Jen Shang, PhD
Curriculum Consultant
Hartsook Institutes for Fundraising

Jen Shang is a Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth Business School and at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy-Indiana University. Her work has been published in numerous journals. She is the author of Fundraising: Principles and Practice. Jen’s commitment to teaching was recognized by Indiana University through its annual Trustee’s Teaching Award and she was recognized by the professional body of fundraising (Institute of Fundraising in the UK) and appointed to be their Chief Examiner.

Jen is deeply committed to promoting the teaching of philanthropic psychology and fundraising. She utilizes modern teaching approaches including active-learning, Just-in-Time teaching, Decoding-the-discipline and group-based techniques. She works with over 30 nonprofit organizations including internationally-respected organizations such as American Red Cross, National Public Radio, NSPCC, Cancer Research UK and RSPCA.

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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.