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Phillip Hanson

President and CEO at Truman Heartland Community Foundation

Kansas City, Missouri Area
Nonprofit Organization Management
  1. American Lung Association of the Central States,
  2. Heart of America United Way
  1. University of Missouri-Kansas City

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University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Public Administration

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At the Truman Heartland Community Foundation our goal is to improve the area communities that we serve by promoting and serving private giving for the public good. We specialize in serving the Eastern Jackson County Communities in the KC region but have donors that we serve in many communities.

We bring people together who strive to make a difference through their charitable giving and help them amplify their impact.

Its a great pleasure to serve as President and CEO and work with amazing people in our community.

Specialties:planned giving, estate gifts, trust administration, chartiable gift annuities, leadership, marketing, strategic planning , community collaborations, development


President and CEO

Truman Heartland Community Foundation
– Present (4 years 11 months)

Senior Vice President Development

American Lung Association of the Central States
(3 years 8 months)

Responsible for all fundraising for the American Lung Association of the Central States (ALACS) which was formed on July 1, 2006 with the merger of the five ALA state associations of Nebraska; Oklahoma and Texas. Arkansas became the sixth state in our region on July 1 2008.
Developed a strategic development plan to diversify income streams and launch individual giving and planned giving programs.
Created and implemented an integrated development staffing plan that includes 29 staff serving 13 major communities in the six state region.
Recruited and trained a strong team of Regional Vice Presidents to lead the development effort for each market.
Lead the efforts to successfully recruit, train and institute Leadership Councils (advisory boards) in each of our 13 markets. (Currently over 200 volunteers)
Created the O2 Society to attract new younger and greener supporters to compliment our current substantial but aging donor base.
Created Second Century Society to recognize leadership givers.
Provided proactive leadership on the senior team as we integrated the cultures of five organizations into the new dynamic culture of the ALACS.
Effectively staff the Board Development Committee; created volunteer recognition program and assessment tools for leadership councils and board of directors.

Senior Vice President Financial Resource Development

Heart of America United Way
(10 years 1 month)

Provided staff leadership for community wide campaign which generated $38.5 Million in 2005 with workplace programs in nearly 2,000 organizations. Collaborated with top volunteer leadership to design and implement strategies to enhance revenue.
Effectively led a staff team of 16 and a volunteer team of over 200 local business leaders in achieving revenue goals.
Developed and implemented a customer affinity program that was being replicated in 22 other communities. (The Caring Club)
Successfully implemented a web based pledge system which resulted in our organization being recognized as a national leader in utilization of this new technology with 25% of revenue coming from this system.
Expansion of Major Donor program: Alexis de Tocqueville Society revenue growth 91% in 3 years.
Creation of Young Leaders Society with over 600 members for Leadership Givers 40 and younger enabling us to reach this new target market.
Created the Diamond Donor Program which recognized 25 year or longer donors. With over 900 members the program was recognized as a model by United Way of America.
Maximized value of sponsorship opportunity of "United Way 300" NASCAR race presented by Yellow Transportation and Sprint at the Kansas Speedway on 10-8-05. Designed and implemented new systems to track asset utilization, and financials. Effectively communicated with and motivated staff, volunteers, and workplace campaign coordinators to fully utilize this groundbreaking opportunity.

Vice President

Heart of America United Way
(9 years 1 month)

Heart of America United Way (multiple titles and promotions

Director, Campaign

Heart of America United Way
(3 years 10 months)


  • Board Development
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer Management
  • Planned Giving
  • Non-profits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Philanthropy
  • Community Outreach
  • Leadership
  • Annual Giving
  • Grants
  • Grant Writing
  • Community Development
  • Public Relations
  • Donor Recognition
  • Prospect Research
  • Non-profit...
  • Stewardship
  • Nonprofits
  • Resource Development
  • Fundraisers
  • Leadership Development
  • Event Planning
  • Program Evaluation
  • Civic Engagement
  • Non-profit Board...
  • Public Speaking
  • Donor Management
  • Board Relations
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Non-profit Leadership
  • Program Development
  • Capital Campaign...
  • Volunteer Recruiting
  • Volunteer Training
  • Major Gift Development
  • Major Gift Solicitations
  • Coalitions
  • Major Donor Cultivation
  • Volunteering
  • Community Engagement
  • Economic Development
  • Foundations
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Public/private...
  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Community Organizing
  • Moves Management
  • Program Management
  • Alumni Relations
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