Karin Cox, MFA
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer

Specializing in major gift and campaign fundraising worldwide, Karin is co-founder of Hartsook. She has served in senior leadership roles in nonprofit and business sectors, and is an author, frequent presenter and senior consultant. She works with nonprofit organizations of every size and scope, helping them advance their programs and raise millions of dollars.

Karin is the author of Fundraising Leadership: The Essential Guide for Nonprofit Board Members Who Want to Make a Lasting Difference and co-author of Events Fundraising (forthcoming spring 2020, DSC, U.K.) and  $231 Billion Raised and Counting with Bob Hartsook and Matthew J. Beem. She developed the widely adopted Cox Grid, which was first presented in her “Fundraising Events” chapter in Fundraising Practices and Principles, the definitive fundraising text published by Jossey-Bass.

She was one of America’s top spokespeople in the field of child abuse prevention, and is a member of the National School Foundation Association’s Council of Advisors whose primary role is to support the advance of K-12 education foundations. Karin has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Women’s Impact Network.

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Hartsook President and CEO Receives Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit

For over three decades, Hartsook has provided fundraising consultation tailored to meet the specific needs of BSA councils.

Hartsook President and CEO Dr. Matthew J. Beem recently received the District Award of Merit from Blue Elk District, Heart of America Council – the highest district honor awarded a Scouting volunteer.


Dr. Beem with wife, Kate Beem

Matt is an Eagle Scout, a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, and an active volunteer with Boy Scouts of America. He has served as Chair for the Heart of America Council’s Blue Elk District and in many other council, district and unit leadership roles.

After decades of working with councils in the U.S. and overseas, Hartsook has developed unique strategies for the Boy Scouts of America that ensure continued annual fund success while building support for programmatic, expanded capital and endowment fundraising.

Our highly skilled fundraising professionals offer sound strategies based on the best experiential and quantitative philanthropic practices.

The Hartsook Team has a long tradition of supporting the Scouting program, and many of our team members have a personal connection with the organization. Go here to learn more.