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Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy (Plymouth, U.K.) Holds Inaugural Board Meeting at Hartsook Headquarters

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Hartsook was pleased to host the newly-formed Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy’s first physical board meeting last month at Hartsook’s headquarters in Kansas City. The Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy (Plymouth, U.K.) is the new global home for fundraising research grounded in the science of philanthropic psychology dedicated to improving the fundraising practice and the philanthropic experience.

Hartsook was proud to create and sponsor the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University. Now, the firm is honored to be associated with the Centre’s successor, the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy.

Hartsook Chairman and CEO Matthew J. Beem, PhD, is the Institute’s first board chair. “This alliance is an expression of Hartsook’s ongoing commitment to improving fundraiser education toward our long-term objective of unleashing the Power of Philanthropy in donors, volunteers and fundraisers.”

Dr. Adrian Sargeant, Joint Director of the new Institute, added, “I’m delighted to continue the association with Matt and the whole Hartsook team. Matt’s and Hartsook’s commitment to using science to develop a deeper and richer understanding of donor behavior is making a huge difference in the experiences of fundraising and philanthropy around the globe.”

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Board of Directors, left to right: Matthew Naylor, PhD, President and CEO of the National WWI Museum and Memorial; Matthew J. Beem, PhD, CFRE, Board Chair, Chairman and CEO of Hartsook; Jay B. Love, CRO and Co-Founder of Bloomerang; Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Joyaux Associates, author, speaker and consultant; Chuck Longfield, founder of Blackbaud companies, retired; Dr. Adrian Sargeant, Joint Director of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy; Nigel Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane-based Mater Foundation

Go here to read more about the Institute’s impressive cadre of directors.