Matthew J. Beem, PhD(c), CFRE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Matt serves on the advisory board for the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University in Plymouth, United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s (UMKC) Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Matt served on the board of trustees of Avila University, Kansas City, from 2015-2017 and on the board of trustees at Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa, from 2008-2014 and served as Advancement Committee Chair from 2010-2014. He is a featured speaker throughout the United States and abroad. Matt is the author of Performance-Driven Fundraising: Taking Control of Your Success and a co-author of $231 Billion Raised and Counting with Bob Hartsook and Karin Cox.
Matt holds a bachelor of journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, a master of public administration in nonprofit management from UMKC’s Bloch School and is a doctoral candidate at UMKC.