In The News Archives

Hartsook Companies News


June 22, 2012
School of Philanthropy at IUPUI Approved (Gary, IN) – The Indiana University Board of Trustees approved the formation of a School of Philanthropy to be located on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Earlier in the week, IU announced Gene Tempel, a longtime advocate of a School of Philanthropy, would return to the Center on Philanthropy as a senior fellow focused on establishing the new school.

June 22, 2012
Charitable giving in upswing: Matt Beem for the Examiner: (Independence, MO) – It’s official.  Our desire to help others is stronger than the recent years’ economic uncertainty.

May 10, 2012
Campaign Exceeds Goal by $7 million: Boy Scouts of America Hudson Valley Council (Newburgh, NY) raised $12.7 million during the “Always Prepared” Legacy campaign.  Catch up on this and the latest Hartsook client successes in eHartsook.

February 6, 2012
Growing Philanthropy Update: A $6.5 million goal exceeded is only one of the highlighted stories in the latest eHartsook. Catch up on the latest successes by Hartsook clients here.

January 10, 2012
Co-founder Karin Cox will present a webinar, “Getting the Most Out of Your Fundraising Events” to the National School Foundation Association on January 17 at 1pm EST.

December 1, 2011
In an interview by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Bob Hartsook weighs in on the aftermath of the Penn State Scandal. In the article, “With Sex-Abuse Scandal, Crises Are Multiplying at Penn State” Hartsook gives hope that the issue of the naming of the child-care center can be easily resolved.

November 14, 2011
Kansas City, Mo. – Avila University’s Hartsook Institute for Fundraising today announced that Robin Rowland, executive director of development at Avila University, has been named the first Eugene Tempel Scholar. This award is given to a student demonstrating outstanding academic achievement who is enrolled in the Master of Arts in Management fundraising degree program. Read more.

November 2, 2011
Charleston, S.C. –Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced the release of Growing Philanthropy in the United States, a report featuring recommendations defined to increase charitable giving to nonprofit organizations. Co-authored by Hartsook Chair Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang of Indiana University, the report is presented by Indiana University, Blackbaud, Hartsook, and Hartsook Institutes for Fundraising and is based on research from the Growing Philanthropy Summit. Download the report and get more on the story here.

Download the Growing Philanthropy recommendations

October 8, 2011
Sign up now for Hartsook’s free Growing Philanthropy Day of Service
Nonprofit organizations will develop actions to grow philanthropy and to re-energize their development efforts during free, 90-minute customized fundraising consulting sessions available Monday, November 7 at the Wichita State University Marcus Welcome Center.

September 30, 2011
Hartsook will be the lead sponsor at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Wichita Chapter National Philanthropy Day November 7, taking place at the Hyatt Regency.

September 30, 2011
Hartsook will present the Growing Philanthropy Award for Nonprofit Model CFO honoring Roger D. Lowe at a breakfast at the Wichita State University Marcus Welcome Center.

September 26, 2011
Hartsook will be a lead sponsor at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Mid America Chapter’s largest annual event, the 2011 National Philanthropy Day Breakfast. The event will take place November 7 at the Intercontinental Hotel.

September 7, 2011
Kansas City – Ingram’s Magazine recently recognized Hartsook clients and affiliates:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Zoo, Barkley, J.E. Dunn Construction Company, Agenda Kansas City, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Tivol, Burns-McDonnell and Unified Government of Wyandotte County.

To see more Hartsook and client success, click here.

September 6, 2011
Wilmington, NC – AFP-Wilmington is accepting scholarship applications provided by Hartsook. The scholarship is open to any persons having at least one year experience as a fundraising professional. For more information on the Hartsook Active Membership Scholarship contact Scholarship Committee Chair, Beth Gaglione.

August 28, 2011
Kansas City – Hartsook Institutes Masters Degrees in Fundraising students are enrolling now at Hartsook Institute at Avila University, one of only three such programs in the country. Classes begin every 8 weeks, with the next session beginning in October. Contact Avila’s Cathy Mahurin at 816-501-2491.

July 27, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Hartsook leaders are featured at 2011 Nonprofit Executive Summit, Leadership for Good: Impacting Charitable Giving sponsored by Blackbaud August 10–12. Hartsook Founder and Chairman Bob Hartsook and Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at Indiana University Adrian Sargeant and other best-practice experts will join members of Blackbaud’s executive leadership team to identify innovative solutions on key issues that impact the nonprofit world today.

July 27, 2011
The NonProfit Quarterly’s summer issue, “Working Concerns: About Nonprofit Talent,” includes a feature story by the Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at Indiana University Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang. The article, “Fundraising Education: A Fork in the Road?” addresses the urgent need for radical changes in fundraising education.
More >>

July 4, 2011
London, U.K. – President and CEO Matt Beem and Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising Adrian Sargeant presented on “Major Gift Fundraising” at the Institute of Fundraising National Convention 2011 at the Hilton London Metropole, United Kingdom.

June 10, 2011
Washington, D.C. – The Growing Philanthropy Summit convened for the first time to impact charitable giving at the Hay-Adams hotel, sponsored by the Hartsook Chair at the Center on Philanthropyand the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Blackbaud, and Hartsook Companies and Hartsook Institutes
More >>

Matt Beem was named AFP’s Fundraiser of the Year for the Greater Kansas City Area. He was nominated by TLC Community Center, Bob Drummond. He is the 16th Hartsook consultant or client to receive such and honor.

The definitive fundraising text from Jossey-Bass, Principles and Practice of Fundraising, was recently published. It comprehensively addresses all the major forms of fundraising and critical topics such as donor behavior and fundraising planning. Steve Thomas, co-chair, Resource Alliance, says, [Hartsook Chair] “Adrian Sargeant is the world’s foremost fundraising scholar. This text will be invaluable to the beginner, but new research findings mean it should also be a must read for established practitioners. Hartsook COO Matt Beem, Chief Creative Officer Karin Cox and Bob Hartsook wrote chapters in the text. Read more

Many charities are succeeding in winning gifts of $1-million or more, and many more are continuing to make vigorous efforts to cultivate wealthy donors in the hopes that such efforts will eventually pay off, despite The Chronicle’s recent report on America’s 50 most-generous donors that even the wealthiest Americans are slowing their giving as they try to regain their footing in the bad economy. Nevertheless, Bob Hartsook, along with two other seasoned fundraisers, participated in a conversation to learn the techniques that work best for seeking those big gifts. Read more

The Chronicle of Philanthropy talked to Bob Hartook about ‘A Silent Giving’ Phenomenon. From the Chronicle: “Some experts predict that, when the next Giving USA tally of philanthropy comes out in a few weeks, the research will show another drop in giving for 2009, on top of a record decline in 2008. Not Bob Hartsook. The Kansas City, Mo., fund-raising consultant projects that giving actually increased last year by about 2 percent, because, he writes, “2009 was the year that it was embarrassing to be successful.” As a result, he says, many large gifts were not reported or acknowledged last year.” Read more>>

Hartsook Companies Chair Bob Hartsook offers his take on crisis management relative to the State University of New York at Binghamton basketball controversy unraveling as university leaders prepare to go public with their $95 million campaign in the latest issue of Inside Higher Ed (April 19, 2010).

Hartsook Companies, Inc.’s Second Annual Latin America Fundraising Roundtable was held on March 18, 2010 in Mexico City. Read more >>

Hartsook Broadcasting Network

Listen to interviews with some of the most intriguing voices in fundraising
Listen to Interviews>>

“Seeking Big Gifts in Tough Times
Discussion sponsored by The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Replay the Discussion>>

Growing Philanthropy Days of Service
More >>