eHartsook on Scouting

Ross Pfannenstiel, Kinetic Executive Vice President, eHartsook on Scouting Editor 2020 Fall Issue

Kinetic has a decades-long tradition of helping Boy Scouts of America (BSA) councils – with over $166 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.


Keep Scouting

For over 110 years, Scouting has remained the premier youth leadership organization in the country.  Today, Scouting’s values, and the leadership skills taught through its program, are just as important as they were in 1910.

As your council moves forward with its fundraising, here are some important things to keep in mind:

  • In 2019, total giving was $449 billion.  Over the last 40 years, with the notable exception of 2008-2009, philanthropic giving has trended up, overall, regardless of economic adversity, natural disasters or unanticipated world events.
  • Scouting is still the premier youth organization in the country.  People believe in the lessons and values Scouting teaches, and donors want to support the mission and make a positive difference in people’s lives.
  • Since March 2020, as the impact of the pandemic started to trend upward in the U.S., the demand for outdoor activities has soared and become a critical outlet for individuals and families at this time.
  • Someone is always making money. Consider industries that are thriving at this time: landscaping, outdoor recreation, real estate, and others. This is an ideal time to identify and cultivate relationships with leaders in these sectors.
  • For donor prospects who have pushed paused on their giving in 2020, use this time to build closer relationships with them, educate them on your mission, keep sharing your story and make plans for moving forward.

To learn how Kinetic can help your local council, contact us at or at (866) 630-8500.


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WHO: Nonprofit leadership, board members, community leaders and fundraising professionals
WHEN: September 18, 2020
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CT

Successful fundraising organizations understand the power of philanthropy to change lives. Kinetic and Bloch School have teamed up to bring you a free learning experience that will increase your understanding of the philanthropic mindset and the psychology of giving. In a time when everything is changing, and we are all adapting, why not take time to expand your mind, resources and adjust your practices to harness the power of philanthropy?

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Qualified participants receive 2.75 CFRE credits


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 Coastal Carolina Council, Charleston, S.C.

BSA Cradle of Liberty Council, Wayne, Pa.

BSA Crater Lake Council, Central Point, Ore.***

BSA Dan Beard Council, Cincinnati, Ohio

BSA Grand Teton Council, Idaho Falls, Idaho*

BSA Greater Cleveland Council, Cleveland, Ohio*

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 Council, Irving, Texas**

BSA Pacific Harbors Council, Takoma, Wash.**

BSA Pine Burr Area Council, Hattiesburg, Miss.

BSA Quivira Council, Wichita, Kan.**

BSA Susquehanna Council, Williamsport, Pa.

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


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

Virtual Conference • September 16-17, 2020
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Science of Philanthropy Initiative Conference 2020
Sponsor: Kinetic

Virtual Summit  •  September 18, 2020
The Power of Philanthropy™ Summit
Co-Sponsors: Kinetic and Bloch

Virtual Conference • November 12-14, 2020
2020 ARNOVA Annual Conference
Performance-Based Fundraiser Compensation: An Analysis of Preference, Prevalence and Effect
Matthew J. Beem

Past stops on the tour

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