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Robin Billings
Prospect Researcher

Robin understands the value and importance of research in fundraising and development. Before becoming a full-time researcher, she spent several years at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, managing various corporate relations and fundraising projects. She was Director of the Corporate Briefing Center at the Chamber for two years, and spent another two years as a Director for Coalitions, Committees and Member Services. In all these capacities, Robin found good research to be the bedrock of successful fundraising.

Prior to her work at the Chamber, Robin volunteered with several organizations, including as a fundraising coordinator at Hayfield Montessori School in Louisville, Ky, and as a steering committee member of the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va. Robin earned an Honors BA in Psychology from Northwestern State University in Louisiana.

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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.

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