VOLUME 6 ISSUE 8A—AUGUST 1, 2013
AFP FUNDAMENTALS OF FUNDRAISING IN NORTHEAST REGION
The Development and Corporate Alliances, in conjunction with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), will now offer the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising courses to Boy Scout staff and volunteers on an ongoing basis. The upcoming course will be held in the Northeast Region, Wednesday, October 16, through Friday, October 18, 2013, at the Tropicana Atlantic City Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read more.
WRITING EFFECTIVE CASE FOR SUPPORT
In the nonprofit sector, the case for support is paramount for a successful fundraising campaign. It is what sets you apart from all the other charities vying for the same financial resources. How can you ensure that your case for support stands out from millions of others? Read more.
ADDRESSING THE OVERHEAD MYTH
In the article "The Overhead Myth: It's Time to Move Beyond Overhead" a letter from the CEOs of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar, and Charity Navigator to American donors addresses the "common misconception that the percentage of charity's expenses that go to administrative and fundraising costs—commonly referred to as "overhead"—is, on its own, an appropriate metric to evaluate when assessing a charity's worthiness and efficiency." Read more.
SCOUTING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION "LIKE" DRIVE
In an effort to promote the Scouting Alumni Association (SAA) Facebook page, we are conducting a "Like" drive. The Facebooker who promotes the Scouting Alumni Association Facebook page and secures the most "Likes" will win a Boy Scouts of America: A Centennial History collector's edition poster (suggested value: $100). Read more.
BSA ASSET MANAGEMENT UPDATE—JUNE 2013
As of June 30, 2013, 49 local council-affiliated partners representing $91.4 million in assets now use BSA Asset Management, LLC (BSAAM) as an investment manager. In the three months ended June 30, 2013, the fund earned (0.83) percent, while the one-year return was 11.36 percent. Read more.
Provided is the listing of webinars offered through Development and Corporate Alliances. Read more.
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