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Fundraising Success.

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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Your nonprofit organization can raise more money. Almost $300 billion was given away last year - 3% more than the year before. Expert, committed and research-based fundraising counsel and management help Hartsook clients get their share.

Advancing fundraising for your organization is our mission - so you can advance your mission.

Over 3,000 organizations like yours have raised billions of dollars with Hartsook fundraising counsel or management. Contact us now to see how we can help you reach your full potential.

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Hartsook is a leader in the fundraising profession, with the only named, endowed chair in fundraising in the world - the Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at Indiana University - and Hartsook Institutes for Fundraising, a higher education opportunity for fundraisers.


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Hartsook Raises $181 Billion for 6,000 Nonprofits Worldwide
Over its 29 years as a premier fundraising firm, Hartsook has raised $181 billion for a wide variety of nonprofits - 6000 worldwide. We are stunned by this impact, and we are on pace to raise $200 billion by the completion of our 30th year. This remarkable achievement has been accomplished while assisting nonprofits of all sizes and sectors - not, as is the custom of some firms, while only working with billion-dollar campaigns. We are committed to advancing philanthropy among an eclectic, cross-section of the philanthropic community: social service, youth, education, healthcare, the arts, advocacy, environment, recreation and many others.

Halfway through 2015, our client engagement for this year already is over 300 nonprofits from around the world. Most recently, we have been retained for our Executive Search services with such organizations as Feeding America San Diego, Florida Hospital Tampa, National Catholic Reporter, and Holland Hall Episcopal School of Tulsa. These well-respected nonprofits have retained Hartsook to identify exceptional fundraising professionals for their organizations... and we will.

If you would like more information on how we can serve you and your organization, email tammy@hartsookcompanies.com.

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Fulfilling a Dream Surpasses Original Goal
Boys and Girls Clubs of Glasgow-Barren County(Glasgow, Ky.) outsourced its campaign management to Hartsook to raise unprecedented funds - $3.2 million - for a new building and programs. Hartsook recommended the $3.2 million pre-campaign goal while the organization built a donor file and established its fundraising processes. The campaign has raised almost $5 million to date. Said their board chair, "Hartsook has been incredible. The effects of what they helped us do through this campaign will be lasting. No organization in Glasgow had attempted a project of this scale, but we trusted them from the start."

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Social Service Organization Exceeds Campaign Goal
Cross-Lines Community Outreach (Kansas City, Kan.) retained Hartsook to assist the organization in fulfilling its fundraising goal for $2.3 million to build a new thrift store - its first new building in the organization's 50 years. Cross-Lines' mission is to provide people affected by poverty with basic services and opportunities that encourage self-confidence and self-sufficiency. Said Hartsook Executive Vice President Bud Cooper, "Cross-Lines not only exceeded its goal by $155,000, it received a challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation, numerous gifts from foundations and corporations, and tax credits from the State of Kansas. It was quite an extraordinary success."

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BSA Greater Cleveland Council Retains Hartsook
Boy Scouts of America Greater Cleveland Council (Cleveland) supports Scouting programs throughout the Cleveland, Ohio area. The Council is comprised of three districts: Central, Tinker's Creek, and Western Trails. The BSA Greater Cleveland Council maintains its camp, Beaumont Scout Reservation, about 40 miles east of downtown Cleveland in Rock Creek, Ohio. Hartsook has been retained to assess the council's fundraising objectives and help grow philanthropy for the Council.

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Providing a Bridge Between Medicine and Compassion
T.J. Community Mission Foundation (Glasgow, Ky.) was recently established to advance specialized healthcare programs and exceptional care for its community, and to provide a bridge between medicine and compassion. Hartsook has been enlisted to help them meet these needs by growing philanthropy for TJCMF.

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Innovative Nonprofit Turns to Hartsook for Expertise
Enteric Solutions (New Bern, N.C.) represents an entirely new way of "doing nonprofits." It is inspirational and innovative, because it combines the expertise of for-profit companies with the heart of philanthropy; and it gives donors the opportunity to share the vision of eradicating a common killer: diarrheal disease. Enteric Solutions is working to develop effective pharmaceutical technologies for the treatment of global, life-threatening health conditions, including enteric (intestinal) disease and Hartsook is helping to make these solutions possible.

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Oregon Council Retains Hartsook to Conduct Pre-Campaign Study
Boy Scouts of America Crater Lake Council (Central Point, Ore.) supports Scouting programs in Southern Oregon, Central Oregon and Northern California with four service centers located in Central Point, Klamath Falls, Bend and Eureka California. The Council oversees four camps: Camp Makualla, Camp McLoughlin, Camp Riggs, and Camp McCaleb. Hartsook has been retained to conduct a pre-campaign study for Crater Lake Council.

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New Emergency Shelter and Outreach Center for TLC
The Laurel Center (Winchester, Va.) supports victims of domestic violence by providing emergency housing, advocacy, support services, and education for the City of Winchester, Frederick County and Clarke County. The organization has retained Hartsook to support its capital goals.

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Feeding America San Diego Extends its Relationship with Hartsook
Feeding America San Diego (San Diego, Calf.) retained Hartsook to help support its fundraising efforts. Feeding America San Diego is the largest hunger relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the nonprofit and its partners raised funding to provide the equivalent of over 2.2 million meals.

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Blackwelder Joins Hartsook
After a very successful fundraising career leading such institutions as Wichita State University, Iowa State University, Purdue University and most recently University of Missouri–Kansas City - Murray Blackwelder will join Hartsook as a Senior Executive Vice President. "The addition of Murray to our consultant team continues our tradition of attracting the very best," says Hartsook President and CEO Matt Beem. Initially, Blackwelder will be part of the team raising funds for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home (Abilene, Kan.) among other projects. The addition of Blackwelder is especially significant for Hartsook, since Murray was Executive Director of the Wichita State Foundation when Hartsook founder Bob Hartsook served as Vice President which included oversight of the Foundation. In the 1980s, they led one of only 30 successful $100 million university campaigns in America.

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Additions to the Hartsook Team
Adding their experience and expertise to the deep bench of Hartsook consultants:  Dwight Hansen, Associate Consultant, Spearfish, S.D.; Karen Haren, Executive Vice President, Kansas City; Ross J. Pfannenstiel, Senior Vice President, Kansas City; Cynthia Smith-Kelly, Senior Vice President, Kansas City; John Warren, Executive Vice President, Winchester, Va.; and Pamela L. Wood, Senior Vice President, New York.

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Hartsook Store Available on Amazon,
Free Kindle Books August 24-28

Check out the Hartsook store at amazon.com. All Hartsook books will be free to download on Kindle for one week only in August. Don't miss out this amazing opportunity to learn from the best.

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Online Masters in Fundraising Management
In partnership with the Hartsook Institutes for Fundraising, Avila University (Kansas City) is home to the first-in-the-nation online Master's in Fundraising Management. Nonprofit fundraising requires specialized knowledge and skills that you just won't get from a general non-profit management degree program. Research-based classes created by internationally renowned Dr. Adrian Sargeant, with the support and experience of Hartsook, focus on the science and business of fundraising. Gain the knowledge you need to change the world through fundraising. A tuition grant of up to 33 percent is available for Hartsook clients. All courses are available online and classes start every eight weeks. Contact Avila University at advantage@avila.edu to learn more.

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Hartsook Serves Nonprofits From Every Sector and Around the World
Whether a nonprofit is undergoing a multi-million dollar campaign or needs help growing its giving potential, Hartsook is committed to its clients' fundraising success. Hartsook clients represent a diverse group of nonprofits from a wide variety of sectors: education, healthcare, performing arts, social services, religious organizations, policy think tanks, assisted living, and many others. You can view a list of recent Hartsook clients here.

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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 $181 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. 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.
 

Blackwelder Joins Hartsook

After a very successful fundraising career leading such institutions as Wichita State University, Iowa State University, Purdue University and most recently University of Missouri-Kansas City - Murray Blackwelder will join Hartsook as a Senior Executive Vice President.

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"The addition of Murray to our consultant team continues our tradition of attracting the very best," says Hartsook President and CEO Matt Beem. Initially, Blackwelder will be part of the team raising funds for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home (Abilene, Kan.) among other projects.

The addition of Blackwelder is especially significant for Hartsook, since Murray was Executive Director of the Wichita State Foundation when Hartsook founder Bob Hartsook served as Vice President which included oversight of the Foundation. In the 1980s, they led one of only 30 successful $100 million university campaigns in America.