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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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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 $181 billion 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 January 2016

A New Year of Growing Philanthropy and Advancing Fundraising Education Worldwide

Hartsook has had an impressive start in 2016. More than a dozen new clients have joined the Hartsook family in about the same number of days into the year. This continues our momentum, as we have added more than 250 nonprofits worldwide. This issue of eHartsook highlights several of our organizations from a diverse client base. Today, we are one of America's largest consulting practices. While other large firms are limited to one sector, Hartsook has been dedicated to attracting experienced consultants from every segment of the nonprofit field. Whether it is healthcare or higher education, advancing the arts or protecting the environment, we develop a plan to meet our clients' particular fundraising goals. We have done this successfully for 30 years, and this year, we can do it for you.

For more information on what Hartsook can do for your organization, email tammy@hartsookcompanies.com.


National World War I Museum Expands its Relationship with Hartsook to Provide Campaign Management
Hartsook has provided fundraising counsel for the National WWI Museum and Memorial's (Kansas City) comprehensive campaign and is expanding its support for the Museum. As the organization honors the centennial of the Great War (1914-19) it is hosting a series of special exhibitions, programs and events to commemorate World War I and the lives touched by the first global war in history. Hartsook has provided fundraising counsel for the organization's comprehensive campaign and is expanding its support for the Museum. The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America's museum dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.


The Compton Heights Concert Band Retains Hartsook for Fundraising Counsel
The Compton Heights Concert Band (St. Louis) was formed in 1976. Its concert series including "Sunday Serenades" in Francis Park, "Musical Mondays" in Tower Grove Park and "Sousa Sundays" at Purser Center have become part of a time-honored St. Louis tradition. The Compton Heights Concert Band has selected Hartsook to assist the organization in assessing and achieving its long-term fundraising goals.


The Boy Scouts of America, Greater Cleveland Council Expands its Work with Hartsook
The Boy Scouts of America, Greater Cleveland Council (Cleveland, Ohio) has retained Hartsook to support its campaign for capital additions and endowment. The Council oversees the Scouting program in Cuyahoga and northern Summit Counties. The Council serves more than 14,000 youth annually with the help of 2,700 adult volunteers. It owns and operates Beaumont Scout Reservation - a 1,260-acre camp on the Grand River in Ashtabula County; it has operated as a summer camp since 1946.


Hartsook Supporting the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives (VAFRE)
VAFRE (Richmond, Va.) is a 250-plus member non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the professional skills of fundraisers across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President Karin Cox will serve as the organization's keynote speaker at its conference in March in Richmond, Va.


Foundation in Jacksonville, Fla. Extends its Fundraising Efforts with Hartsook
The Duval Medical Society Foundation (Jacksonville, Fla.) serves as a resource engine to improve the health of North Florida through community health, infrastructure, education, physician retention and attracting physicians to Florida. It is a nonprofit organization that is fostered by a voluntary, professional association of nearly 2,000 physicians dedicated to the health and vitality of Jacksonville and surrounding communities throughout North Florida. Hartsook is providing fundraising counsel to support the Foundation's efforts to promote healthy living, advance continuing medical education, and encourage best practices for medical innovation and practice management for the region.


Hospital Network Works with Hartsook to Expand the Nonprofit's Mission in West Florida
Florida Hospital West Florida Region (Tampa, Fla.) is part of the Florida Hospital network - one of the nation's largest nonprofit health care providers with 24 campuses serving communities throughout Florida since 1908. The mission of Florida Hospital is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Placing an emphasis on whole-person health, achieving wellness of the mind, body and spirit for patients, is of paramount importance to each member of the network's staff. Hartsook is supporting Florida Hospital West Florida Region to strengthen and expand its mission through philanthropy.


Recognition: Boy Scouts of America Leadership
Deputy Chief Scout Executive and Chief Operating Officer Gary Butler and Western Regional Director Tom Harrington have retired from their long-standing service with the Boy Scouts of America. Gary, a Distinguished Eagle Scout, began his Scouting career in 1980 as a district executive in Long Island, N.Y. He also served as Scout Executive in three councils and joined the National Council in 2005. Prior to serving as Boy Scouts of America Western Regional Director, Tom was the Scout Executive of the Cradle of Liberty Council in Philadelphia. Hartsook would like to express its appreciation and admiration for both of these individuals' excellent leadership for youth through Scouting.


Masters in Fundraising Management Online
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.


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.


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.


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.


Hartsook - an undisputed leader in the fundraising profession - was founded with the goal of increasing philanthropy by elevating the fundraising field. Hartsook team members represent the very finest in fundraising. Many have been recognized by their peers as the best and brightest in their field.


Go here to view the many recognitions they have received for their achievements in advancing philanthropy.

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