Hartsook has a decades-long tradition of helping Boy Scouts of America (BSA) councils – with over $166 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.
A Scout is Trustworthy
Trustworthy: Worthy, dependable; able to be relied on as honest and truthful.
Like the Scouts and Scouters we serve, Hartsook places a high value on being dependable. For over 30 years, nonprofits of all sizes and sectors have relied on Hartsook, including Scouting councils from coast to coast, in urban cities and rural communities to help them raise billions of dollars. Now, that’s being dependable.
Make 2020 Your Council’s Best Year of Fundraising
The first quarter of each year is the right time for council and district campaign leadership to initiate their fundraising plans for the year. Starting off the year strong will help drive momentum to help reach your goals. This is extremely important as it sets the tone for what will become the entire year’s revenue for capital projects, programs, operating and endowment funding.
As important as this is, consistent reports and communication derived from campaign success are just as vital. As Hartsook consultants are known to say, “Good communication demonstrates appreciation.”
Methodically sharing these financial reports with a wider audience shows authenticity, transparency and accountability. These intentional acts invite peripheral bystanders to become more active participants in the council’s and district’s overall mission. From there, prospective donor cultivation can begin!
Especially as it relates to potential signature events – distinguished citizen award dinners and volunteer recognition – these annual fundraising plans should be part of a comprehensive approach to fundraising.
One excellent tool to use is the widely-adopted Cox Event Grid featured in the textbook Fundraising Practices and Practices, Hartsook President and Co-Founder, Karin Cox.
If your council or district is considering upcoming events or making fundraising plans for the year, Hartsook is available to help. Email us now to schedule a free consultation: [email protected].
Crater Lake Council Extends Its Campaign Counsel with Hartsook in 2020
Crater Lake Council (Central Point, Oreg.) first retained Hartsook to help guide its fundraising efforts. Its former Scout Executive, Kevin Patterson had this to say: “Hartsook’s devotion to walking with us keeps us motivated to do the necessary tasks to achieve the goals we set.” In 2020, Crater Lake Council has extended its arrangement with Hartsook to continue providing professional fundraising council.
“I was at the library near my home on a recent Saturday morning wrapping up loose ends before a week on the road. I often tuck into my local branch on weekends to thin my briefcase.
I looked up from my computer and saw a man walking slowly through the lobby toward the restrooms and water fountain.
As he got closer, it was evident from the pack and bedroll on his back that he was homeless and had come in for a drink after a long night outdoors. I watched him as he approached the water fountain, only to feel disappointment as he leaned over and pushed the button. It wasn’t working. Before I could get up, a young man sprung from his reading chair and walked quickly toward the man at the fountain. What I witnessed warmed my heart…” Go here to read more.
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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 Coastal Carolina Council Charleston, S.C.
BSA Cradle of Liberty Council Wayne, Pa.
BSA Crater Lake Council Central Point, Ore.***
BSA Dan Beard Council Cincinnati, Ohio
BSA Grand Teton Council Idaho Falls, Idaho*
BSA Greater Cleveland Council Cleveland, Ohio*
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 Council Irving, Texas**
BSA Pacific Harbors Council Takoma, Wash.
BSA Pine Burr Area Council Hattiesburg, Miss.
BSA Quivira Council Wichita, Kan.**
BSA Susquehanna Council Williamsport, Pa.
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
Hartsook’s Growing Philanthropy Tour
To schedule a Hartsook consultant to speak at your council or event email [email protected]
Wilmington, N.C. February 5, 2020 AFP NC, Cape Fear Region Jazz Up Your Board Karin Cox
Philadelphia March 2-4, 2020 National School Foundation Association National Conference 2020 Hartsook: Sponsorship
Baltimore, Md. March 29-31, 2020 2020 AFP International Conference From Reliable to Remarkable: Growing Regular Gifts Karin Cox Janell Johnson
Chicago April 22-25, 2020 Better Together 2020 The Salvation Army National Advisory Organization Conference Are You Ready for a Major Gifts Campaign? 10 Things to Do First Karin Cox Janell Johnson