VOLUME 5 ISSUE 5B—MAY 7, 2012
CHOOSE SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS NOW!
You may now choose sessions for the National Development and Fiscal Management Symposium. For a list of course descriptions and hotel information, please go to the previous e-Letter. Remember, for those who have registered for the Fiscal Management I (FMI) track, no additional action needs to be taken. FMI is exclusive to those who register for the track. You will not be able to take individual sessions in FMI. To receive certification in FMI, you must complete all sessions in the track.
If you have not registered for the symposium, there is still time to register. The registration deadlines are May 17 for Kissimmee and May 31 for Seattle.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER—MARSHALL HOWARD
Marshall Howard, trainer and author of Let’s Have Lunch Together and 6 Relationship Secrets to Easily Raise Money, will be the principal presenter. Howard has presented to the staff at the national office, several area conferences, many individual councils, and board meetings. In addition, his materials have been used in trainings and webinars with hundreds of BSA council staff and volunteers. He will present a keynote address and two workshops at each location, June 3–5 (Kissimmee) and June 13–15 (Seattle).
DIRECT SUPPORT AWARD
Again this year, the Finance Impact Department will recognize councils who have shown growth as recorded on the June 30 Journey to Excellence Direct Support measure in total direct support (FOS (net), project sales, special events (net),
legacies and bequests, (corrected May 24) foundations and trusts, and other direct support INCLUDING APPROPRIATE RECLASS) from June 30, 2011, to June 30, 2012. This achievement recognizes the total effort of staff and volunteers in the cultivation and direct solicitation of donors in support of council programs. Additional recognition will be awarded to councils that have achieved this criteria for two, three, or four consecutive years.
Scout executives who qualify will be recognized at Top Hands with a distinctive shirt designating achievement as a Direct Support Achiever. Councils may purchase additional quantities of this recognition for other staff members or volunteers who were crucial in the achievement of this award.
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