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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. 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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The Best.

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 June 2016

Hartsook Clients Exceed Giving USA's Annual Report of Philanthropy Standard... Again

Giving USA's 2015 Annual Report on Philanthropy showed a four percent increase in giving. Yet, once again, Hartsook clients exceeded expectations with 98.6% raising money above the Giving USA standard. In fact, for 30 years, Hartsook clients have outperformed Giving USA's reported increase by a substantial margin. Fundraisers are starting to ask how a report on money raised last year can help grow philanthropy. And if it doesn't help, what can?

Well, Hartsook has the answer. What's needed are properly educated, professional fundraisers such as those gaining their degrees through Hartsook Institute for Fundraising Management at Avila University, the world's only online Masters in Fundraising Management, led by the leader in the Growing Philanthropy Movement, Adrian Sargeant, Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. And this education must be combined with applied fundraising research, such as that being generated at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy; Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Jen Shang's work at the Centre's Charity Lab; and applied economic studies being undertaken by John List at the University of Chicago. To learn more about Hartsook Institutes' Growing Philanthropy Movement, check out this year's Inspired Fundraising Summit taking place in August at Avila University. For more information on what Hartsook can do for your organization, email tammy@hartsookcompanies.com.


Dwight D. Eisenhower: A Legacy of Leadership
The mission of the Eisenhower Foundation (Abilene, Kan.) 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. The Foundation has grown from a local organization to a national movement supporting the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. With counsel from Hartsook, the Foundation is seeking support for its capital and programs initiatives. Renovated Museum galleries will be designed around the life and vision of President Dwight D. Eisenhower: Becoming Ike; Leading to Victory; Waging Peace, Justice and Prosperity; and Character, Leadership and Vision.


Nashville Nonprofit Raises $1.1 Million Toward Goal
Mission 615 (Nashville, Tenn.) hosted its first annual event to take place each year on 6-15. This special event was held to rally partners in the area to stand with Mission 615 and to raise awareness and resources to better serve the homeless and inner city children of Nashville. The evening included an appearance by the musical group About a Mile. Mission 615 is a ministry committed to feeding, clothing, and ministering the Word of God. Mission 615 is active in four inner city neighborhoods and multiple sites around the city every week. So far, the organization has raised $1.1 million toward its $2 million goal to support the first of a three-phase campaign.


Athletics and Academics: A Huge Win for Los Angeles Youth and the Whole Community
The USA Institute of Sports (Wilmington, Calf.) has been established to provide a multi-sports training facility approximately 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. In addition to offering sports training and tournament events, the organization will extend academic services and community outreach opportunities for community youth. Hartsook will conduct an assessment for the organization's first phase of development. The goal is to provide the community with a premiere sports facility where area youth can grow and thrive athletically and academically.


Save the Date: 2016 Inspired Fundraising Summit, August 15
The 2016 Inspired Fundraising Summit, presented by Hartsook and Avila University/Hartsook Institute for Fundraising, will be held at Avila University (Kansas City), August 15th. This event is a must for fundraisers, CEOs, Executive Directors, nonprofit professionals at all levels in their careers, philanthropists and board members. This year's speakers are Paul Clorley, Vice President and editorial director of NonProfit Times; and Professors Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang of the newly named Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy in the United Kingdom. For more information, email tammy@hartsookcompanies.com.

image Community Services League Celebrates its Centennial
Community Services League (Independence, Mo.) is a long-standing Hartsook client celebrating 100 years of service. Said President and CEO Doug Cowan, "What amazes me is that people in our area always answer the call to help, and have done so for a century." CSL was and is an agency created by and for the citizens of Eastern Jackson County. Covering an area of some 400 square miles served by seven satellite offices, CSL helps individuals obtain life-sustaining resources and become more self-sufficient. Congratulations to CSL on reaching this magnificent milestone. Here's to another century of service!

Giving USA: "2015 Was America's Most-Generous Year Ever"
Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015 is now available. Giving USA develops estimates for giving by each type of donor (sources) and for recipient organizations categorized by subsectors (uses). Most of Giving USA's annual estimates are based on econometric analyses and tabulations of tax data, economic indicators and demographics. Data for giving by foundations come from the Foundation Center.


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.


NonProfit Connect: Better Together

Hartsook served as a sponsor for Nonprofit Connect's Thirty-second Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon—Better Together—where 2016 Honorees were recognized for their efforts and impact on the Kansas City community. Nonprofit Connect links the nonprofit community to education, resources and networking so organizations can more effectively achieve their missions.


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.

Inspired Fundraising Summit

Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired by the world's leading authorities on achieving growth in philanthropy.

Monday, August 15
1-5:30 p.m.
Goppert Theatre at
Avila University


Discount codes for free admission to event:

AFP Members:
Avila Students: Avila2016
Hartsook Clients: Hartsook2016

Others: $50

Presented by Avila University's Hartsook Institute for Fundraising Management and Hartsook Companies, Inc. in partnership with NonProfit Connect and AFP.

Speakers include: Jen Shang and Adrian Sargeant, Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; and Paul Clolery, The NonProfit Times.

Earn a nationally respected degree ONLINE and in your own time. Visit avila.edu/fundraising to laern more and enroll.

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