Growing Philanthropy with the Boy Scouts of America
Hartsook Companies, Inc. has a decades-long tradition of helping grow philanthropy for Boy Scouts of America (BSA) – with over $163 million raised for BSA councils. Hartsook provides local councils with professional fundraising management and expertise. 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 assist your local council email [email protected] or call us at (866) 630-8500.
A Scout is Helpful
Helpful: useful, valuable, constructive.
At Hartsook, being helpful is what we do. In our over 30 years of service to nonprofits, Hartsook has provided counsel for thousands of projects and helped raise billions of dollars in the States and abroad. As a firm, we are committed to growing overall philanthropy by 25 percent over the next 20 years, so we continue to invest our time and resources toward improving the practice of fundraising worldwide.
Kansas City Boy Scouts of America Council Retains Hartsook for Another Campaign
Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America (Kansas City) has retained Hartsook to help support its fundraising goals including its camp renewal projects. The Council recognizes that to attract Scouts to camp, they must continue to make maintenance and upgrades a priority. Each year, its Theodore Naish Scout Reservation, established in 1926, and H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, established in 1930, welcome more than 20,000 Scouts and Scout leadership.
Make This Your Year to Raise the Money Your Council Needs!
Meet with a Hartsook at the 2018 National Annual Meeting to be held at the Sheraton in Dallas, May 23-25. Contact us to schedule an appointment. Sign up for your personalized, one-on-one consultation with Hartsook Senior Vice President Ross Pfannenstiel or Senior Vice President Jason Wood, and enter to win a free board training for your council, including copies of Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President Karin Cox’s book for all your board members: Fundraising Leadership: The Essential Guide for Nonprofit Board Members Who Want to Make a Lasting Difference.
BSA Legacy Giving Makes a Lasting Impression
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) represents one of the greatest opportunities for donors to make a positive and profound difference in the next generation. Does your council have a plan for educating potential donors on the value of legacy gifts? The following are just some options donors may have available:
• Living Trusts
• Living Trusts
• Family Trusts
• Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts
• Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
• Pooled Income Funds
• Charitable Lead Trusts
• Life Insurance Gifts
• Charitable Bequests and Beneficiary Designations
• Gifts by Will
• Charitable Gift Annuity
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
BSA Boston Minuteman Council
BSA Cradle of Liberty Council
BSA Crater Lake Council
Central Point, Ore.**
BSA Dan Beard Council
BSA Grand Canyon Council
BSA Grand Teton Council
Idaho Falls, Idaho*
BSA Greenwich Council
BSA Heart of America Council
BSA Hudson Valley Council
Salisbury Mills, N.Y.**
BSA Mississippi Valley Council
BSA National Capital Area Council
BSA National Council
BSA Northern New Jersey Council
BSA PeeDee Area Council
BSA Pine Burr Area Council
BSA Quivira Council
BSA Susquehanna Council
BSA Texas Southwest Council
San Angelo, Texas
BSA Trails West Council
BSA Transatlantic Council
BSA Westark Area Council
Fort Smith, Ark.**
BSA Westchester-Putnam Council
BSA Western Los Angeles Council
Van Nuys, Calif.
*Each asterisk represents an additional council engagement
Do you have a tough fundraising question?
Send your questions to [email protected] and we will respond by email. Your question may be featured in a future eHartsook on Scouting.
QUESTION: Some on our board have suggested that we would benefit from receiving help from outside fundraisers, but shouldn’t we be able to do it on our own?
So often, nonprofits are staffed by individuals who believe they can pull off the impossible. So, when it comes to fundraising, their first reaction is: “We can do ourselves.” But even financially, sometimes it’s better to wisely target your time and resources and stay focused on your mission, while bringing in the experts for some fundraising goals. There is a reason you are working with your nonprofit. You understand and care about the mission, but that doesn’t mean you are as familiar with the latest fundraising strategies. There are strategies available today, including research-based approaches to fundraising that you may not be aware of yet. Use your leadership skills to access the information available to your organization – and that may not mean having to do it all yourself.
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Announcing Our Newest Hartsook Team Member
Hartsook’s latest team member is Ashle Burnett, Support Services. Ashle is a Cub Scout Bear Den Leader for Pack 692 in Derby, Kan. A graduate of Wichita State University with a degree in Communication, Ashle spent several years working as a television news producer before serving as public relations coordinator at the Wichita Art Museum. She also played an administrative office support role assisting various organizations. At Hartsook, Ashle leverages her strong communications, administrative and organizational skills to elevate the overall client experience.
Strategies for Success: Don’t Trust Your Nonprofit to a Novice
Would you trust your newborn to a nanny who had never cared for an infant? Would you trust your nest egg to a financial planner who had never created a financial plan? Would you want to be patient zero for a newly-minted cardiac surgeon? Not likely. Then why do so many nonprofits attempt a campaign for the first time without seasoned, proven guidance? I have no idea. Go here to read more.
Hartsook’s Growing Philanthropy Tour
Hartsook speakers are members of the Hartsook team of professional fundraising consultants who have, in their collective careers, raised more than $231 billion in their 300-plus years of experience. To view upcoming Growing Philanthropy Tour presentations. To view a sample of past presentations. To schedule a Hartsook consultant to speak at your conference or organization, email Tammy at [email protected].
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