Press Release – Examiner – Scouting

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident,Hartsook Companies, Inc.Scouting: a good place to startSaturday, September 26, 2009With the recent start of the school year, my 6-year-old Tom marked an important family passage: He became Scouting-aged. As he dons his blue Cub Scout uniform and orange Tiger Cub neckerchief each Thursday night, a Norman Rockwell painting comes to life.Earlier this…

Watch for a Bigger Pie

I have now read cover to cover the Giving USA report which was recently published.  I am so glad there is an historic estimate about what goes on in fundraising each year.  This research changed my career. When I started raising money, like most of us do in the beginning, I went to foundations and corporations.  Back…

Press Release – Examiner – Fundraisers Play Important Role Helping Community

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident,Hartsook Companies, Inc.Fundraisers play important role helping communitySaturday, June 28, 2008Which came first – philanthropy or fundraising?My clients and I volley the questions back and forth each month.Some donors are self-motivated. They support their Boy Scout troop because they believe in Scouting. They give to their PTA to enrich their children’s education. They…