Adrian Sargeant

Adrian Sargeant, the Robert F. Hartsook Professor of Fundraising at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University for the past five years, is taking a two-year, unpaid leave of absence to work on a variety of research projects.

Sargeant says he will work as an independent consultant while also conducting pro-bono research, and has the "potential to go back" to Indiana as the Hartsook Chair, which is believed to be the only endowed chair in fundraising anywhere.

For some months now, I’ve been collecting samples — giving small donations to a number of charities (in addition to those I usually support), so that I can get an idea of who’s doing what with their “post-gift” donor communications.

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