WHO: Avila University & the Hartsook Companies

WHAT: Celebration of first “Growing Philanthropy National Day of Service:” FREE fundraising consulting sessions

WHEN: 9 a.m.-5p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010

WHERE: Avila University - Whitfield Center 11901 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO 64145

WHY: Hartsook Companies has been overwhelmed by the response to the first-ever “Growing Philanthropy Day of Service.” More than 40 nonprofit organizations have signed up so far for the FREE fundraising consulting sessions at the Hartsook Institute for Fundraising at Avila University to celebrate this day of service on Thursday, Jan. 21. These sessions are designed to assist nonprofit organizations develop an action plan to re-energize their development efforts. Among the topics discussed at these confidential, two-hour sessions are:

  • Increasing operational or major gift support donors
  • Developing prospect databases
  • Staffing fundraising events
  • Engaging and recruiting board members
  • Securing corporate and foundation funding
  • Increasing visibility and enhancing communications
  • Developing and working a plan

Nonprofits registered for appointments in advance; a post follow-up is included in the consultation. Qualifying nonprofits also may be eligible for three full scholarships for the National Growing Philanthropy Conference, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in Kansas City.

Because of the demand for the FREE consultations has been so great, two additional days have been added to the consultation schedule: Wed., Jan. 20, and Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. To register for a FREE consulting sessions, please contact Annette at 816/560-2655 or email Annette@hartsookcompanies.com.

Karin Cox, Executive Vice President
Hartsook Companies

Public Relations Specialist
Avila University


Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.