eHartsook on Philanthropy
Karin L. Cox, MFA - Editor December 2016

An Important Post-Election Message from Our Founder, Bob Hartsook

"Because I know many around us are engaged in the election, and there is going to be a reaction about change, I want you to know you are in good hands. Your mission was important before, and it is important now. Through the years, Hartsook has defied the naysayers time and time again. Year after year, Hartsook fights the headwinds of the fundraising and nonprofit commentators who forecast doom and gloom... and wins." As one client said in response to Bob's insights: "Your message is timely, upbeat, and right on point. Look up, stay positive, and run towards the vision, not towards fear." Read Bob's message in full here. Now is the opportunity to exceed your organization's goals! To discover what Hartsook can do for your organization email us.


NOW AVAILABLE: Bob Hartsook's latest book, $231 Billion Raised and Counting

When Hartsook began its ascension as a national leader in growing philanthropy, it was a small, ambitious voice among many uninspiring commentators. Today, the firm - whose world headquarters is in Kansas City - is an international force that has helped nonprofits raise well over $230 billion. For over 30 years, Hartsook Founder and Chairman Bob Hartsook has challenged the status quo, and nobody in the world has had a greater impact on the fundraising profession than Bob. Now, Bob's new book, $231 Billion Raised and Counting, co-authored with Hartsook CEO & President Matt Beem and Senior Executive Vice President & Hartsook Co-Founder Karin Cox, has the potential to influence even more fundraisers in how they view the profession and grow philanthropy. Order your copy here.


National Mascot Hall of Fame Extends Contract with Hartsook

The National Mascot Hall of Fame will open its doors in Whiting, Ind. in 2017. Groundbreaking on the 25,000-square foot, multi-million dollar facility recently took place. The new facility will be a state-of-the-art, interactive, family fun zone, with a wide range of exhibits, activities and events that celebrate mascot fun. The organization has extended its contract with Hartsook to support the National Mascot Hall of Fame's fundraising efforts.

image Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy Raises Over $1 Million

The Foundation for Shawnee Mission Medical Center (Merriam, Kan.) has produced the Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy since 1985, seeking to raise community support for the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center and, this year, the Early Learning Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. The 35th Annual Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy raised a record-breaking $1,014,000 for the children in its community. Through Tiny Tim and the Children's Capital Campaign the Foundation for SMMC has raised over $10 million for the Early Learning Center.


Northwest Arkansas Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Hartsook was the Lead Sponsor for Northwest Arkansas' National Philanthropy Day. President and CEO Matt Beem (pictured with Allison McElroy) joined in on the celebration of National Philanthropy Day in honor of volunteers and nonprofits who support the community with their service. "Northwest Arkansas is a great place to live and work and be, and it would not be that way without our non-profits," said Jaclyn Keeter with the NWA Association of Fundraising Professionals.


"Thank you, Hartsook!"

Hartsook sponsored AFP Cape Fear Region (Wilmington, N.C.) member scholarships. Said AFP Cape Fear Region Chapter President Mary Bradley, "These have been so very valuable in the past and such a wonderful service to our philanthropic community and fundraisers. This scholarship means so much to the organization and, of course, the recipient. Thank you!"


Congratulations to 2016 National Philanthropy Day KC Honorees

Hartsook served as Lead Sponsor for AFP Mid-America Chapter's National Philanthropy Day honoring the power of philanthropy in Kansas City and "the giving hears who make it possible." Congratulations go to Angie Heer, Vice President of Advancement and External Relations, Avila University who was recognized with the Excellence in Fundraising award.


eHartsook on Scouting archives

Hartsook provides local BSA councils with operational fundraising management. Together, Hartsook and BSA councils have raised millions of dollars. Stay up to date with Hartsook's online resource eHartsook on Scouting.


Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy: Ian MacQuillin

Ian is a PhD student with the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. He manages Rogare, the fundraising think tank at the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. He's worked in the fundraising sector since 2001, as editor of the leading trade magazine Professional Fundraising; account director at specialist fundraising sector PR agency TurnerPR; and as head of communications at the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association. He is a member of the Institute of Fundraising, sits on the steering committee of the ImpACT Coalition, and is also a visiting lecturer at London South Bank University.

image Strategies for Success: Is Your Leadership Style Pro-Active or Protectionist?

Some nonprofit executives begin to hold the reins of leadership so tightly, they may be holding the organization back. Leaders who fall into this trap typically do so because they care so much, not because they care too little. Click here to read more from Hartsook Executive Vice President Bud Cooper.

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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