eHartsook on Scouting
  Matt Beem, Hartsook President and CEO

February 2016  

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 Reverent

Reverent: Showing deep and solemn respect. To treat with high regard and veneration.

Scouts know how to have fun; they know how to enjoy the beauty of the world around them, and they also recognize there are times when sober reflection, solemnity and respect are most appropriate. Showing deep and solemn respect is a timeless characteristic of Scouting.


The Boy Scouts of America, Greater Cleveland Council Expands its Work with Hartsook
The Boy Scouts of America, Greater Cleveland Council (Cleveland, Ohio) has retained Hartsook's campaign management service to support its campaign for capital additions and endowment. The Council oversees the Scouting program in Cuyahoga and northern Summit Counties. The Council serves more than 14,000 youth annually with the help of 2,700 adult volunteers. It owns and operates Beaumont Scout Reservation - a 1,260-acre camp on the Grand River in Ashtabula County; it has operated as a summer camp since 1946.


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:

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, Calif.

BSA Westark Area Council
Fort Smith, Ark.**

*Each asterisk represents an additional council engagement


Book Deal of the Month
Fundraising Leadership: The Essential Guide for Nonprofit Board Members Who Want to Make a Lasting Different (ASR Media) - an exciting book by Karin L. Cox and the definitive source for empowering your council's board members to become pro-active fundraising leaders. To order yours.


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 his work with Hartsook, Vice President Geoff Burns honed his advocacy, managerial and fundraising expertise as the founder of Burns & Associates, specializing in nonprofit structure, operations and startups. He brings a long history of community service, religious philanthropy and environmental stewardship to the Hartsook team. He also served as Executive Director for the Geneva Hills retreat center. Geoff has a BS in Environmental Science from Valparaiso University and an MBA from Salem International University. He is a Doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership and Management with Capella University.


Hartsook Nashville Nonprofit Summit in April
Gain access to some of the nation's most knowledgeable fundraising consultants and discover how you can grow philanthropy for your organization. Sessions include: Developing a Comprehensive Fund Development Plan; Growing Your Annual Fund; and Engaging Board Members as Fundraising Leaders.

Learn More


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. To view upcoming Growing Philanthropy Tour presentations. To view a sample of past presentations. To schedule a Hartsook consultant to speak at your conference or organization, email Tammy at [email protected].

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