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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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Smart. Superior. Strategies.

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 $8.81 Billion in Hometown
Once a year we report on Hartsook's continued engagement in the Kansas City area - our hometown. In the last 24 months, 49 nonprofits have sought out Hartsook to advise them on campaigns, ongoing funding and other philanthropic work. Together, they have raised an estimated $8.81 billion for Kansas City projects. In Hartsook's 29 years in Kansas City, we have completed over 1,000 nonprofit campaigns and raised billions of dollars to advance education, healthcare, the arts, youth services, social services and other programs. 

Said Kansas City icon, past AFP Philanthropist of the Year, and Chair Emeritus of Dunn Construction Bill Dunn at the annual Hartsook Institute for Fundraising Management Seminar: "When nonprofits ask , I tell them to hire Bob ... and Matt ... all of those Hartsook people."

Hartsook continues to be the largest provider of consulting services in the Kansas City area, estimated to be 20 times larger than any other firm. If you would like more information, email tammy@hartsookcompanies.com.

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Shawnee Mission Health Receives Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant
Shawnee Mission Health (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) is leading the way for better health through its Birthing Center, ICU, Emergency Department and Surgery Tower, with over $60 million in construction projects and nearly $20 million of philanthropy raised to support these efforts. Now, another $30+ million in projects will go to benefit Shawnee Mission Health as its foundation launches a campaign, along with a multi-million dollar challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation (Tulsa, Okla.)

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Kansas City's Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America
BSA-Heart of America Council (Kansas City) is moving forward on its fundraising goals to make significant improvements to its two camps - Camp Bartle and Camp Naish. Its campaign will also help enhance the Council's Scouting services, strengthen its endowment and provide support to continue training a new generation of leaders in the Greater Kansas City area.

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The Centennial Campaign for Avila University
Avila University (Kansas City, Mo.) received a $3.5 million gift from Vita Goppert; a $1.5 million gift from Jack Wiley; and three new estate designations valued at over $2.5 million. The University's Centennial Campaign for Avila University is at 88 percent of its $43 million campaign goal. The campaign is expected to finish fiscal year 2015 with over $10.4 million raised - with this, it stands as the most philanthropic private college in the Kansas City area. Additionally, by per capita student, funding raised represents the largest of any university in the Kansas City area. Avila University has received two Mabee Foundation (Tulsa, Okla.) challenge grants valued at $2.5 million.

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Hospice Care in Kansas City Receives Support to Expand Services
Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (Kansas City) enlisted Hartsook to support its campaign for existing and expanded programs. Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is the largest and most respected hospice program in Kansas City. It is Kansas City's original hospice. In addition to a team of palliative care physicians and nurses, over 400 volunteers bring an added depth of services to patients and families.

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$85 Million Raised in Gifts and In-Kind
Harvesters Community Food Network (Kansas City) continues to make an exceptional contribution to the Kansas City community including Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri. For fiscal year 2015, they have raised $85 million in gifts and in-kind food. This brings their support raised to over $330 million since the start of their strategic plan three years ago. It is expected that over the five year duration of their strategic plan, they will raise over $600 million - making them the most successful recipient of philanthropy in Kansas City.

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Hartsook Clients Exceed Giving USA Benchmarks
For 29 years Hartsook clients have consistently exceeded Giving USA benchmarks by substantial amounts. According to Giving USA, $358.38 billion given in 2014. While it cannot hurt to know what happened in 2014, Hartsook is always looking ahead. During the Great Recession, when Giving USA reported that giving was down, Hartsook was encouraging its clients to push forward. While others were looking back at 2008, Hartsook clients were raising more money than ever.

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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.
 

Register Now for an Online Master's 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.

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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.