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September 30 – October 2, 2013

Philmont Seminar Fee: $175 per person/dbl occupancy or $240 per person/single occupancy.  This includes housing in Philmont’s comfortable staff housing, meeting materials, and all meals during the seminar.  Special rates available for staff and volunteers from BSA Foundation partner councils. 

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 Philmont Seminar Agenda:



Monday, Sept. 30th

          Tuesday, Oct. 1st

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd

 7:30 – 8:30 am


Breakfast in Dining Hall

Breakfast in Dining Hall


 8:30 – 9:55 am

Arrive at Philmont and check-in at Training Center office to receive housing assignment

Beyond the Checkbook

Stocks; real estate; types of overlooked gift property.

Relationship Strategies

Building better Board relationships; structuring effective ASK strategies.


10:15 – 11:45 am


Continue to arrive at Philmont

Beneficiary Designations

Bequests; life insurance; IRAs and retirement vehicles; living trusts; revocable gifts.

Marketing and Case Studies Prospecting; professional advisors; online presence; campaigns and endowment.

12:00  –  1:30 pm


Lunch & Free Time


Lunch & Free Time

Seminar Ends

Lunch and Depart for Home or further touring


 1:30  –  2:55 pm

Major Gift, Reporting for Duty Giving in the current economy; ethical challenges; guidelines/policies; major gift mentality for councils.

Beyond the Basics

Bargain sales; gift sales; life estates; gift annuities.



 3:15 –  4:45 pm

Fat Wallet or Flat Wallet?

Tax Act overview; gifts and deductions; gift substantiation;       Top Ten gift opportunities.

High End Vehicles (and Gifts) Charitable remainder trusts; charitable lead trusts.



 5:00 pm – 


Free time/Dinner/Evening Activities


Free time/Dinner/Evening Activities 


Philmont is about a three-hour drive from either Albuquerque or Colorado Springs.  For those interested in coming early or staying late, often-overlooked highlights in the area include:

1.      Taos: about 1½ hours from Philmont.  Numerous galleries and museums; Kit Carson’s home; Taos Pueblo, the oldest continually inhabited Pueblo in the country; Taos Ski Valley, to hike to Williams Lake, and eat (or stay!) at The Bavarian, one of the most authentic German inns in the country (

2.      Chimayo: about 1¼ hours from Taos, towards Santa Fe.  Famous New Mexican chiles and cuisine at Rancho de Chimayo; Santuario de Chimayo, a National Historic Landmark and pilgrimage site, renowned for its history and healing powers.

3.      Los Alamos: about 1½ hours from Taos, towards Santa Fe.  Bandelier National Monument, for amazing ancestral ruins, cliff dwellings, and hiking; Los Alamos Museum, for a fascinating look into one of the most pivotal events of 20th Century history, the Manhattan Project.

Comments from five seminar attendees in March 2013:

“Great content.”   “Great course – it brought to my attention many concepts and practices  I did not know that I did not know.”  “Very informative and great discussions.”  “The most beneficial topic was how to help move donors from $5,000 up to $25,000 or $50,000.”      “A very informative seminar that was well prepared and organized.”