VOLUME 6 ISSUE 5A—MAY 1, 2013
RENOWNED SPEAKER STEVE CHANDLER PRESENTS AT SYMPOSIUM
Relationship-training expert Steve Chandler addressed BSA participants in the opening general session of the National Development and Fiscal Management Symposium in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Read more.
REVISED EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION FORM
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) revised its Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 in March 2013. All employers must have a completed Form I-9 for each employee hired in the United States. Starting May 7, 2013, all newly hired employees and employees whose credentials needing re-verification must complete the revised Form I-9. Read more.
PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL MEDIA
In a recent survey, more than 93 percent of BSA local council respondents reported that they use some form of social media to communicate with their donors, friends, and members. Moreover, as of April 30, 2013, the BSA raised approximately $1 million more compared to the same time last year through one of its online-giving portals. It is evident that social media and online giving are viable fundraising avenues. Read more.
EAGLE COURT OF HONOR RESOURCES
The Eagle Scout court of honor can make a significant impression in the life of an Eagle Scout and can serve as an encouragement to Scouts still on the trail. Therefore, it is really important to make sure your troop’s Eagle Scout courts of honor are well planned and executed. Read more.
SCOUTING ALUMNI TRAINING AT PHILMONT
Jump-start your council’s alumni association and attend the alumni relations conference, Reconnecting Scouting’s Alumni, at Philmont Training Center this summer. This conference covers techniques for reconnecting with Scouting alumni, establishing councils’ National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) committees, and engaging these volunteers to help Scouting grow locally. Read more.
BSA ASSET MANAGEMENT UPDATE
As of March 31, 2013, 46 local council affiliated partners representing $89.5 million in assets now use BSA Asset Management, LLC (BSAAM) as an investment manager. In the three months ended March 31, 2013, the fund earned 4.86 percent while the one-year return was 10.81 percent. Read more.
Learn about the Blackbaud CRM software. Participate in one of the webinars offered in May: Blackbaud CRM (BBCRM) Roundtable; What Can Blackbaud Sphere Do for You?; and Using Blackbaud Sphere for Event Registration. 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
• Kelley Marketing Group Inc.
Bell Fundraising Consultants
• Blackbaud Inc.
• Over the Edge
Woltz & Associates
• Jitasa (formerly Easy Office)