The Power of Philanthropy™

At Hartsook, we believe the sum is always greater than its parts. This is especially true when it comes to philanthropy. When volunteers, donors and nonprofits come together to support and accomplish selfless acts of generosity, the results are exponentially enlarged.

This Power of Philanthropy blog space 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.

Hartsook is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations increase philanthropic support across the United States and around the world. Our goal is to see nonprofits successfully increase and advance their missions. We consider ourselves fortunate to work with thousands of volunteers, donors and nonprofits as, together, we unleash the Power of Philanthropy.

We look forward to sharing the thoughts of donors and volunteers, clients and Hartsook team members—offering positive dialogue and inspiration.

Thank you for all you do to unleash the Power of Philanthropy!

Check this space regularly for new posts, and take some time to share your own reflections and opinions. Please send your stories and insights to [email protected].

Tailored Appreciation

One day, while stopping by my son’s elementary school, I struck up a conversation with two of his friends. One of the boys was wearing his school uniform; the other boy was wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Since this was an unusual occurrence, I asked them about it. The...

Three Simple Words

The three simple words are: “I’m so sorry!” quickly followed by: “…and even more sorry it happened to you!” Nobody likes to make a mistake, but learning to apologize quickly and genuinely is a valuable fundraising skill. Our instinct may be to defend our actions and...

‘Tis the Season…

As the holiday season quickly approaches, everywhere, we see this reminder: ‘Tis the Season… We see it in commercials, newspaper ads, online banners, social media, billboards and numerous other platforms that draw our attention to the commercial side of the holidays....

Why Give?

The following was adapted from a presentation I had the pleasure of making during Mi Esperanza’s gala fundraiser, Passport to Hope, in Covington, Louisiana. Mi Esperanza means MY HOPE and began in 2002 with a vision to provide life-sustaining change in the lives of...

The Power of Philanthropy™

I was at the library near my home on a recent Saturday morning wrapping up loose ends before a week on the road. I often tuck into my local branch on weekends to thin my briefcase. I looked up from my computer and saw a man walking slowly through the lobby toward the...

Seasonally and all year, many residents step up to help those in need

Saturday, December 19, 2015 The holidays can be stressful. During a season that encourages us to remember our blessings and share them with those we love, many among us can barely get by. For some, it's the memory of loved ones who are no longer with them. For others,...

It’s Good to be Back

Joe, our high school senior, became an Eagle Scout when he was 15. Since then, I've spent most of my Scouting time in Pack 228 with Tom, our younger son. But Tom's Webelos den crossed over in November. Returning to Troop 228 after my stint in the pack has reminded me...

Reflect on the Good in Your Life

Independence, MO - I love the holidays. And like you, I'm doing double time right now so I'm able to take a few days between Christmas and New Year's Day to slow down and enjoy the season. It's a wonderful time to reflect on the year coming to an end and prepare for...

Press Release – Examiner – Soup Labels

Article menu>>     Matt Beem President, Hartsook Companies, Inc. Gifts are modest, rewards are great Saturday, April 19, 2008 As a child, I knew a family who owned a body shop. Today, three generations work in the family's business and repair our vehicles...