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  Matt Beem, Hartsook President and CEO

July 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 Friendly

Friendly: amiable, approachable and communicative

Having the right outlook and attitude makes all the difference - especially when it comes to raising support for your council's fundraising goals. At Hartsook, our friendly team members are fully committed to your council's fundraising success. Give us a call to see just how approachable and communicative we can be! Email [email protected] or call us at: (866) 630-8500..


Inspired Fundraising Summit 2016: Kansas City, August 15
Join the world's leading authorities on achieving growth in philanthropy. Speakers include: Jen Shang and Adrian Sargeant, Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; and Paul Clolery, The NonProfit Times. Presented by Hartsook Companies, Inc. in partnership with NonProfit Connect and AFP.


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 Grand Teton Council
Idaho Falls, Idaho~

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
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A Proven Track Record of Development Leadership and Nonprofit Management for BSA
Hartsook Senior Vice President Ross J. Pfannenstiel has a strong track record of development leadership and nonprofit management. He worked for the Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America for 14 years where he raised millions of dollars and supervised a staff of over 30 full- and part-time employees covering a 19-county metropolitan area. During his tenure with Heart of America, Ross increased membership growth by 15 percent. Email [email protected] to learn how he can help your council elevate its fundraising management.


Join Hartsook in New Orleans at Top Hands: August 24-26
Enter to win a Fitbit Blaze. Schedule a time to meet with Hartsook in New Orleans at Top Hands. Learn how Hartsook can benefit your local council! Meet with Hartsook team members Matt Beem, Ross Pfannenstiel and Tammy Weinman. Email Tammy at [email protected].


Book Deal of the Month
On The Money! (ASR Media) is an enlightening collection of success stories and lessons learned from 25 nonprofit fundraising campaigns nationwide. Click here to order On the Money! for a special price of $10 (plus shipping and handling).


Get to Know the Hartsook Team
Hartsook Vice President Geoff Burns has led several Scout troops both as a camp director and as a leader for his son's Scout troop. Prior to his work with Hartsook, he 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 Camp and retreat center and is the author of Rescuing the Mission. Geoff has a BS in Environmental Science from Valparaiso University and an MBA from Salem International University. He is working on his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management with Capella University.


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 $231 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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