eHartsook on Scouting

Ross Pfannenstiel, Kinetic Executive Vice President, eHartsook on Scouting Editor October 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 Brave

Brave: Prepared and determined to face or endure hardship; showing courage; dauntless; resolute; intrepid.

Being brave does not mean being reckless or unwise. Bravery is not the absence of fear. One may be brave – moving forward with resolve and determination – and still be unsure of the unknown. To be brave may mean looking fear in the face, staring it down and still staying on course.


2020 Foresight: Now is the Time to Set Next Year’s Fundraising Goals

Could your council benefit from an objective fundraising point of view?

Schedule a senior Kinetic consultant to attend one of your council’s Financial and Fundraising Planning meetings. A professional fundraising consultant can offer an outside perspective on your current fundraising plan and give you guidance on how to implement more effective fundraising strategies in 2020.

Buck the status quo, and start raising more money for your council. Email us at to get on the schedule.


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: End the Year with Appreciation

One of the best forms of donor cultivation is showing appreciation; and one of the best times for Scouting councils to show appreciation is at the end of the year when our thoughts naturally turn to thankfulness and giving. The best forms of appreciation are unique, creative and authentic. Go here for some tips to ensure your donors feel appreciated all year round, but especially at the end of the year.


Kinetic’s Growing Philanthropy Tour

“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.

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

Kansas City
November 6-8, 2019

Missouri Community College Association
55th Annual Convention & Tradeshow
Major Gifts from Inspired, Motivated Donors Represent the Greatest Opportunity for Increased Funding to Community Colleges
Matthew J. Beem

Kansas City
November 14, 2019

2019 National Philanthropy Day
AFP Mid-America Chapter
Presenting Sponsor: Hartsook

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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