eHartsook on Philanthropy
Karin L. Cox, MFA - Editor October 2016

Hartsook is the premier consulting firm leader in advancing fundraising education and applied fundraising research with investments in excess of $28 million. On April 1, 1987, when Hartsook began our ascension as a national leader in growing philanthropy, we were a small, ambitious voice among many uninspiring commentators. Today, we have grown into an international company and have helped our clients raise well over $230 billion. We have earned, developed, and built our role and our leadership in the consulting fundraising profession. Find out what Hartsook can do for your organization, email [email protected].


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University of Chicago Economics Professor Named to Indiana University's Robert F. Hartsook Visiting Chair

John List, PhD - one of the world's leading experts on experimental economics - has been named the Robert F. Hartsook Visiting Chair in Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University. John is Chairman of the Department of Economics University of Chicago and Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He assumes the Robert F. Hartsook Visiting Chair first held by Dr. Adrian Sargeant, Director of the Hartsook Centre of Sustainable Philanthropy, University of Plymouth, U.K.

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The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 List

Hartsook President and CEO Matt Beem and Senior Executive Vice President Karin Cox were in attendance at this year's event for The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 List gala held at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and sponsored by Hartsook Companies, Inc. Named to the list again this year was John List, the Robert F. Hartsook Visiting Chair in Fundraising.

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Greater Los Angeles Area Council Wins Board Training Session

Matt Bear, Director of Support Services, Boy Scouts of America, Greater Los Angeles Area Council (Los Angeles), was the winner at Top Hands of a special Hartsook drawing. The Council's board will receive a free training session with a Hartsook senior-level consultant, and each board member will receive a free book by Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Karin Cox, Fundraising Leadership: The Essential Guide for Board Members Who Want to Make a Lasting Difference. Congratulations to Matt and to Greater Los Angeles Area Council's board of directors!

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$231 Billion Raised and Counting

Hartsook's newest book will influence the way fundraisers view philanthropy and how they raise money. As a professional fundraiser, consultant and philanthropist, Bob Hartsook brings together insights from the many consultants who make up the extraordinary Hartsook team. Says Bob, "Growing philanthropy has been my goal. To reflect on the Hartsook consultants who have contributed to this book makes me very proud. Successful fundraising is dependent on smart, thinking men and women. In this book, we are proud to offer that to the world."

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Advancing Philanthropy Worldwide

The Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, Plymouth University in the United Kingdom is the only institution of its kind dedicated to growing philanthropy by enhancing the quality of the donor experience and developing new research in the field of philanthropic psychology. Hartsook President and CEO Matt Beem serves on the Centre's board of directors. In addition to its applied research, the Centre will establish an international, academic School of Sustainable Philanthropy by 2021.

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Supporting a Continuum of Care at Brewster Place

Brewster is Topeka's leading faith-based, non-profit organization providing a full continuum of care and service in a vibrant, innovative retirement community. The nonprofit has retained Hartsook to provide counsel to advance its mission including its services and programs: assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and memory care.

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eHartsook on Scouting archives

Hartsook provides local BSA councils with operational fundraising management. Together, Hartsook and BSA councils have raised more than one hundred million dollars. Stay up to date with Hartsook's online resource eHartsook on Scouting.

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John Warren, Hartsook Executive Vice President (Winchester, Va.) shares one of the most important tasks for a successful campaign. A campaign "...is only as successful as the fundraising strategies that are implemented and solicitations that are made by well-trained campaign steering committee members." Click here to read more.
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Hartsook's Growing Philanthropy Tour

Hartsook speakers are members of the Hartsook team of professional fundraising consultants who have, in their collective careers, raised more than $231 billion and counting 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 [email protected].

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Hartsook Serves Nonprofits From Every Sector and Around the World

Whether a nonprofit is undergoing a multi-million dollar campaign or needs help growing its giving potential, Hartsook is committed to its clients' fundraising success. Hartsook clients represent a diverse group of nonprofits from a wide variety of sectors: education, healthcare, performing arts, social services, religious organizations, policy think tanks, assisted living, and many others. You can view a list of recent Hartsook clients here.

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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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