VOLUME 6 ISSUE 7B—JULY 15, 2013
TWO REMAINING MAJOR GIFT SEMINARS FOR 2013
You still have two chances in 2013 to maximize your opportunities for major gifts this year—and some great gift opportunities are scheduled to go away after this year! The two remaining seminars, "Gift Planning for Your Council's Second Century," are Sept. 30–Oct. 2 at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico, and Oct. 9–11 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more.
SCOUTING ALUMNI'S 2014 PHILMONT TRAINING ANNOUNCED
The 2014 "Reconnecting Scouting’s Alumni" will be held the week of Aug. 10–16. This conference covers techniques that will enable councils to better connect with Scouting alumni, establish functioning council National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) committees, and engage volunteers to help Scouting grow locally. Read more.
CONGRATULATIONS! CRAIG SHELLEY, CERTIFIED FUNDRAISING EXECUTIVE
The Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) is the only certification available to fundraising professionals and is recognized around the world. In achieving this certification, an individual demonstrates competence in the fundraising profession. Being a CFRE also means a commitment to continual improvement. It is a lifetime commitment to fundraising as a profession, an art, and a science. Read more.
NOT HIGH ENOUGH
Copied with Permission: Jay Frost, President of FundraisingInfo.com and Partner, Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners.
Did you ever hear a Gold Medal Olympic leap described as "hardly any farther than last year"?
That seems to be the attitude of those covering the newest report on American philanthropy.
"Donations Barely Grew at All Last Year," bemoaned the Chronicle of Philanthropy. "Slow fundraising growth in 2011 comes nowhere near to erasing record historic losses-the deepest ever recorded in the report's five decades-caused by the recession." Read more.
Listed are fund development webinars through September 2013. To participate in one of the webinars, click on the registration button and then choose a webinar. Read more.
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