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Matthew J. Beem, Kinetic Chairman and CEO May 2019

Growing Philanthropy for Boy Scouts of America

Kinetic has a decades-long tradition of helping Boy Scouts of America (BSA) councils – with over $163 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 Courteous

From a nonprofit’s first greeting with Kinetic’s Support Services to the capstone gift of a campaign, Kinetic demonstrates respect for our clients as we help councils support the mission through private philanthropy.

Ross Pfannenstiel
Executive Vice President

Hartsook Team Member and Eagle Scout Elevated to Leadership

Previously, a Senior Vice President, Ross recently was promoted to Executive Vice President. He has a strong track record of development leadership and nonprofit management. Ross worked for the Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America for 14 years. During his tenure with Heart of America, Ross successfully worked in all levels of field service and supervised a staff of over 30 employees covering a 19-county metropolitan area. Ross has raised millions of dollars for the Heart of America Council and his Kinetic clients during his non-profit management and development career.

Ross is an Eagle Scout. He was Committee Chair for his son’s Cub Scout Pack, and is a Committee Member of the Troop. He is the Patron Lunch Chair for the Golden Eagle District, and a member of the Golden Eagle District Nominating Committee.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration/Finance and Economics from Rockhurst University where he received the Finucane Service Scholarship for community service, the Ignatian Award for academic achievement and graduated with honors.


Don’t Miss Out! Join Hartsook at the 2019 National Annual Meeting in Denver

Schedule an appointment now for a one-on-one fundraising meeting with Kinetic Executive Vice President Ross Pfannenstiel or Senior Vice President Jason Wood at the 2019 National Annual Meeting, May 29-31, and enter to win an Osprey Hiking Backpack.  Stop by Booth 405 and enter to win the complete ASR Media Library on fundraising ($250 value).


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

Tammy Weinman
Vice President of
Support Services

Get to Know the Kinetic Team

Previously the Director of Support Services, Tammy was recently promoted to Vice President of Support Services. In addition to supporting Hartsook’s Chairman and CEO Matthew Beem, Tammy is the first point of contact for clients, prospects and consultants. She facilitates the complete study process and provides personalized assistance to clients every step of the way. Her commitment to client service creates a culture of excellence for everyone involved.

Her son, Logan, is a Boy Scout in Troop 692. She and her husband, Jeremy, are active in the Troop. Jeremy is committee member and Tammy was the committee chair for Cub Scout 3692 for four years.

Tammy has an Associates in Arts from Butler Community College. She is a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management and a minor in Entrepreneurship.


Strategies for Success: Leadership is the Greatest Predictor of Fundraising Success

Fundraising success is not guaranteed. It is earned. The greatest predicator is not the age of the institution. It is not the size of the development department. The greatest predictor of fundraising success is leadership. Go here to read more.


Book of the Month

Hartsook has pushed and challenged the status quo, and nobody in the world has had a greater impact on the fundraising profession. The strategies shared in $231 Billion Raised and Counting bring together insights from the many consultants who make up the extraordinary Kinetic team. Go here to purchase your copy.


Kinetic’s Growing Philanthropy Tour

Hartsook speakers are members of the Kinetic team of professional fundraising consultants who have, in their collective careers, raised more than $231 billion in their 300-plus years of experience. Go here to see upcoming Growing Philanthropy Tour presentations. To view a sample of past presentations, go here. To schedule a Kinetic consultant to speak at your conference or organization, email