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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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Eleven New and Renewed Hartsook Relationships in First Month of 2015
In this eHartsook on Philanthropy, we celebrate new and renewed clients, as well as our nineteen new Hartsook employees. In 2014, Hartsook began its exclusive partnership with Boy Scouts of America and introduced eHartsook on Scouting. Based on our annual review of comparable fundraising consulting firms, we retain a leadership position nationally even with recent growth in the industry; and since our goal is to see philanthropy increase, we are pleased to see this industry grow. Finally, in the area of fundraising education, the Avila University Hartsook Masters Program is expected to go online in the fall of 2015. It looks like another banner year ahead for Hartsook and our clients. If you would like more information, email tammy@hartsookcompanies.com.


Hartsook President and CEO on Jumpstarting Your Program
The NonProfit Times article "Jumpstarting Your Program" by Matt Beem provides tips to help organizations re-energize their planned giving program. For example, "Create a special group for those who have remembered your organization in their estate plans … Name it after an event or date of significance in your organization's history. Invite those who have already remembered you to become members of the society's charter class." Click here to read the full article.


California Client: Feeding America San Diego
Feeding America San Diego (San Diego, Calf.) recently retained Hartsook to help support its fundraising efforts. At the end of 2014, during its Month of a Million Meals, the nonprofit and its partners raised funding equivalent to over 2.2 million meals. Feeding America San Diego is the largest hunger relief organization in San Diego County.


The Atlas of Giving Shares its 2015 Forecast
In conjunction with Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio, the Atlas of Giving invited members of the nonprofit community to participate in a live streaming event announcing 2014 results and the 2015 forecast for charitable giving by sector, source and state.


The American Spectator Honors The Heritage Foundation's Vice President/Senior Counsel
In February, the American Spectator magazine honored John Von Kannon, Vice President and Senior Counsel for the Heritage Foundation, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented at the magazine's annual Robert L. Bartley Dinner Gala event in Washington, D.C. Hartsook client, the Heritage Foundation, was a Gold Sponsor of this event which featured speakers Sen. Rand Paul and actor John Ratzenberger (Cliff from TV's Cheers) among others.


Charitable Giving to U.S. Colleges and Universities Up for the Second Year in a Row
According to the Council for Aid to Education (CAE), its survey on giving shows an 11 percent increase in giving from last year. This is the second year in a row charitable giving to U.S. colleges and universities has risen. Click here to read more on higher education philanthropy in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.


Hartsook Consultant Serves as Interim for Feeding America San Diego
Hartsook Executive Vice President Karen Haren, who led Harvesters - The Community Food Network in Kansas City, Missouri for 14 years, will serve as Feeding America San Diego's interim executive director as the nonprofit's board of directors undergoes its search for a permanent director. Last year, Feeding America San Diego distributed 25 million pounds of food and raised $4.9 million. In her role as interim, Haren will provide expertise in the area of food insecurity, nutrition and poverty.


Hartsook Invited to Fourth Scholas Occurentes World Conference in Italy
Hartsook President and CEO Matt Beem was invited to attend the Fourth Scholas Occurrentes World Educational Conference held in Vatican City. Other companies in attendance included Univision, HSBC Bank, Christie's, Google and others. The mission of Scholas is to "improve education and integrate different communities, with a special focus on those with fewer resources. This is through the commitment of all stakeholders and the linking of schools and educational networks from all over the world, and by means of educational, artistic and sport initiatives." Hartsook was invited to observe the conference as the firm begins discussions about helping Scholas grow philanthropy and expand its mission in the U.S. and around the world.


Advancing Community Health in Missouri
Liberty Hospital Foundation (Liberty, Mo.) has retained Hartsook to help the hospital assist under-insured and underserved patients, support community health education and programs, provide valuable resources to hospital employees and patients and offer pathways to education for future and current nurses in the area. The Foundation's mission is to provide financial support to Liberty Hospital by funding programs that will have a positive impact on the hospital's patients and employees.


Policy Research Institution Setting Record in Nation's Capital
The Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.) has extended its contract with Hartsook for growing philanthropy. The organization was founded in 1973 as a research and education think-tank. The Heritage Foundation is one of the largest public policy research institutions in the nation providing timely, accurate research on key policy issues: "We believe the principles and ideas of the American Founding are worth conserving and renewing." Heritage is an independent, tax-exempt organization which accepts no government funds.


Shawnee Mission Medical Center Extends Fundraising Contract
The mission of the Foundation for Shawnee Mission Medical Center (Merriam, Kan.) is to inspire philanthropy that will transform the lives of its patients, donors, and community through the healing mission of Shawnee Mission Medical Center. The Shawnee Mission Medical Center serves patients from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and around the Midwest. It is a member of the Adventist Health System.


Consultant Joins Growing Hartsook Team
Hartsook Senior Vice President Brian Moore served as a Development Director for the University of Kansas prior to joining Hartsook. At KU, he helped secure multiple gifts over a million dollars and worked on the University's billion-dollar capital campaign. He also worked in development for Avila University and served several years with the federally-funded educational program, Upward Bound, where he wrote successful grants totaling $2.82 million and directed the program for low income, first generation high school students. You can contact Brian at bmoore@hartsookcompanies.com and learn more about the Hartsook team.


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.


New Dean at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has selected Amir Pasic as its new dean. Said Pasic, "The school has a strong global reputation and proven track record as a research leader and educator of outstanding philanthropy leaders and practitioners. Its talented faculty and staff are at the vanguard of deepening knowledge and developing and sharing new understanding of philanthropy, and are dedicated to strengthening and serving the philanthropic sector with openness and generosity." Click here 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 $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.


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.

Congratulations Steve Newberry
2015 Growing Philanthropy Award for Community Engagement


Steve Newberry was presented with the prestigious 2015 Growing Philanthropy Award by Hartsook President and CEO Matt Beem during the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.  In selecting Steve Newberry as the recipient, Hartsook Institutes' International Board of Visitors believes this award not only acknowledges the extraordinary individual contributions of Newberry, but also acknowledges those in the broadcast industry who are dedicated to strengthening nonprofit organizations and actively supporting the growing philanthropy movement in their communities. Join us in celebrating Steve Newberry's outstanding service in the advancement of philanthropy.


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