eHartsook on Scouting

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

The ability to listen well and follow directions is one of the many hallmarks of Scouts and Scouters. This skill set is especially important to employers, therefore, the Scouting program helps prepare young men for future success in their careers.


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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
  • 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

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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: Team. Work.

Henry Ford pioneered the assembly line. Toyota fine-tuned the methods of production. Today, companies use next-level variations of Lean Thinking (James Womack and Daniel Jones) to give customers the greatest value with the least amount of waste. Before saying, “That’s fine for manufacturing,” go here to learn how service sectors, including fundraising and philanthropy, can increase value and reduce waste.


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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]

Washington, D.C.
July 11, 2019

2019 Bridge Conference
AFP of Washington DC Metro Area Chapter
Prepared for Success: Demystifying the Major Gift Campaign
Karin Cox

Richmond, Va.
July 24-25, 2019

2019 VFRI Conference
Fundraising is Everybody’s Job: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
Karin Cox

Charlotte, N.C.
August 5, 2019

AFP North Carolina Conference
Everyone Plays, Everyone Wins – Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
From Reliable to Remarkable: Growing Annual Gifts to Regular Gifts
Karin Cox
Janell Johnson

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