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Today, successful fundraising is not simply raising money. Real fundraising success means reaching your full potential. Any organization can attract support. But Hartsook clients are raising the most money.

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Karin L. Cox, MFA - Editor

July 2014

Summer Sizzling for Fundraising and Hartsook with Record 42% Growth in 2014!
As one of America's largest fundraising counsel firms, Hartsook has grown 42 percent in the first six months of 2014, with clients on multiple continents and in nearly every state and the nation's capital. Watch for the next eHartsook on more about this extraordinary achievement. Hartsook, along with its Hartsook Institutes, has been characterized as the greatest vendor contributor to the fundraising profession. Bob Hartsook and Hartsook Companies, Inc. have established 13 projects at two universities and invested over $17 million to strengthen the fundraising profession. Now, after nearly thirty years at the forefront of fundraising, Hartsook still leads the charge in growing philanthropy for nonprofits worldwide.

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Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Seeks New Dean
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (Indianapolis, Ind.) is undergoing a search for Dean of its school. Founding Dean, Eugene Tempel, an internationally-recognized leader in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, is retiring and a national search is underway for his successor. During his tenure, the institution has gained national recognition and built an endowment of $72 million.

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Growing Philanthropy for the Boy Scouts of America
Hartsook Companies, Inc. announced an exciting, new partnership with Boy Scouts of America at the 2014 National Annual Meeting in Nashville. Hartsook has a long tradition of helping grow philanthropy for Boy Scouts of America (BSA) councils. Now, BSA National and Hartsook have developed an innovative partnership to extend year-round, professional fundraising expertise to local councils.

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Fundraising Summit at Avila University
Hartsook Institute at Avila University (Kansas City) is providing a rare opportunity for fundraising professionals to be inspired by one of the world's leading authorities on achieving growth in philanthropy. Attendees will also hear firsthand insights from notable philanthropists. Adrian Sargeant will speak at Avila University/Hartsook Institute for Fundraising's 2014 Inspired Fundraising Summit in August. Dr. Sargeant was the first Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.

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Hartsook President and CEO Appointed to U.K. Centre Board
The Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy (Plymouth, United Kingdom), located on the campus of the University of Plymouth, has appointed Hartsook President and CEO Matt Beem to its board of directors. The Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy offers the combined experience of over 60 years in the fundraising field. The Centre provides fundraising expertise regarding philanthropy in countries around the world and draws upon the latest in research, advising on all aspects of fundraising and giving.

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Hartsook/Franztreb Million Dollar Gift List Partners with Gates Foundation
Hartsook Institutes for Fundraising has taken a monumental step in advancing its vision to grow philanthropy in America by 20 percent in the next 20 years. The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has announced the creation of the Hartsook Institute for Applied Fundraising Research. The Institute will include and be directed by the Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at Indiana University (2006); the Hartsook Founding Dean's Fellow (2011); the Franztreb Fundraising Lecture Series (1996); and the Hartsook/Franztreb Million Dollar Gift Report (1999), which recently received a $750,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

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Fundraising Masters Degree Going Online Early 2015
Hartsook Institute at Avila University (Kansas City) has created one of only three fundraising Masters Degrees and one of the few competency-based Fundraising Certificates with independent accreditation. The Institute has announced a plan to go online with both the Masters and Certificate in January, 2015. To date, some of the most well-known fundraising certificates do not require competency evaluation following course work. As employers become more disillusioned with the competency of the fundraising profession, Hartsook and the Hartsook Institutes continue to raise the bar for higher accountability in fundraising training and instruction.

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Translational Research Center Started by Hartsook
Indiana University Chancellor Charles Bantz and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy announced a $5 million gift from Bob Hartsook effectively matched by $2 million from the University to create the Hartsook Institute for Applied Fundraising Research - the first and only academically-based, Translational Research Center and testing model in the world. The Institute will be directed by the Hartsook Chair and will manage the Hartsook/Franztreb Million Dollar Gift Report, the Frantzreb Fundraising Symposium and the Hartsook Founding Dean's Fellow.

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International Humanitarian Award Received
Hartsook Executive Vice President Karen Haren has been designated as the 2014 Schweitzer Award for Excellence winner from the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Chapman University. This recognition is given annually to people who exemplify in their lives the standard, ethics, and values of the 1952 Nobel Prize winner and international humanitarian. The first recipient was Linus Pauling. Others have included Norman Cousins, Rhena Schweitzer-Miller, Habitat for Humanity, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Hartsook Founder Named to High School Hall of Fame
Emporia High School (Emporia, Kan.) has named Hartsook Founder and Chairman, Bob Hartsook, among several of its Hall of Fame inductees. Hartsook graduated in 1966 and gave that year's commencement address to the nearly 300 graduates. Adding to the Hall of Fame induction event was a return to the former high school location where the Class of 1966's school gift had been a mosaic of the school's mascot, still on display. The school building is being converted into a hotel, but the Spartan Head will remain in the hotel lobby.

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Hartsook Gifts $6 Million to Clients
Many Hartsook clients have taken advantage of a gift program by Hartsook through its partnership with Hartsook Farms & Resorts which offers the use of resort properties as prizes, charity auction items, and other uses. For the past decade, over 300 weeks of use of a condo on the Atlantic's Wrightsville Beach has been utilized by Hartsook clients - with the total of gifts valued at nearly $3 million. Hartsook Farms has offered to continue this program for as long another 10 years worth which represents another additional $3 million gift. This month, Wrightsville Beach was named by National Geographic as one of the ten best beaches in America. If you are a Hartsook client, contact your consultant about how you can take advantage of this program.

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Hartsook's Growing Philanthropy Tour
Hartsook speakers are members of the Hartsook team of professional fundraising consultants who have, in their collective careers, raised more than $4 billion in their 300-plus years of experience. Click here to see upcoming Growing Philanthropy Tour presentations. To view a sample of past presentations, click here. To schedule a Hartsook consultant to speak at your conference or organization, email Tammy at tammy@hartsookcompanies.com.

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Looking for a Rewarding Career?
Hartsook Companies, Inc. expects to attract at least one hundred new fundraising managers over the next 36 months. Onsite fundraising managers will be deployed to projects throughout the United States and eventually in Europe, Australia, Canada, Africa, Asia and elsewhere. Hartsook is beginning the process of attracting those interested in joining the world's largest fundraising consulting practice. Placements will support fundraising for visual and performing arts, education, youth development, safety net, healthcare and international engagement organizations. Watch for the official recruitment announcement by Hartsook. If you are interested in learning more, contact Danny Kohrs, Vice President of Operations at dkohrs@hartsookcompanies.com.

If you'd like a free subscription to eHartsook on Philanthropy - or its companion publication, the free, bi-weekly Strategies for Success, contact Tammy Weinman, tammy@hartsookcompanies.com or 866.630.8500 ext. 8225.
 

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Professor Adrian Sargeant, Ph.D., Visiting Hartsook Professor for the Hartsook Institute at Avila University and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University in the U.K. will be speaking at the 2014 Inspired Fundraising Summit.

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Adrian was the first Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Be inspired by one of the world’s leading authorities on achieving growth in philanthropy.

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Fundraising Books

fundraising bookPerformance-Driven Fundraising: Taking Control of Your Success. Million Dollar Gifts recounts 101 strategies of amazing real life stories of million dollar or more gifts made by average Americans. These strategies include a fundamental philosophy of Hartsook success, "Nobody Wants to Give Money Away."

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