eHartsook on Scouting

Ross Pfannenstiel, Kinetic Executive Vice President
eHartsook on Scouting Editor
September 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 Thrifty

Thrifty: Managing money and resources in a cautious and sensible way so as to waste as little as possible; thriving; growing vigorously.

Being thrifty doesn’t mean doing without. It means making every decision count. Whether it is being intentional with finances or being a good steward of time and tangible possessions, being thrifty is about saying “no” when it is needful in order to say “yes” when it is beneficial.


Raise Visibility as You Do a Good Turn

Scouting for Food is a great time to do a good turn daily. Use this giving season to begin planning for your 2020 fundraising events. Consider partnering with area grocery stores to help showcase your council’s good work. Invite Scouting for Food donors to visit your social media pages. Neighbors who participate in this annual Scouting program may be interested in volunteering on some of the council’s other projects. A proven fundraising axiom is that “involvement leads to investment.” So, don’t overlook relationship-building opportunities that are “right at the doorstep.”


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: The Art of Fundraising

Much like attempting to paint a masterpiece, many nonprofits set unachievable fundraising goals, only to be disappointed. It isn’t always that the dollar goal is too high; sometimes the timeline is off or the budget is too low or a dozen preparatory tasks have not taken place first. Go here to learn more.


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

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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