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

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Make 2015 Your Best Fundraising Year Ever
Whether the stock market continues to hover around its all-time high or begins a new cycle of decline - in good economies and in bad - philanthropy is still taking place. According to GivingUSA, more than $330 billion dollars were given away last year. How did your organization do? Using research-driven data, Hartsook is growing philanthropy for its clients. In fact, we are on a mission to grow philanthropy by 20 percent in the next 25 years. Contact us if you would like to make 2015 your best fundraising year ever. For more information, email: tammy@hartsookcompanies.com.

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Montana Client Raises $10 Million to Build Long-Awaited School
Billings Catholic Schools (Billings, Mont.) made a public announcement that it will build a new school on land donated to the organization fifty-five years ago. The new school is expected to open in 2017 for first through eighth grades. Billings Catholic Schools Foundation had attempted to raise funds in the past, but without success. In 2011, the school hired Hartsook to conduct a campaign assessment and the capital campaign began shortly after.

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$2 Million emPowering Our Future Campaign for North Carolina Public Radio
WHQR (Wilmington, N.C.) offers news, music, entertainment and interaction to expand knowledge, encourage artistic appreciation, engage the community, and promote civil discourse. A campaign for emPowering Our Future has raised over $900,000 toward its goal to support five initiatives: Service Expansion, Digital Now, Community First, Stability and Service, and Controlling Our Destiny.

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The Center for Courageous Kids Moves Toward Goal
The Center for Courageous Kids (Scottsville, Ky.) has raised $3.1 million towards its $10 million goal to support its camp. The mission of the Center for Courageous Kids is to uplift children who have life-threatening illnesses by creating experiences year-round that are memorable, exciting, fun, build self-esteem, physically safe and medically sound.

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Liberty Memorial Receives National Designation
Liberty Memorial (Kansas City) has received an official designation as the National World War I Museum and Memorial. The provision passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law in December. The mission of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is to inspire thought, dialogue, and learning to make the experiences of the World War I era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations.

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Murray Blackwelder Receives National Philanthropy Day Award
Hartsook Vice Chairman and University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation President Murray Blackwelder has devoted his career to philanthropy in higher education. Before joining the UMKC Foundation, he was senior vice president for advancement at Purdue University. During his tenure, he raised more than $2 billion for Purdue and funded the completion of 44 capital projects. Murray was recognized as this year's Outstanding Fundraising Professional at AFP-Mid America Chapter's National Philanthropy Day awards reception which took place at the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. Join us in celebrating Murray Blackwelder's outstanding service in the advancement of philanthropy.

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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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The Chronicle of Philanthropy for 2014
A special report on How America Gives 2014 is now available. Included among numerous articles of interest: How states compare in giving as a percentage of adjusted gross income; most generous and least generous large cities; and information about the Chronicle's interactive map which allows individuals to research charitable giving in every state, city, county and zip code.

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Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer
Congratulations to Anita B. Gorman, who was honored as Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer at the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Celebration held at the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial, being presented with the award by Hartsook President and CEO Matt Beem.

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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 75 new fundraising managers over the next 24 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.
 

Congratulations to Murray Blackwelder
AFP 2014 Outstanding Fundraising Professional

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Hartsook Vice Chairman

University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation President

Murray has devoted his career to philanthropy in higher education. Before joining the UMKC Foundation, he was senior vice president for advancement at Purdue University. During his tenure, he raised more than $2 billion for Purdue and funded the completion of 44 capital projects. Murray was recognized as this year's Outstanding Fundraising Professional at AFP-Mid America Chapter's National Philanthropy Day awards reception which took place at the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. Join us in celebrating Murray Blackwelder's outstanding service in the advancement of philanthropy.

 
 
 

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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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