eHartsook on Scouting

Ross Pfannenstiel, Hartsook Executive Vice President, eHartsook on Scouting Editor

August 2019

Growing Philanthropy for Boy Scouts of America

Hartsook has a decades-long tradition of helping Boy Scouts of America (BSA) councils – with over $165 million raised for BSA. The Hartsook 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 Hartsook can help your local council, contact us at [email protected] or at (866) 630-8500.

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A Scout is Cheerful

Research demonstrates that belonging to a group or community gives individuals a sense of identity. Psychologist James H. Fowler studied 5,000 people over 20 years and found that cheerfulness benefits people through three degrees of connection.


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Very Well Family

Very Well Family is an easy-to-navigate, online resource for families, providing articles and information on a variety of topics including tips, ideas and activities for Scouts and their families. Just a few examples include How to Plan the Best Scout Campfire Program, How to Assemble an Eagle Scout Binder and Insider Tips for Earning Boy Scout Merit Badges.


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Serving BSA Councils from Coast to Coast and Around the World

Hartsook 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
Phoenix

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


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Strategies for Success: Working With Your Grant Consultant for Campaign Success

Don’t overlook the value that a grant consultant can provide – from identifying prospects to delivering a polished proposal to crafting reports on campaign progress. A grant consultant is particularly helpful in sourcing local, regional and national foundation prospects. Working with a database that holds tens of thousands of foundation records, the grant consultant can search by keywords to find those funders most suited to the project. Go here to learn more.


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Hartsook’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 Hartsook consultant to speak at your council or event
email [email protected]

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

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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