eHartsook on Scouting
  Matt Beem, Hartsook President and CEO

September 2016  

Growing Philanthropy with the 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.


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"Working with Matt Beem and the Hartsook family was a real pleasure and well worth our financial investment as their guidance and leadership were instrumental in our success." - Stephen Gray, Hudson Valley Council.

Email [email protected] or call us at (866) 630-8500 to learn how Hartsook can serve you.


Building the Future: Laying the Foundation for Scouting in Arkansas
The Westark Area Council and the Shewmaker family are dedicating the new Shewmaker Service Center for Scouting this month in Springdale, Ark. The Center will serve as a new hub for the Council's administration, retail operations and training. The Shewmaker Service Center adds greater visibility to help increase youth membership and volunteer participation. Congratulations to BSA WAC and the Shewmaker family in their very generous investment in youth and Scouting.


Greater Los Angeles Area Council Wins Board Training Session
Matt Bear, Director of Support Services, Boy Scouts of America, Greater Los Angeles Area Council (Los Angeles), was the winner at Top Hands of a special Hartsook drawing. Greater Los Angeles Area Council's board will receive a free training session with a Hartsook senior-level consultant, and each board member will receive a free book by Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Karin Cox, Fundraising Leadership: The Essential Guide for Board Members Who Want to Make a Lasting Difference. Congratulations to Matt and to Greater Los Angeles Area Council's board of directors!


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 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 Westchester-Putnam Council
Hawthorne, N.Y.~

BSA Westark Area Council
Fort Smith, Ark.**

*Each asterisk represents an additional council engagement
~ New client


Congratulations to Top Hands Winner of a Fitbit Blaze
Scout Executive Jesse Lopez, Boy Scouts of America, Southern Sierra Council, Bakersfield, Calf. was the winner of a Hartsook drawing at 2016 Top Hands to receive a Fitbit Blaze. Jesse is shown receiving his Fitbit Blaze from Hartsook Senior Vice President Ross Pfannenstiel.


Book Deal of the Month
Fundraising Leadership: The Essential Guide for Nonprofit Board Members Who Want to Make a Lasting Difference (ASR Media) - an exciting book by Karin L. Cox - is the definitive source for empowering board members to become pro-active fundraising leaders.  Click here for a special price of $10 (plus shipping and handling).


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
Hartsook Senior Vice President Janell J. Johnson is well-versed in capital campaign organization and execution; major gift identification; event planning; cultivation and solicitation strategies; annual fund development; planned gift acquisition; and strategic planning. She has raised millions of dollars for clients and has considerable experience in board development and staff management. Janell has an impressive track record and routinely exceeds clients' expectations in breaking fundraising records. Janell holds a Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a Master's of Public Administration and Certification of Nonprofit Leadership Administration from Western Michigan 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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