eHartsook on Scouting
  Matt Beem, Hartsook President and CEO

July 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 Courteous

Courteous: polite, respectful, showing consideration

From a nonprofit's first greeting with Hartsook's Support Services to the capstone gift of an Integrated Fundraising Campaign™, showing consideration is what we do. Said Hudson Valley Council's Campaign Co-Chair, Jason Barlow. "Hartsook's long history with the Boy Scouts of America persuaded even our most cautious board members to retain the firm as professional counsel. Their onsite visits and weekly phone calls engendered confidence in our campaign committee. With Hartsook's involvement, we never lacked support." Email [email protected] or call us at: (866) 630-8500 to learn more.


BSA Greater Cleveland Council Retains Hartsook
Boy Scouts of America Greater Cleveland Council (Cleveland) supports Scouting programs throughout the Cleveland, Ohio area. The Council is comprised of three districts: Central, Tinker's Creek, and Western Trails. The BSA Greater Cleveland Council maintains its camp, Beaumont Scout Reservation, about 40 miles east of downtown Cleveland in Rock Creek, Ohio. Hartsook has been retained to assess the council's fundraising objectives and help grow philanthropy for the Council.


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

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.


Giving USA 2015

According to Giving USA, of the $358.38 billion given in 2014, giving by individuals comprised 72 percent; giving by foundations—which includes grants made by independent, community, and operating foundations—amounted to 15 percent; giving by bequest accounted for 8 percent; and giving by corporations comprised 5 percent of total giving in 2014. Is your council receiving its full potential of philanthropy? To find out, email [email protected] or call us at: (866) 630-8500.


Don't Miss Out! 2015 Boy Scouts of America Top Hands Participants: Schedule an Appointment Now to Meet with Hartsook
Schedule a Growing Philanthropy appointment to meet with a Hartsook consultant in Dallas, August 19-21. Stop by our booth at Top Hands and enter to win a free, personalized board training session along with free copies for each your board members of 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. Click here 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
December will mark Executive Vice President Norma Murphy's 23rd year with Hartsook. Norma leads Hartsook's grant development services. Prior to joining the team, she was vice president of development for the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation. Norma is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was named an Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year in 2004. Said client and Providence House Executive Director Simone Hennessee: "Norma Murphy is outstanding in all respects. I can always count on her to respond quickly and go the second mile! It is truly her mission and commitment to help non-profits succeed. Besides helping to develop campaigns, she also has inspired me to be a better executive director. I have learned so much from her. She is just the best!"


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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