|Karin L. Cox, MFA – Editor||June 2018|
|Year after year, decade after decade, Hartsook exceeds expectations; and so does its clients. In this issue we feature a few of our clients who are raising the bar and going the extra mile for those they serve. If you are ready to do more for your constituents, contact Hartsook at [email protected] to learn how we can help your organization meet and exceed its fundraising goals.|
|Virginia Nonprofit Looks to Hartsook for Fundraising Guidance
Sports Outreach Institute (Lynchburg, Va.) follows a relational ministry model using one-on-one mentoring and group discipleship. The organization started with a ball – one small simple tool that allowed it to interact with people from around the world, no matter the language or the cultural differences, and share the Gospel, since simply sharing a game together quickly breaks down barriers and establishes lasting friendships. Now, Sports Outreach Institute has retained Hartsook to provide strategic fundraising guidance to further its mission.
|Oldest Nonprofit Child Care Organization in Colorado in the News
Hartsook client, Early Connections Learning Centers, (Colorado Springs, Co.) serves more than 700 children a day. Recently, the Colorado Springs Airport partnered with Early Connections Learning Centers to create a mural on a wall that had been damaged by fire. “This is a really fun and exciting field trip for our kids. A lot of them have never been to the airport, and so to come and paint on the walls is a real treat for them,” said Liz Denson, Vice President of Community Engagement. Fifty children from the Early Connections Learning Centers pitched in to paint the mural. Early Connections Learning Centers’ integrated campaign will support capital, scholarship and endowment goals.
|Raising Money and Awareness for Kansas Nonprofit
Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation (Wichita, Kan.) supporter, Robert Hammer, participated in a 558-mile charity ride as part of Biking Across Kansas. His goal was to raise money for CPRF’s Equipment Fund supporting assistive technology and medical equipment for individuals with all types of disabilities throughout Kansas. Robert has cerebral palsy that affects mobility in his lower body. Despite limited mobility, Robert remains passionate about the benefits physical fitness. CPRF’s campaign Moving Forward will support the nonprofit’s Equipment Fund and its Wheelchair and Posture Seating Clinic.
|East Tennessee State University Pharmacy Students Earn National Honor
East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, Tenn.) is home to approximately 14,500 students, 2,300 faculty and staff, and 92,200 alumni. Its Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy’s chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association and the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy earned “Best New Project” at the 2018 American Transplant Congress in Seattle. The chapter sought to raise awareness about organ donation through the American Society of Transplantation’s Organ Donation Challenge. Guided by Hartsook, a Campaign for ETSU will propel the University’s vision for excellence in support of its capital, faulty, program and student goals in all academic and administrative units, including the College of Pharmacy.
|Hartsook Joins LeadingAge in Roanoka, Virginia
Hartsook Executive Vice President John Warren attended the Leading Edge Conference as an exhibitor. LeadingAge’s mission is to serve as the trusted voice for aging with a promise to inspire, serve, and advocate. The Virginia Annual Conference took place in Roanoke, Va.
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|Strategies for Success: The Power of Thank You
Too often, a donor who supports a campaign for the first time – no matter how big or small the gift – will not give again for two key reasons. One: They are not asked again. Or, two: They are not thanked well or at all. Donor appreciation is an integral part of any development plan. To properly thank and appreciate your donors, keep the following things in mind… Go here to read more.
|Get to Know the Hartsook Team
Hartsook Vice President Becky Brown executive-level leadership and management experience and a proven track record of meeting and exceeding fundraising goals. Her background in marketing gives her keen insights for digital marketing utilizing analytics and data mining. As a fundraiser, she helped with the management of more than 135 economic and community development fundraising projects generating over $1 billion in operating revenue for clients. Becky has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She was nationally recognized on NBC’s the Today Show as an economic development grant recipient and received the Arthur E. Cullman Business Person of the Year.
|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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