eHartsook on Philanthropy
Karin L. Cox, MFA - Editor April 2017

Providing Professional Fundraising Counsel for Nonprofits from Every Fundraising Sector

While other large firms often limit themselves to one sector, Hartsook is dedicated to attracting experienced consultants from every segment of the nonprofit field. Whether it is higher education or healthcare, a seminary or youth services, social services or the arts, we are experts at developing a plan to meet each of our clients' particular fundraising goals. In addition, Hartsook is available to assist with nonprofit Executive Search requirements. To learn more about the many ways Hartsook can help your organization, email us at [email protected].


Executive Search: Chief Executive Officer, Down Syndrome Guild

Down Syndrome Guild(Kansas City) has engaged Hartsook Companies, Inc. in a search for Chief Executive Officer (CEO). TheCEO will be responsible for blending the cultures, missions, programs and services, management systems and financial support of the predecessor organizations—Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City and First Downs For Down Syndrome—into a unified, strong platform. Go here for more information. Send inquiries or cover letter and resume with "DSG CEO Search" in the subject line to: [email protected].

Contact Hartsook to assistance with your organization's executive search needs.

image Century-Old Seminary Retains Hartsook for Fundraising Counsel

Central Baptist Theological Seminary (Shawnee, Kan.) has a 115-year legacy of educating ministry leaders for the United States and the world. The Seminary equips success-oriented students with an empowering and creative vision of ministry so that they can become transformative agents with distinctive voices in the emerging, global Christian community. Hartsook will assist the organization in identifying ways to support its mission to prepare women and men for seeking God, shaping church and serving humanity.


Pennsylvania Nonprofit Enlists Hartsook to Help Grow Giving

The mission of the PMI Education Foundation (Newtown, Pa.) is to inspire and empower people to realize their potential and transform their lives and their communities through the use of project management knowledge. Hartsook has been retained to assist in their goal of increasing the organization's annual support.


Changing Young Lives for the Better

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City helps kids, ages 5-18 develop the skills, values and self-esteem they need to reach their greatest dreams. The organization serves the Greater Kansas City area at five separate locations. A campaign to support their mission will provide opportunities for increased public awareness and deepen its connection with the Kansas City community. At the same time, it will allow the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City to provide its proven programs to more children in more communities.


Book Deal of the Month

Hartsook President and CEO Matthew J. Beem's book Performance-Driven Fundraising: Taking Control of Your Success shares decades of fundraising insights and features campaign success stories. Performance-Driven Fundraising will help accelerate anyone's learning curve and serve as a valuable reference tool for new and seasoned fundraisers. Go here for a special price of $10 (plus shipping and handling).


Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy: Kathryn Carpenter

Kathryn joins the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University as a Research Fellow. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate education in the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter. Using neuroimaging and brain stimulation techniques, Kathryn's PhD examined the neurobiological pathways underlying category learning. She argued that methodological artefacts and non-essential differences between experimental conditions in the present literature could account for many published findings.


Ask Hartsook!
Do you have a tough fundraising question?
Send your questions to [email protected]. We will respond by email and your question may be featured in a future eHartsook on Philanthropy.

QUESTION: There are a lot of nonprofits in our area vying for the same donors and dollars. How can we set ourselves apart?

First, remember that the most cost-effective fundraising is to retain your existing donors and build loyalty. And a great way to build loyalty is through regular communication. Make sure not every communication is money-related. Periodically, share success stories without asking for a gift—not even a soft ask. Consider sending your most loyal and long-standing donors, as well as all your large-gift donors, a handwritten note from time to time. Personal phone calls are another easy and inexpensive way to set you apart from other nonprofits vying for attention. The average donor supports four or more organizations in a big way. To ensure your organization stays at the top of the list, consider how you can communicate with donors outside of the ask.

- Janell Johnson, Senior Vice President (Wilmington, N.C.)


Strategies for Success: From the Back of a Napkin to the Head of the Table

Each of us has a role in growing philanthropy. What's yours? Donors are not waiting around to write checks, but they are ready to be inspired. To grow philanthropy for your nonprofit, maybe it's time to invest in your own growth as a professional and encourage your organization to invest in fundraising. Go here to read more.


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].


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.


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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