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WD BOYCE FAMILY SOCIETY
UNIT COORDINATOR RESOURCES

Thanks for being a part of the WD Boyce Family Society! As a Unit Coordinator, you've been asked to organize your unit's Day of Giving - or maybe some other means of providing parents, grandparents and other friends of Scouting with the opportunity to provide LOCAL support for the programs that make Scouting possible in the WD Boyce Council.

This page is here to help, with an outline of steps for setting up your Day of Giving (illustrated in a quick video), as well as communications tools you can use to share the Family Society message with potential members.

Day of Giving - Strategies for Success

Your "Day of Giving" is picked to be a single day  - or perhaps a weekend, or even a week - during which a strong, concerted effort will be made to reach all of your unit's potential Family Society members.  This is similar to the "Day of Giving" approach used by many non-profits, colleges and universities. It's a way of focusing attention and resources in a short period of time, rather than fundraising efforts stretching out over weeks, months or even all year long.

During the Day of Giving, an adult member of the unit will ask unit families and other adults associated with the unit to become sponsors. This can be done by a personal email, phone call, text message or other means. Supporting information from the Council can be used to help communicate the need and the benefits associated with the Family Society.

Key things to keep in mind:

  1. The local unit selects the day/weekend/week for the effort that works best for YOU.
  2. Work with your District Family Society Chair to determine how best to use resources for the campaign.
  3. Ask families/individuals to visit wdboyce.org and click the green Family Society button to donate. There's no need to ask how much they will give, collect donations or ask for credit card information.
  4. Communicate with your District Family Society Chair to keep informed of your success and unit totals.

Watch the "Day of Giving" video here.

Resources

WD Boyce Family Society Tool Kit (Items without links are coming soon!)

Recognition for Monthly Sponsorship Levels (Managed by Council office)

  • Any Amount - Decal and Newsletter
  • $20 a month - W. D. Boyce Family Society Patch
  • $31 a month - W. D. Boyce Family Society CSP
  • $42 a month - W. D. Boyce Family Society Summer Picnic
Questions?
Contact Amanda Potter (amanda.potter@scouting.org, 309-673-6136, x110) in the Peoria council office. 
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