Hartsook Institutes Events

National Growing Philanthropy Conference
Friday, January 22, 2010
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The 2010 National Growing Philanthropy Conference, January 21-23 in Kansas City, combined the time-tested experience of Hartsook Companies, the new, cutting-edge research of the Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at Indiana University, Hartsook Institutes and other fundraising experts to offer the only competency-based forum for a team of dynamic speakers to share applied research, knowledge and outcomes-based principles to help increase giving.

Relevant applications of research including the Google Study on Poverty Giving, Bank of America Study on High Net-worth Donors, the groundbreaking AFP Sargeant/Shang Bequest Pledging Study and the forthcoming Sargeant textbook, Fundraising Principles and Practice, and more were presented in a concentrated, accessible learning environment.

Over 440 participants from across the country attended, including Arkansas, California, DC, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Washington State, Wisconsin. Our international participants came from as far away as San Salvador and Chile. Over 600 additional participants participated through video and audio.

The Hartsook Institutes for Fundraising was founded in 2009 by Bob Hartsook. It serves as a voice and vehicle for a knowledge and research-based approach to fundraising education. The approach was pioneered by the Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at Indiana University Adrian Sargeant, and the applications of that and other research into fundraising by Bob Hartsook and Hartsook Companies, Inc.

Many Thanks . . .

This was the finest, most thought-provoking fundraising event I have had the privilege of attending in a long time. From start to finish – the attention to detail and dedication to customer satisfaction in every aspect of the conference was reflective of the kind of quality organization Hartsook represents.

It’s easy to understand why Hartsook has emerged as a leader (once again) in bringing fundraising organizations together to advance the cause of increasing philanthropy.

Mary Wheeler, Lakemary Center

This was an inspiring and life-changing experience for me. I’ve gone from being overwhelmed to enthusiastic about the fundraising challenges faced by Families Together. I’m looking forward to our 60-day check-in.

Michael Webb, Families Together

We didn’t know where to start, but you gave us the time and attention to fundraising we couldn’t even imagine. You treated us with respect and helped us figure out what we were going to do. We all feel very hopeful now. I’ve already implemented one of the steps you gave us yesterday and am working the next one tomorrow. We are committed and we trust the experts. Michael Smith, Beyond the Conviction