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XXXII SCAR Delegates Meeting
23-25 July 2012, Portland Oregon, USA

SCAR XXXII WP30: The SCAR Development Council

Working Paper 30
Agenda Item: 13.1
Posted/Revised: June 23
Person Responsible: Kennicutt

Executive Summary

Title: SCAR Development Council – Update July 2012

Authors: MC Kennicutt II, SDC Chair

Introduction/ Background: SCAR’s Strategic Plan calls for the creation of a Development Council to manage and facilitate external fund raising for SCAR.

Important Issues or Factors: The SCAR Development Council has been formed and conducted initial consideration of its Terms of Reference. SDC discussions have been conducted electronically.

Recommendations: 

Recommendation 1 -   Solicit volunteers and appoint a new Chair to the SDC.

On a go forward basis instruct the SDC to:

Recommendation 2 – Further consider the model for SDC membership as it enters its active solicitation phase and decide on an optimal model for membership. Revise SDC membership in accordance with any changes in the model.

Recommendation 3 – Identify a limited number of high priority SCAR activities and develop the types of promotional material needed for fund raising based on these activities over the next biennium. These activities should be carefully matched with organizations and/or individuals for direct solicitation that have the highest likelihood of successful outcomes

Expected Benefits/Outcomes: Supplemental funds to support SCAR’s mission.

Partners: Partnerships are to be explored as one aspect of a strategy for external fund raising. Partners will vary depending on the target and topic for fund raising

Budget Implications: Funds are requested for a face-to-face meeting in the 2013-2014 timeframe. Total request: $5000