eHartsook on Scouting
  Matt Beem, Hartsook President and CEO

June 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 Helpful

Helpful: giving or ready to give help.

At Hartsook, being helpful is what we do. In our 30 years of service to nonprofits, Hartsook has provided counsel for thousands of projects and helped raise billions of dollars in the States and abroad. As a firm, we are committed to growing overall philanthropy by 25 percent over the next 20 years, so we continue to invest our time and resources toward improving the practice of fundraising worldwide.


Congratulations Pacific Harbors Council, Washington State
Pacific Harbors Council was the winner of a free board member training session to be conducted by a Hartsook senior team member. William (Bill) Rogers, Council President of the Pacific Harbors Council (Tacoma, Wash.) accepted a free copy of Fundraising Leadership: The Essential Guide for Nonprofit Board Members Who Want to Make a Lasting Difference. Hartsook Senior Vice President Ross Pfannenstiel presented Rogers with the book, authored by Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President Karin Cox, at the 2016 National Annual Meeting. All of the Council's board members will receive a copy of Karin's book during the Council's free board member training session.


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


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Grand Teton Council Director of Development: Winner of Garmin Watch

Pictured: Hartsook Senior Vice President Ross Pfannenstiel and Michael Vangelov, Director of Development for the Grand Teton Council.

Michael was the big winner of a Garmin watch at the Hartsook booth during the BSA National Annual Meeting. Would you like a chance to take home your own Garmin watch? Stop by and see us in New Orleans at Top Hands in August.


Join Hartsook in New Orleans at Top Hands: August 24-26
Each member of the Hartsook team serving Boy Scouts of America councils not only has fundraising experience, but also has a personal connection to BSA. Schedule an appointment to 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].


Hartsook and Boy Scouts of America: Growing Philanthropy

Pictured: Top photo - Hartsook President and CEO Matt Beem and Bryan Feather, Westark Area Council Scout Executive/CEO; Bottom photo - Matt Beem, Hartsook Senior Vice President Ross Pfannenstiel and Russell Etzenhouser, Scout Executive/CEO, Greater Niagara Frontier Council.

The BSA Annual Meeting is always a great time for the Hartsook team to connect with local councils on the best ways to grow philanthropy.


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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