One of the qualities that sets Hartsook Companies apart is our consultants’ commitment to lifelong learning. Each member of our team has a thirst for knowledge. As a result, we are able to stay abreast of the latest developments in philanthropy so our clients always receive the best, most innovative solutions to their fundraising challenges.
In our purposeful quest to ensure access to the best fundraising-related services and information, we have developed professional partnerships with some of the most respected names in fundraising, including:
Target Analytics A Blackbaud Company > VISIT WEB SITE
Target Analytics offers the only comprehensive analytics solution for donor acquisition and cultivation, prospect research, and collaborative peer benchmarking – as well as access to exclusive data expertise – so you can maximize your fundraising results at every stage of the donor lifecycle. In recognition of our strategic partnership, Target Analytics offers all Hartsook Companies clients a discount depending on the services requested and other variables.
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University > VISIT WEB SITE
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University is a leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice worldwide through research, teaching, public service and public affairs programs in philanthropy, fundraising, and management of nonprofit organizations. The Center is committed to knowledge creation, dissemination and education for engaged community volunteers, donors, nonprofit leaders, fundraising executives, policy makers, students and scholars. The Center on Philanthropy’s programs support the development of professionally trained practitioners and scholars, resulting in more efficiently and effectively operated nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations, more engaged volunteers and donors, and increased and effective philanthropy in the United States and globally. To that end, The Center on Philanthropy is home to the Robert F. Hartsook Chair in Fundraising, the first-ever endowed chair dedicated to the profession of fundraising.
Barkley > VISIT WEB SITE
Barkley is the largest employee-owned agency of its kind. Founded in 1964, the company has 325 partners offering a full range of marketing communications services including advertising, public relations, cause branding, sponsorships and events, relationship marketing, social media, design, media planning and buying, motion graphics, research and interactive marketing. Barkley has offices in Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia,with additional field offices across the nation.
Will You Be There When John Shamberg Calls?
A big part of fundraising is showing up and being available. I learned this lesson on a very memorable New Year’s Eve, a very long time ago.
As an eager young fundraiser working for Washburn University, I didn’t know that it was unusual still to be at work in the evening of December 31st. But, there I was.
Earlier that year, a graduate of Washburn University School of Law told me he was going to give a gift of land to his synagogue, a private K-12 school and Washburn. John Shamberg, who has since passed away, made millions of dollars for institutions all over the world, and he wanted to give a significant gift to organizations he valued. His 40 acres of land on the outskirts of Kansas City were valued at $450,000, and his intention was to give $150,000 each to three organizations.
He’d left the task to the last day of the year, but now he was ready to make it happen.