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Resources To Unleash The Power of Philanthropy

We are committed to making fundraisers smarter, because research shows that when fundraisers are sharp, they raise more money. To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to elevating the fundraising profession and unleashing the power of philanthropy, Hartsook offers a variety of free resources.


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Congratulations! Nonprofit Connect 2021 Philanthropy Awards Nominees and People’s Choice Honorees*

Thank you for the extraordinary work you do for the Kansas City community. WATCH AWARD EVENT Brilliance in Resilience Children’s Mercy Kansas City* Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City Newhouse Community Assistance Council Flourish Furnishings Hope Faith* Pivoting Pioneer Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Harvesters – The Community Food Network* YMCA…

Hartsook Hires R. Scott Justvig, Executive Vice President

Hartsook is pleased to welcome Scott Justvig, the most recent addition to its executive consulting team. Scott brings a long and diverse background in fundraising and fundraising management. He has significant experience across the disciplines of fundraising at the local, state, national and international levels. During his fundraising career, he successfully helped create new fundraising practices,…

The CARES Act and End-of-Year Tax Implications

As 2020 approaches its eventful close, make sure your donors understand the time-sensitive opportunities afforded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act’s provisions for above-the-line contributions are slated to end this year: Individuals who itemize can deduct cash contributions up to 100% of their 2020 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI).…

CEO Message: Lessons Learned While Leaning Into the Headwinds

It’s been two months since our lives were changed – radically and suddenly. Everyone has faced new and unfamiliar challenges. Since COVID-19 became our new reality, I’ve been impressed by the courage, conviction and tenacity of frontline fundraisers who passionately believe in the power of philanthropy. I’ve also been encouraged by the new, meaningful interactions…

Hartsook Hires P. Kevin Williamson, Associate Consultant

Hartsook is pleased to welcome P. Kevin Williamson, the most recent addition to its executive consulting team. Leveraging over twenty years of professional fundraising experience, Kevin will help Hartsook clients advance their missions through major gifts and campaign fundraising. He also will provide counsel on specialized areas such as events, strategic corporate sponsorships and foundation…

Additional Resources

The Power of Philanthropy is dedicated to sharing the stories and learning the lessons of organizations and individuals who have improved the lives of others through meaningful and tangible acts of generosity.

Major gifts are being raised every day. Celebrating the success of nonprofit organizations of every size and scope, this monthly email newsletter, comes packed with information of interest to fundraising professionals.

Quick, easy-to-read tips are the focus of the monthly Strategies for Success. You’ll find strategies for securing major gifts, information about educational opportunities and other tips for raising more money.

Hartsook has a decades-long tradition of helping unleash the power of philanthropy for Boy Scouts of America (BSA) councils and providing local councils with professional fundraising management and expertise. Together, Hartsook and BSA councils have raised more than $165 million. Stay up to date with Hartsook’s online resource eHartsook on Scouting.

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