eHartsook on Scouting

Ross Pfannenstiel, Kinetic Executive Vice President, eHartsook on Scouting Editor December 2019

Growing Philanthropy for Boy Scouts of America

Kinetic has a decades-long tradition of helping Boy Scouts of America (BSA) councils – with over $165 million raised for BSA. The Kinetic 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 Kinetic can help your local council, contact us at or 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.

A Great Time to Reflect and Plan for Your Council’s 2020 Fundraising

As Boy Scouts of America councils finish out the year, many are starting to evaluate their budgets and needs for the coming year. Whether you are planning for a Friends of Scouting or Investment in Character annual campaign, Kinetic is ready to help you make strategic fundraising plans for 2020. Email us now to schedule a free

“Kinetic lent its expertise and provided a realistic, yet challenging, campaign target. This brought peace of mind and confidence and led to the successful completion of our campaign.”
Don Kinney, Retired Scout Executive
Blackhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Rockford, Ill.

Ross Pfannenstiel
Kinetic Executive
Vice President

The Power of Philanthropy™: ‘Tis the Season

For nonprofits, ‘Tis the Season… is very important and meaningful. It ‘Tis the Season to give, volunteer and consider the needs of others. No gift of time or money is too small or insignificant. At this time of year, as we see so many caring people stepping up to help, let’s be reminded of how important the work of fundraising is to so many people. When we all join in, in ways great and small, we inspire those around us to give, so they too may experience the positive, life-changing Power of Philanthropy. Go here to read more.

Stories and lessons of individuals and organizations whose gifts have improved the lives of others. Check this space for archived blogs and subscribe to have new posts sent right to your inbox.


Annual Fundraiser Supports BSA Council and the National Elk Refuge

Annually, the Jackson District of Grand Tetons Council (Idaho Falls, Idaho) participates in Elkfest where volunteers help search the grounds and collect antlers that have been shed by male elk at the Nation Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wy. The antlers are sold to be used in the creation of furniture and art. The first auction was held in 1967. Since this is the only time visitors are allowed to walk the Refuge, it is a productive service project and an exciting adventure for the Scouts. Following a day of antler search and collection, Scouts prepare for the auction. One-fourth of the antler proceeds go to the Council; the other three-fourths goes to support the National Elk Refuge.


Serving BSA Councils from Coast to Coast and Around the World

Kinetic 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 Pacific Harbors Council
Takoma, Wash.

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
Brussels, Belgium**

BSA Westark Area Council
Fort Smith, Ark.**

BSA Westchester-Putnam Council
Hawthorne, N.Y.

*Each asterisk represents an additional council engagement


Kinetic’s Growing Philanthropy Tour

To schedule a Kinetic consultant to speak at your council or event email

January 24-25, 2020

DeMolay International Conference
Ross Pfannenstiel
Jason Wood

March 2-4, 2020
National School Foundation Association
National Conference 2020
Kinetic: Sponsorship

Baltimore, Md.
March 29-31, 2020

2020 AFP International Conference
From Reliable to Remarkable: Growing Regular Gifts
Karin Cox
Janell Johnson

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