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Inspired Fundraising Summit 2016 presented by Avila University

Be inspired at the 3rd annual Hartsook Institute at Avila Inspired Fundraising Summit featuring the following world renowned authorities on achieving growth in philanthropy and the philanthropic sector. 
  • Professor Jen Shang, Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth Business School in the United Kingdom presents Philanthropic Psychology: How Does Fundraising Make Fundraisers Feel?, combining data from her research and YOUR responses to a survey link provided prior to the event. 
  • Professor Adrian Sargeant, Hartsook Visiting Professor at Avila University and Director of the Center for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University in the UK will present Successful Bequest Fundraising: Lessons from Research, including current trends, bequest messaging and the latest research using MRI scanners depicting brain activity of donors when viewing bequest messages. 
  • Experience a rare interview with Paul Clolery, vice president and editorial director of The NonProfit Times, with Bob Hartsook, JD, Ed.D, discussing the challenging issues and topics of philanthropy today. 
  • Panel with Foundation Executives
  • Networking and cocktail reception honoring 30 years of Hartsook. 

This event is a must for fundraisers, CEOs, Executive Directors, nonprofit professionals at all levels in their careers, philanthropists and board members. Last year’s event sold out – so reserve your spot early! 


  • Nonprofit Connect members
  • AFP members
  • Avila students and alumni
  • Hartsook Companies clients
$50 for nonmembers

No refunds after August 10, 2016. "No shows" will be billed accordingly.


Monday, Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Avila University
Goppert Theatre
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145


For more information contact:
Noreen Bridgham
Nonprofit Connect
(816) 888-5600

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