Barkley Design: Inspired by Democracy

Inspired by our chief ideas officer, Tim Galles, the Barkley Design team created a series of VOTE posters that not only inspire people to hit the polling booths today, but also showcase the power of design for social change—a lofty challenge we think they nailed. Feel free to share, and tag us too!

BrandLab and Barkley Host Event for Diverse Group of Young Creatives

At Barkley, we believe if you’re serious about making the world a better place, you add something good to it. Most recently, this meant spending a morning with 86 young minds full of fresh ideas for the future—made possible by a visionary nonprofit new to Kansas City and dear to our hearts. Founded in Minneapolis,...

Rose Brooks and Barkley Celebrate Together

In its almost 50 year history, Barkley has regularly committed to philanthropic causes in the local community. A few years ago, we decided to formalize our efforts into Good Works, a program that provides volunteer opportunities for all of our employees to give back. Our CEO Jeff King sets an annual volunteer hours goal, expecting...

Good Works: Barkley partners throw reStart Valentine’s Day party

Roses are red Violets are blue Community service is sweet Helping reStart was a treat! Barkley partners spread some love and joy to the children and families at reStart by throwing a Valentine’s party with cards and cookie decorating. reStart provides shelter and supportive services to empower the homeless in our community to move toward...

Good Works: Barkley and Liquid 9 Get Creative for Rose Brooks

I recently participated in a Barkley volunteer activity with Rose Brooks’ Holiday Store. It was a Tuesday morning and traffic was light, so I began thinking about ways to drive more traffic and donations to their location at the Ward Parkway Mall. The Holiday Store is located very close to the Target entrance and AMC movie theatre, so my...

Good Works: Barkley Partners Bake Holiday Cheer at Ronald McDonald House

Last week several volunteers from Barkley arrived at Kansas City’s Ronald McDonald House with one thing in mind: to bake delicious holiday treats. The after-effect desired: spreading holiday cheer to the families and children staying that week. Barkley partners split into baking teams, and the kitchen began smelling like cookies and chocolate in no time. A...