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April 12, 2019
Distribution: All Active Volunteers
A Message from Ken Yancey

To the SCORE Volunteers:
April is National Volunteer Month. I would like to thank and honor all of the hard work and time you as SCORE volunteers have put into serving our clients and contributing to making SCORE a great place to volunteer. We have some of the most dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers here at SCORE. You are crucial to us achieving our mission. We know we couldn't exist without you and are thankful every day for your efforts.
Thank you for all that you do.

Ken Yancey
2019 National Small Business Week Virtual Conference

SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will co-sponsor a two-day virtual conference during National Small Business Week, Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8, 2019. 

The conference will be hosted entirely over the internet and allow users to connect with industry experts, mentors and fellow business owners via a virtual, interactive environment.  This event will include eight free educational webinars, one-on-one mentoring sessions, exhibitor booths, prize giveaways and networking chat rooms to provide you information to succeed as a small business owner. You will hear from business experts Visa, Constant Contact, Square, Google, Chase and the SBA.
In addition to the webinars, you can also visit exhibit booths and collect free resources from Facebook, LinkedIn, Salesforce, ADP, Lockheed Martin, UPS Store, SBA, SCORE and more.

Click Here to Register
Onboarding Webinar - Register Now

On a monthly basis SCORE Headquarters' Onboarding Team hosts a webinar to share learnings and resources as well as allow for questions about the program.  The next Onboarding program webinar will take place on April 18 at 1pm EST. Learn how to leverage the new Onboarding Guidelines and Classifications to boost your recruiting. Register here to participate.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, register anyway to have access to the recording and handouts. 

SCORE In the News

April 2019
Total media mentions for March: 1285
Total potential unique viewers for March: 836,720,749
Top 3 media mentions by potential unique viewers:
  1. "5 startup mistakes every small business person should avoid" - USA Today, 3/6/19 (36,989,744 potential unique viewers)
  2. "Second Acts To Profit From The Longevity Economy" - Forbes, 3/4/19 (29,788,885 potential unique viewers)
  3. "How To Keep Your Business Partnership From Imploding" - Forbes, 3/13/19 (29,788,885 potential unique viewers)
Highlighted local features:

@scorevolunteer Emails
Please request your @scorevolunteer.org email address now. To request your email, please contact help@score.org. Please note that your chapter may also be looking to migrate all volunteers at the same time. 

Because the SCORE email address will be the login for SCORE Engage, our new technology system, every volunteer should get their SCORE email address before September 30, 2019. 

The SCORE Website, help.score.org, has multiple articles and videos to assist you in the use of your @scorevoluneer.org email. there will be even more training on the use of this email coming in the near future. 
SCORE Awards
We have received several inquiries about the American Small Business Championship and the SCORE Awards. This year, neither event will be taking place. We are actively pursuing partners to fund ASBC, and are exploring new ways to enhance the impact and reach of the SCORE Awards. Stay tuned for more information.
Diversity and Inclusion
Is your chapter having continuing conversations about Diversity and Inclusion? You should be talking  about this at each monthly chapter meeting and sharing some resources. 

Here are 3 things you could discuss :
1. Take a look: Go to Volunteer Center, click on "Leadership Resources". Click on National Leadership Conference Jacksonville, 2018

2. 7/30/19: SCORE's Culture of Diversity and Inclusion AND Highlighting Women Event

3. 8/1/19: Proven Strategies for Attracting and Maintaining a Diverse Volunteer Base

Any volunteer can see these resources and they make good conversation starters. How is your chapter doing?

For more information and help with Diversity and Inclusion,  please contact Beth Shapiro.

SCORE Volunteer Spotlights

Check out our outstanding volunteers and chapters featured this month!