Ross Pfannenstiel, Kinetic Executive Vice President, eHartsook on Scouting Editor
June 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 Kind

Kind: thoughtful, humanitarian.

Hartsook follows the philosophy of the Scout slogan to “do a good turn daily.” When providing fundraising guidance to our clients, we choose to offer the highest level of consideration and thoughtfulness day after day, year after year, decade after decade.


Congratulations, National Annual Meeting Winners!

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at NAM in Denver. We met some great folks, and made lasting relationships with many councils. Here are our National Annual Meeting winners for 2019 along with Kinetic Executive Vice President Ross Pfannenstiel:

Top photo: Matt Yaun, President, Coastal Carolina Council (Charleston, N.C.) winner of Fundraising Leadership books and a training session for the Coastal Carolina Council’s board.

Middle photo: Lamar Perry, Jr., Area Director, BSA Area 5 Southern Region Area (Greenville, S.C.) winner of an Osprey hiking backpack.

Bottom photo: Jeff Hotchkiss, Scout Executive, Catalina Council (Tucson, Ariz.) winner of Fundraising Leadership books and a training session for Catalina Council’s board.

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We Enjoyed Our Time at the National Annual Meeting in Denver

Even if you couldn’t attend the National Annual Meeting, we have a free gift for you.

Receive a free fundraising book from Kinetic. Email Hartsook at with your name, address and the name of the book you would like to receive:
• Nobody Wants to Give Money Away
• Performance-Driven Fundraising

Are you ready to raise more money for your council? Kinetic is here to help. Request a free consultation call from Kinetic consultants and Eagle Scouts Ross Pfannenstiel or Jason Wood by emailing Hartsook at


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 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


Strategies for Success: Regaining Campaign Momentum

Slowed. Stalled. Stuck. These are dreaded words for any major gift campaign. All campaigns will have ebbs and flows, but when things start to stagnate, it’s easy to lose the motivation needed to push forward. Go here for tips to regain confidence, build momentum and finish well.


Kinetic’s Growing Philanthropy Tour

“Thank you for helping make our 2019 Nonprofit Workshop a success! I hope you overheard all the wonderful comments about your keynote presentation. You provided terrific information for our attendees on what to consider while applying for grants not only for IMPACT 100 but for other such opportunities they come across.”
Grants Committee, IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area

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

Washington, D.C.
July 11, 2019

2019 Bridge Conference
AFP of Washington DC Metro Area Chapter
Prepared for Success: Demystifying the Major Gift Campaign
Karin Cox

Richmond, Va.
July 24-25, 2019

2019 VFRI Conference
Fundraising is Everybody’s Job: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
Karin Cox

Charlotte, N.C.
August 5, 2019

AFP North Carolina Conference
Everyone Plays, Everyone Wins – Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
From Reliable to Remarkable: Growing Annual Gifts to Regular Gifts
Karin Cox
Janell Johnson

Los Angeles, Calif.
October 10-12, 2019

2019 Economic Science Association
North American Meetings
John List

November 14-15, 2019

Randomized Controlled Trials
John List

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