As  we enter our 6th year of offering the Major Gifts Seminar,  we thank the almost 450 Scout executives, council volunteers, and BSA staff with major gift duties who have invested in major gifts education.

 6 Years and over 4500 hours of Major Gifts Education!

“The most eye-opening part of this course is how the major gifts process is mostly foreign territory to how we raise money in the Boy Scouts.  We can be very  focused on the current year. It is easy to forget that patience can be the best solution to relationship building and long-term sustainable funding.”- Council Executive  

Learn More About:

  • Creating an ASK strategy for every major council donor
  • The best gift strategies and non-cash gifts under the new Tax Act
  • Strategies for building strong board relationships
  • Engaging your volunteers in major gift cases and asks

NEW for 2018!    Managing Your Major Gifts Fundraising with Blackbaud

Come a Day Early to your seminar and learn how your council can use Blackbaud CRM to:

  • Manage Your Prospects
  • Track Opportunities
  • Research and Identify Prospects

This is a free addition to each Major Gifts Seminar and a valuable training that is not provided in the regular Blackbaud trainings. Don’t have time for a 2.5 day training?  Anyone  can also choose to attend the “Managing Your Major Gifts Fundraising with Blackbaud”  half-day seminar- with or without attending the full Major Gifts Seminar.  To register, follow the registration links for the seminar of your choice and select the Wednesday Free half-day Blackbaud training option.

2018 Major Gifts Seminar Flyer Major Gifts Seminar Agenda


2018 Seminars

June 14-15, 2018  Denver Area Council |  Denver, CO


 *Arrive  6/13 for Free Blackbaud Training from 1-5 pm

August 16-17, 2018  Daniel Boone Council | Asheville, NC

 *Arrive  8/15 for Free Blackbaud Training from 1-5 pm

 *Arrive  8/24 for Free Blackbaud Training from 1-5 pm

Seminar Fee: $150 per person.

This includes all materials, breaks, and lunch both days during the seminar.

Special rates are available for staff and volunteers from BSA Foundation Premium Service Councils.

For more information, email or call 972-580-2026