VOLUME 5 ISSUE 11B—NOVEMBER 15, 2012
ONE CAR ONE DIFFERENCE PROGRAM, EASY FUNDRAISER
Friends of Scouting, product sales, event planning, and donor cultivation are all areas where every local council focuses much time and energy. Every one of these areas, as well as many more, takes a ton of planning, manpower, and ultimately execution in order to see profitable returns. One program from which many local councils are benefiting, with very little effort, is One Car One Difference. Read more.
NATIONAL MAJOR GIFTS AWARD
Imagine running a donor seminar in your council and discovering 18 months later that your council is the beneficiary of a very marketable home valued at $2 million. Would that affect your ability to serve more youth and change their lives? Read more.
FUNDS STILL AVAILABLE, AFP MEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship funds are still available for membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). These funds, provided by Development and Corporate Alliances, are set aside to encourage growth in local councils’ development professionals through membership in the AFP. Directors of development and development directors will receive one-year and two-year scholarships respectively. Read more.
AUCTION CONSIGNMENT SERVICES CAN BE BOON OR BUST
Several councils have used consignment services to generate high-end packages for their auctions. Packages could range from trips, to tickets to unique activities such as the Super Bowl or the Masters, to off-the-wall opportunities like flying a Phantom jet. Read more.
HIGH-NET-WORTH DONORS GAVE LESS BUT VOLUNTEERED MORE
A study conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and Bank of America indicates that despite the difficult economic outlook, wealthy donors still gave to charity, but gave less in 2011 than they did in 2009. However, the study shows that even though they gave less in 2011, they volunteered more in 2011 than in 2009. Read more.
DEVELOPMENT AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT WEBINARS
If you need help with year-end close procedures in fundraising, SellWise, or PeopleSoft, sign up for a webinar. Council Fund Development and Fiscal Management teams are offering webinars to assist BSA local councils’ staff with year-end close procedures. Read more.
PREFERRED COUNCIL SERVICE PROVIDERS
Best Play Solutions
• Interstate Batteries
• Pecatonica River
• Pine Valley Foods
• Ramsey Popcorn
• Trail’s End
• Virginia Diner
• Haines Direct
• Spectrum Marketing Companies
Capstone Advancement Partners
• Hartsook Companies
• Kelley Marketing Group Inc.
Bell Fundraising Consultants
• Blackbaud Inc.
• Over the Edge
Woltz & Associates
• Easy Office