|Karin L. Cox, MFA – Editor||August 2018|
|Rather than focusing on one geographical region or fundraising sector, Hartsook serves a broad and eclectic assemblage of clients. This month we are highlighting new clients and existing clients who have extended their contracts with Hartsook to provide guidance for growing philanthropy.
To learn how we can help you do the same, contact Hartsook at [email protected].
|Hartsook to Guide $200-Million Campaign in Tennessee
East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, Tenn.) has selected Hartsook to guide its $200-million campaign for ETSU. The campaign will support facilities and equipment, support for the school’s programs, faculty and students. ETSU challenges students to think creatively and to work together to identify and address “real-world” problems. Therefore, access to cutting-edge instructional equipment and technology and state-of-the-art facilities is crucial to the student and faculty collaborative experience; and this campaign will help address those needs.
|Arkansas Arts Organization Seeks to Expand Its Mission
Community School of the Arts (Fort Smith, Ark.) has retained Hartsook to support its goal for capital, operational and endowment support. The Community School of the Arts serves the Fort Smith community and surrounding region by providing high-quality instruction in music, theatre, dance, and visual art. Children, youth, and even adults can participate in after-school, evening, and weekend classes and lessons. With increased support, the organization will be in a position to significantly expand the size and scope of its mission.
|Nationally Recognized, Kansas City Client Extends Its Contract with Hartsook
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City) has extended its contract with Hartsook to provide continued campaign counsel. The organization helps children, ages 5-18, develop the skills, values and self-esteem they need to reach their greatest dreams. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City has been serving Kansas City youth for over a century. The Our Legacy…Our Future campaign will provide support for capital, program and endowment goals.
|Missouri’s Music/Arts Institute Engages Hartsook for Its Integrated Campaign
Music/Arts Institute‘s (Independence, Mo.) board voted unanimously to engage Hartsook to guide its campaign for capital, regular giving and endowment. Music/Arts Institute is the premier community school of the arts, serving the Kansas City metro and Eastern Jackson County for nearly four decades. The nonprofit offers more than music lessons, students are given access to master classes, recitals, festivals and ensembles, which allows to benefit from MAI’s reputation as a regional leader in arts education excellence.
|Top-Notch Amenities Showcased in Kansas Retirement Living Campus Expansion
Village Shalom, Inc. (Overland Park, Kan.) is expanding its non-resident counsel relationship with Hartsook to support the organization’s $16-million campaign. This campaign is part of a $52-million campus expansion to complete the next generation of retirement living. The expansion will feature a new independent living apartment community, bringing a hospitality-driven service culture and a vibrant, active approach to living.
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Do you have a tough fundraising question? Send your questions to [email protected]. We will respond by email and your question may be featured in a future eHartsook on Philanthropy.
QUESTION: Our regular expenses – salaries, rent, programs and overhead – are all covered by our annual fund and one event we hold each year in December. Do we really need to be thinking about a campaign? How do we rationalize that with donors who know our income and expenses?
Even if an organization is supported well and all its expenses are covered by regular giving, it is important to keep raising money for long-term sustainability and unexpected, yet inevitable, events such as economic downturns. Besides, fundraising is not just a means for raising money. It is a tool to grow your donor base, strengthen relationships and improve programs and services. Plus, there’s no way to know what the future holds. Therefore, the best time to raise funds is always before you need it.
|Strategies for Success: Fundraising Destination Fundamentals
What are you doing each day, week, and month to ensure your organization’s fundraising success? What systems are in place that keep you moving toward your desired goal? Go here for three fundamental strategies to help you reach your fundraising destination.
|Get to Know the Hartsook Team
Executive Vice President Bud Cooper has assisted a variety of organizations in their fundraising efforts. Prior to joining Hartsook, he was the Executive Director of Development for the Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri. He was 2004 Hartsook Outstanding Fundraising Consultant; 2005 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by AFP Mid-America Chapter, and was named the 2013 Cardinal Citation Award recipient for lifetime achievement by Labette Community College and the LCC Alumni Association. He holds a Doctorate from the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology, a liberal arts degree from Labette Community College and a Bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University.
|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 $231 billion in their 300-plus years of experience. To schedule a Hartsook consultant to speak at your conference or organization, email Tammy at [email protected].
|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 [email protected].|
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