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imageToday, 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. Over $350 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.

Hartsook has raised $231 billion and counting for a wide variety of nonprofits - 6,000 worldwide. 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.

Karin L. Cox, MFA - Editor August 2016

Growing Philanthropy Tour Presenting Worldwide
Hartsook Co-founder and Senior Executive Vice President Karin Cox (Wilmington, N.C.) was the keynote speaker at this year's Virginia Fund Raising Institute in Charlottesville, Va. Cox, author of Fundraising Leadership: The Essential Guide for Nonprofit Board Members Who Want to Make a Lasting Difference, is one of Hartsook's most popular presenters. Other presentations by Hartsook team members include: Matt Beem in Kansas City at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Forum; Adrian Sargeant in New York City at The Jewish Federations of North America Professional Institute, in Brussels at the CASE Europe Annual Conference, and in London at the Directory of Social Change Fundraising Fair 2016; Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang in Kansas City at the 2016 Inspired Fundraising Summit; Karin Cox and Janell Johnson in Charlotte, N.C. at the 2016 North Carolina AFO Conference; and Karin Cox in Kansas City at the Shepherd's Centers of America National Conference. For more information on scheduling a presenter from the Hartsook team or in finding out what Hartsook can do for your organization, email tammy@hartsookcompanies.com.


Nonprofits Must Be Prepared to Ask for Legacy Gifts
According to Adrian Sargeant in his article, "Gifts in wills: talking the language of legacy," featured in Fundraising & Philanthropy-Australia: If nonprofits don't have a plan for asking for legacy gifts, they may miss out on bequests from a generation of baby boomers."... with the passing of the baby boom generation in the coming years... if nonprofits don't solicit gifts of this nature properly, all that will happen with the passing of that generation will be a massive drop-off in annual giving as our most generous supporters pass." Let Hartsook help your nonprofit uncover legacy gifts for the long-term stability of your organization.


New York BSA Council Retains Hartsook to Provide Fundraising Management
Boy Scouts of America Westchester-Putnam Council (Hawthorne, N.Y.) will receive fundraising management counsel from the Hartsook team to support its Scouting programs. The Council and its 1,400-acre Agatha A. Durland Scout Reservation are located in Putnam County in New York State.


Hartsook's Karin Cox Keynote at Virginia Conference
The Virginia Fund Raising Institute (VFRI) is a cooperative effort of five of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Virginia Chapters. The chapters organize annually to coordinate VFRI and advance philanthropy through education and fellowship. The 2016 conference - For the Love of Fundraising - was held in Charlottesville, Va. Hartsook Co-founder and Senior Executive Vice President Karin Cox was this year's keynote speaker. Her presentation on Fundraising Leadership drew on insights from her book, Fundraising Leadership: The Essential Guide for Nonprofit Board Members Who Want to Make a Lasting Difference.


Soon to be Released: $231 Billion Raised and Counting
Bob Hartsook's newest book will influence the way you view fundraising and how you raise money. As a professional fundraiser, consultant and a philanthropist in his own right, Bob - along with Matt Beem, Karin Cox and Associates - has brought together strategies for fundraising success from the extraordinary Hartsook team. According to Bob, "Growing philanthropy has been my goal. To reflect on the Hartsook consultants who have contributed to this book makes me very proud. Successful fundraising is dependent on smart, thinking men and women. In this book, we are proud to offer that to the world."

image Strategies for Success: Valuing Estate Valuations
Michael Barvick, Director, Gift Planning, The Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.) shares the value of estate gifts for nonprofits. "Estate valuations can provide momentum to inspire larger commitments. They give organizations the ability to steward and recognize donors in a way that assures gifts are realized, and they give donors the peace of mind to know their intent will be honored." Click here to read more.

North Kansas City Hospital: A Campaign to Provide Hope and Healing
North Kansas City Hospital has provided healthcare for Kansas City residents for more than half a century. A campaign for the Northland will support in-home patient care, assistance to patients battling cancer, funds for charitable healthcare, and community healthcare education and scholarships. North Kansas City Hospital remains as committed to providing quality healthcare in the Northland and surrounding communities today as it did when its doors first opened in 1958.

image Eisenhower Legacy Gala, October 15, 2016
The Eisenhower Foundation will host the Eisenhower Legacy Gala in October at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kan. The Eisenhower Foundation was formed in 1945 following the Allied victory in Europe. The Foundation's mission is to honor and champion the relevance today of the life and leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower through compelling programs and events that celebrate his legacy.
image Inspired Summit's Board Training Session Winner
Rev. Jennifer Thomas, Regional Gift Officer and Alumni Relations of the Lutheran School of Theology (Chicago) was the winner of a free, personalized board training session to be presented to the School's board by a senior Hartsook consultant. The 2016 Inspired Fundraising Summit, presented by Hartsook and Avila University/Hartsook Institute for Fundraising, took place in Kansas City at Avila University. This year's speakers were Professors Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, United Kingdom; and Paul Clorley, Vice President and editorial director of NonProfit Times. For more information, email tammy@hartsookcompanies.com.


Earn Your Master's in Fundraising Management Online
A tuition grant of up to 33 percent is available for Hartsook clients.
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. All courses are available online and classes start every eight weeks. Contact Avila University at advantage@avila.edu to learn more.


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 $231 billion and counting 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.


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.


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.

University of Chicago Economics Professor Named to
Indiana University's Robert F. Hartsook Visiting Chair in Fundraising


John List, PhD - one of the world's leading experts on experimental economics - has been named the Robert F. Hartsook Visiting Chair in Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University.

John List is Chairman of the Department of Economics University of Chicago and Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He was recognized in The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 Innovator list in 2015 and 2016.

John assumes the Robert F. Hartsook Visiting Chair first held by Dr. Adrian Sargeant, Director of the Hartsook Centre of Sustainable Philanthropy, University of Plymouth, U.K.


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