As your service unit’s Family Giving coordinator, you educate and ask Girl Scout families for contributions to support Girl Scouts. Every girl deserves the chance to be a Girl Scout, but not everyone can afford it on their own. Your efforts are key to ensuring Girl Scouting is accessible to all girls.
Your Year at a Glance
Upon Registration: Role On-boarding
Once you register as a Family Giving coordinator, we have an online service unit orientation to help you understand your role. Then, each service unit volunteer must complete the position agreement every year, which includes a full position description.
September–October: Plan a Campaign
Girl Scouts River Valleys sets a monetary Family Giving goal for each service unit (generally $2 per girl). You’ll want to create a plan to reach this goal. Keep in mind that the best times to make larger asks are in the fall when families are registering/renewing their membership and in the spring before families go on break.
You can find campaign ideas and a link to the Family Giving Coordinator Toolkit in our Family Giving Resources article.
October–September: Launch Your Campaign
Bring your plan to life—whether it includes hosting a fundraising event, an email campaign, or collaborating with your event coordinator to encourage families to add a dollar to the cost of existing events. Just be sure to keep good records and report what you raise.
Asking families for donations doesn’t have to be intimidating. Just keep it fun and focus on what families already know: Girl Scouts is awesome and every girl deserves a chance to participate!
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