A little bit about me.
I’m Kasey Hammock, also known as: a no judgement partner who’s not afraid of getting dirty, tackling big projects, and helping you identify your next winning move.
How I got here.
It’s been a bit like a game of battleship. My life has been strategic series of moves that resulted in a few misses (it’s important to be honest about our mistakes!), a lot of hits, and whole lot of learning along the way. Anyone who knows me knows that I am passionate about helping others- in ways that are meaningful for them. There is no job too small or too big. If it needs done, and I have the skills to make it happen, I will do it.
I’ve worked in nonprofit organizations since I was 18. At each point in my career I’ve had critical experiences that shaped my passion for partnering with our community and sharpened my skills to build and execute highly effective programs.
I have a Bachelors in Social Work, Masters in Public Affairs, Nonprofit Management, and am currently working on my PhD in Social Work. In the last decade, I’ve worked in all levels of organizations from frontline staff, program management, and the executive director.
It’s this unique set of experiences & education that give me the expertise to help you achieve your goals. Here are just a few of the accomplishments I’ve had over the years:
Led strategic organizational growth
Implemented highly successful programs
Overhauled organizational policies & processes
Diversifying funding through grant writing and donor relationships
Did the tedious (and often dirty) tasks to get the job done
Who I am as a human.
Oh geeze. Where to start? I think the most important thing for you to know is that I love tacos and I am very serious about that.
My friends would describe me as quirky, caring, and hard working. When I’m not trying to change the world, you can usually find me outside. I love to hike, bike, garden, and curl up with a good book on my porch swing.
I live in Columbia with my husband, Max, and our pair of rambunctious pets- an 8yr old australian shepard and a 13yr old russian blue. Max and I love to travel and have big plans to see the world.
Want to know more? I’d love to share over a cup of coffee- but more importantly, I sure want to get to know you.
Recent work & results
First Chance for Children
I started at First Chance as an Intern, worked my way to a Parent Educator, then Executive Assistant, the Interim Executive Director, and finally as the Executive Director. I served as the Director for 5 years and in that time expanded our service area, acquired another agency, closed a budget deficit, and implemented new processes to better serve clients and track outcomes.
- Increased annual business and individual fundraising from 4% to 32% of the budget
- Acquired an agency, expanded service area, partnerships, and staff size to increase families served by 10-15% each year
- Launched new database systems to effectively track donor and client metrics
Truman School of Public Affairs Grant Writing Program
As the Program Coordinator for the Grant Writing program I helped build capacity in nonprofit agencies and skills in graduate students. We paired local agencies with students, teaching both about grant writing, research, and program evaluation. By the end of each semester, agencies had grant proposal to submit to a specific funder based on their needs.
- Assisted eleven organizations in finding and applying for grant funding.
- Taught 60 student and nonprofit professionals grant writing and program development fundamentals.
- Developed streamlined training and program processes.
Starting as a Site Assistant at Shepard Elementary, I quickly moved to a Co-Site Facilitator at Battle Elementary in it’s first year of operation. At Battle, I oversaw the opening of the new program, managed a staff of 5 Site Assistants, and coordinated activities for students.
- Effectively opened a new program site serving an avg. of 30 students
- Maintained program accreditation standards
- Managed a team of 5 Site Assistants
I served as the Art Director for the 2014 season. I designed curriculum accessible to campers ranging from age 5-85 with a range of disabilities. I partnered with volunteers, program directors, and direct care staff to provide high quality, creative programs to 100+ campers each week.
- Overhauled the art curriculum
- Partnered with program directors to integrate each department’s programming
- Provided accessable activities for a wide range of clients