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Tools for Friends of Scouting campaigns

Thank you for serving in a leadership role with our Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign. No matter the job, you are playing an important part in ensuring the health and success of the Scouting program across all 15 counties across our council.

The following sections contain resources to help you meet your goal. See something missing? Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to let us know.

Checklist for conducting online FOS presentations

(Want a version you can print? Click here.)

Beginning of Family FOS Campaign

  • District Executive updates all donors in campaign with a unit number.
  • Completed updates are shared with Field Director and Director of Development. Finance Secretary will update unit assignments in Blackbaud.

10 Days Prior to FFOS Presentation

  • District Executive sends email merger to all previous donors with previous donation history and link to FFOS landing page.
  • District Executive sends unit list to FFOS presenter which will include previous FOS donations and contact information.

7 Days Prior to FFOS Presentation

4 Days Prior to FFOS Presentation

2 Days Prior to FFOS Presentation

1 Day Prior to FFOS Presentation

  • If a volunteer presenter needs a box with recognition items to present to the families, give the box to the FFOS presenter. Reiterate the logistics of the presentation and follow up.

Day of Presentation

  • Hold presentation

After Presentation

  • Tally total $ raised and be prepared to report in staff meeting in Steps to Success and that the New Money/Total Money is accurate.
  • Update running totals, District MCL, fill out an audit sheet, and turn in cards to Fundraising Secretary.
  • District Executive and FFOS presenter need to follow up with donors no more than 48 hours after the presentation.

Explainer or “warm up” video

  • To use this video, either use the YouTube link in an email/message or embed the video on your unit/district website.
  • If you’d like a copy of the video to use in original social media posts or to show in an environment where you don’t have internet access, click here to download the video from Dropbox.

Need additional FOS campaign tools?

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