Michelle Biondo
Grant Writer

Michelle provides a wide array of grant writing services tailored to meet the needs of each Hartsook client. She brings over 15 years of experience in high-level leadership coaching for nonprofit boards and development staff members. Michelle has submitted successful grant proposals for over 100 private and public funding agencies including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Sprint Foundation, Ronald McDonald Foundation and others; and managed a $4.5 million capital campaign and secured funding from The Kresge Foundation and the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation.

Michelle received her BA in Psychology/Speech Services from the University Missouri-Kansas City and her MBA from Rockhurst University. She has her Federal Grants Management Certification from Management Concepts, Vienna, Va.

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The Most Influential ‘Living Person’ in Philanthropy

Robert F. Hartsook Receives Honorary Doctorate of Business
Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Bob Hartsook was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Plymouth University in Plymouth, England. The University described Bob as: “arguably the most influential living person improving the philanthropic donor experience.” Such global affirmation appropriately recognizes Bob and uniquely distinguishes Hartsook as the world’s fundraising counsel.”

Plymouth University honors individuals who have achieved great distinction in their professional lives and who have made contributions to society at large. In recognizing Bob Hartsook’s impressive achievements, the University has highlighted his service to the field of philanthropy, his promotion of academic study and research and his personal commitment to growing philanthropy around the world. Go here to learn more and view videos from this event.

Pictured: Karin Cox, Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer; Julian Chaudhuri, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience; Bob Hartsook; Adrian Sargeant, Professor of Fundraising at Plymouth University and the Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Jen Shang, Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Matthew J. Beem, Hartsook President and CEO.