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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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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 2014

Twenty-Six New Clients Retain Hartsook to Grow Philanthropy for Their Organizations
Every week a new nonprofit in America seeks out the fundraising expertise of Hartsook Companies, Inc. and its professional consultants. In addition to U.S. nonprofits, organizations from Canada, Central America and elsewhere look to Hartsook for guidance in growing philanthropy for their nonprofits. Recently, new clients located in Missouri, Kansas, California, New York, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, and Washington, D.C. have sought the firm's assistance. Social Service nonprofits lead this current group of new clients, but also clients from the healthcare, education, arts, and youth development sectors.


Hartsook Client Launches College's First Master's Degree Program
Sterling College (Sterling, Kan.) is built on a culture of community, on a commitment to the integration of Christian faith, and on academic excellence. As Sterling moves into its next 125 years, the College seeks to realize its next important goals, in part, to construct a new Science and Academic Center and to expand the campus' Gleason Center in order to launch Sterling's first master's degree program in Athletic Training.



Securing Initial $6 Million Towards Multi-Million Dollar Health and Wellness Center
Brewster Place (Topeka, Kan.) is seeking support to initiate a project to build a Community Wellness Center on the Brewster Place campus. The entire building, furnishings and outdoor amenities will require a multi-million dollar investment, but a campaign for Brewster Health & Wellness will secure the initial $6 million to launch the project. Establishing this Community Wellness Center will give the Topeka area a state-of-the-art health and wellness facility, a meeting place for groups and organizations and a cultural events venue for special occasions.



Louisiana Residential Facility Receives Champion Recognition
Holy Angels Residential Facility (Shreveport, La.) has received a 2014 Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion award from CareerSTAT. CareerSTAT is an employer-led national collaboration of health care leaders who promote employer investment in the skill and career development of frontline healthcare workers. Each year, the organization pays tribute to national leaders that make skill and career development accessible to their workers by providing on-site training, release time, or employee coaching.



$7.5 Million Campaign for New Center to Serve Children with Developmental Disabilities
Russell Child Development Center (RCDC) is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to lay a foundation of success for all young children and their families through the delivery of high quality, inclusive services. The Building a Brighter Future campaign will build a facility nearly three times the size of the organization's current building, fund support for vital programs and establish an endowment for the long-term maintenance of RCDC's new building.



Habitat for Humanity in Missouri Builds Capacity with Nearly $8 Million Campaign
Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity (Independence, Mo.) has a strategic vision to increase the number of families served to over 500 in the next five years. The Building Homes, Communities & Hope campaign will position the organization to achieve this goal. Additional goals include: renovate the Hiram Young School Building; expand the ReStore's capacity; amplify the construction program; grow the Annual Fund; create an Opportunity Fund; and establish an endowment.



Indiana College Moves Closer to its Goal
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast (Fort Wayne, Ind.) serves nine counties in northeast Indiana. Nearly 10,000 students are enrolled in its nine schools and more than 40 degree programs. Its campaign, Gateway to a Great Future, seeks to fund the remaining capstone goals for the school's multi-million campaign to transform Ivy Tech through capital, program and endowment support.



Seven New Hartsook Consultants and Staff
New consultants, specialists, and staff join Hartsook as client demand increases. Joining Hartsook are team members: Russ Russell, Executive Vice President (Detroit, Mich.); Matthew Bibby, Grant Writer (Baton Rouge, La.); Karen Haren, Executive Vice President (Kansas City); Cynthia Smith, Associate Consultant (Kansas City); Sherry Ipema, Business Development and Support Services Associate (Kansas City); Suzanne Ward, Senior Vice President (Springdale, Ark.); and Danielle Jordan, Associate Consultant (Dallas, Texas). With seventy employees and contractors, Hartsook is one of America's largest professional fundraising firms.



Hartsook's Growing Philanthropy Tour
Hartsook Companies, Inc. 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. 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.



Professor Adrian Sargeant, Ph.D., Visiting Hartsook Professor for the Hartsook Institute at Avila University and Director of the Center for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom will be speaking at the 2014 Inspired Fundraising Summit. Adrian was the first Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Be inspired by one of the world’s leading authorities on achieving growth in philanthropy.

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