Press Release – Examiner – Just a piece of plastic

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc.Just a piece of plastic, but it changed our familySaturday, August 11, 2012Independence, MO – I never dreamt how much things would change after Joe got his driver’s license on July 17.For years, Kate and I spent evenings and weekends shuttling our tribe to Scouts, sports, music and church.…

It is a Calling

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how lucky I am and how fortunate our clients are.I suppose I’ve earned a reputation for always thinking about fundraising and growing philanthropy.  The truth is, that’s probably the truth.  Most people wouldn’t be proud of that fact, but I am.Every day nearly 400 nonprofits benefit from…

Recognition Is Still Important

I have had trouble writing this blog.  For a number of reasons, the Paterno/Sandusky/Penn State/and you could add several other past leaders of Penn State debacle has been of interest to me.In my fundraising practice, I have served many domestic violence and child abuse prevention organizations. I understand the horrific things that happen to people. …