eHartsook on Philanthropy

Karin L. Cox, MFA – Editor, President and Co-Founder March 2020
Hartsook seeks to unleash the Power of Philanthropy™ to transform communities and positively change lives. We are proud of our clients and their successes. We share their stories to inspire and motivate you and your team. Over $410 billion was given away in the U.S. last year. Hartsook clients received their share. Did you? Let us show you how to raise more money to support your organization’s mission.

To learn what Hartsook can do for your organization, contact us at [email protected].


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Wisdom From Experience

During our 33 years helping nonprofit organizations raise more money and change more lives, Hartsook has gained wisdom and experience by successfully navigating seasons of uncertainty: The Black Monday stock market crash in 1987. The dot-com tech-bubble burst in the late 1990s. The terror of 9/11 in 2001. The housing collapse in 2008 that sparked the Great Recession. In every instance, Hartsook clients continued to raise money – some raised even more than they would have otherwise. Go here for five time-tested principles to help guide your nonprofit fundraising.


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The World Health Organization Calls on Heart to Heart for COVID-19 Assistance

Heart to Heart International (Kansas City) deployed a medical team to the Republic of the Marshall Islands to prepare for potential COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infections. The World Health Organization (WHO) requested Heart to Heart send a team to support planning, preparedness and training. The team departed at the end of February. One objective is to establish procedures and to contain and manage any future outbreak of the virus. Hartsook has helped guide the organization’s fundraising efforts to support Heart to Heart’s life-saving mission.


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Patrick Mahomes’ Foundation Gives $100,000 to Harvesters to Address COVID-19 Challenges

Harvesters – The Community Food Network (Kansas City) will receive a gift of $100,000 from the 15 and Mahomies Foundation to support public lunch programs and meals in the Kansas City area in light of the challenges created by COVID-19. The food bank helps provide meals across 26 counties spanning Kansas and Missouri. Harvesters mission to provide nutritious food to anyone who needs it is even more important during these times of uncertainty. The organization works with 760 agencies to provide food throughout its 26-county service area.


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Museum Announces Centennial Coin Introduced in U.S. Congress

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (Kansas City) is celebrating the Centennial year honoring the founding of the Negro Leagues. Missouri Senator Roy Blunt put forward legislation to mint a commemorative coin for the Leagues. Hartsook is working with the Museum to advance its mission. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and applauding the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the country’s social advancement.


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HARTSOOK EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Congratulations to INN’s New Director of Development

Institute for Nonprofit News (Los Angeles, Calf.) retained Hartsook to provide Executive Search services. Hartsook conducted the search for the nonprofit’s director of development position. Jeffrey Woolverton was hired to fill this important role to help advance the organization’s mission to provide education and business support services to our nonprofit member organizations and promote the value and benefit of public-service and investigative journalism. For information about on Hartsook’s Executive Search services contact us at [email protected].


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Dave Smith
Senior Executive
Vice President

Strategies for Success: Vision is the Engine of Philanthropy

Vision is perhaps the most powerful asset we have in appealing to donors. If your vision reflects a forward-moving, solutions-based approach, your cause can be supported and sustained. Nonprofit leaders and professional staff are responsible for creating, communicating and facilitating a strong vision for everyone associated with the organization to rally around and strive to achieve. Go here to read more about fostering an inspiring vision.


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