eHartsook on Scouting
  Matt Beem, Hartsook President and CEO

December 2015

Growing Philanthropy for Boy Scouts of America
Hartsook Companies, Inc. has a decades-long tradition of helping grow philanthropy for Boy Scouts of America (BSA) councils. Hartsook provides local councils with professional fundraising management and expertise. The Hartsook team helps improve councils' major gift prospect identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation; grant research and proposal writing; campaign assessments; estate giving; annual fund planning and implementation; leadership development and more.

To learn how Hartsook can assist your local council email [email protected] or call us at (866) 630-8500.


A Scout is Brave
Brave: Prepared and determined to face or endure hardship; showing courage; dauntless; resolute; intrepid.

Brave is not reckless or unwise. Bravery does not mean the absence of fear. One may be brave - moving forward with resolve and determination - and still be unsure of the unknown. To be brave may mean looking fear in the face, staring it down and still staying on course.


Gov. Nixon Appoints Hartsook Legal Counsel and Eagle Scout Herb Kohn as Chair of Missouri Gaming Commission
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Herb Kohn as a member and chair of the Missouri Gaming Commission. Kohn is senior counsel with the international law firm of Bryan Cave in its Kansas City office. "I am very excited to be taking on this new challenge," Kohn said. "The work will be highly interesting and I look forward to interacting with the other commissioners and staff of the Missouri Gaming Commission. I am also mindful that a large percentage of Gaming Commission proceeds are dedicated to veteran and educational causes."


Serving BSA Councils from Coast to Coast and Around the World
Hartsook has assisted Boy Scouts of America councils from coast to coast and in Europe, including the following councils, among others:

BSA Blackhawk Area Council
Rockford, Ill.

BSA Boston Minuteman Council
Milton, Mass.

BSA Cradle of Liberty Council
Wayne, Pa.

BSA Crater Lake Council
Central Point, Ore.

BSA Dan Beard Council
Cincinnati, Ohio

BSA Grand Canyon Council

BSA Greenwich Council
Greenwich, Conn.**

BSA Heart of America Council
Kansas City***

BSA Hudson Valley Council
Salisbury Mills, N.Y.**

BSA Mississippi Valley Council
Quincy, Ill.

BSA National Capital Area Council
Bethesda, Md.

BSA National Council
Irving, Texas**

BSA Northern New Jersey Council
Oakland, N.J.

BSA PeeDee Area Council
Florence, S.C.

BSA Pine Burr Area Council
Hattiesburg, Miss.

BSA Quivira Council
Wichita, Kan.**

BSA Susquehanna Council
Williamsport, Pa.

BSA Texas Southwest Council
San Angelo, Texas

BSA Trails West Council
Belleville, Ill.**

BSA Transatlantic Council

BSA Western Los Angeles Council
Van Nuys, Calf.

BSA Westark Area Council
Fort Smith, Ark.**

*Each asterisk represents an additional council engagement


Boy Scouts of America, Past Blue Elk District Council Chair's Fundraising Book in its Second Printing
Hartsook President and CEO Matt Beem's book Performance-Driven Fundraising: Taking Control of Your Success shares decades of fundraising insights and features campaign success stories, including many examples from BSA fundraising campaigns. Performance-Driven Fundraising will help accelerate anyone's learning curve and serve as a valuable reference tool for new and seasoned fundraisers.


eHartsook on Scouting archives
Hartsook provides local BSA councils with operational fundraising management. Together, Hartsook and BSA councils have raised more than one hundred million dollars. Stay up to date with Hartsook's online resource eHartsook on Scouting.


Get to Know the Hartsook Team
Prior to joining the team, Hartsook Senior Consultant Matt Jones worked on the development team at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics where he trained and oversaw volunteer action initiatives to ensure the success of fundraising events. Before that, he worked with Community of Christ development staff and key financial officers to create and implement an alumni giving program, and served as a board member for the Child Abuse Prevention Association. Matt participated in Scouting as a young man and has fond memories of his time at Scout camp. He is a graduate of Graceland University with a B.A. in Business Administration.


Hartsook's Growing Philanthropy Tour
Hartsook speakers are members of the Hartsook team of professional fundraising consultants who have, in their collective careers, raised more than $181 billion in their 300-plus years of experience. Click here to see upcoming Growing Philanthropy Tour presentations. To view a sample of past presentations, click here. To schedule a Hartsook consultant to speak at your conference or organization, email Tammy at [email protected].

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