As we approach the end of the our 25th year, we are starting to think about what 2017 will bring for us.  It was a great year for SCCi in 2016.  We stepped it up a notch with events, marketing, fundraising, outreach, and overall publicity.  We also started hearing from more of our volunteers.  It was wonderful to see what the power of volunteering could do for events such as Bats, Beer, & Bluegrass and the TAG Fall Cave-In.  We anticipate more outreach to our volunteers and Preserve Managers in 2017, and hope to hear from each of you.
Below is our 2017 calendar so that you can save the date for many of your favorite SCCi events throughout 2017.
Feb 4 – Member's Appreciation Day at Fricks
Feb 25 – Board Meeting
March 11 – Preserve Managers Meetings
June 10 – Board Meeting and Annual Meeting
August 26 – Board Meeting
November 18 – Board Meeting


Keep your eyes open here and through our social media outlets for more SCCi initiatives, goals, and updates.  Without you, our supporters and volunteers, we couldn't move forward with our mission of conserving the caves of the Southeast.

SCCi's first ever online auction is up and live!  We have a lofty goal of $2500 and we KNOW we can do it! Our items are either hand-made or extremely unique and would make great gifts for the caver/art lover/nature lover on your Christmas or holiday gift list. Many thanks to everyone who contributed items; Bob Biddix, Glen Mills, Carolina Payne Shrewsbury, Mel Eady-Pumplin, Tim White, Bill Halliday, Jody Bailey, Kelly Smallwood, Jean Rush Huffines, Nathan Williams, and Eugenia Johnston.


You can bid on one of a kind items and more here:  www.32auctions.com/scci2016

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Tickets, t-shirts, and posters are officially on sale for this event! Only 200 tickets will be sold, so be sure to purchase yours soon.
Purchase your tickets, t-shirts, and posters; and donate to the Stewardship Endowment Fund by clicking here.
Thank you for visiting an SCCi Preserve and deciding to support us with your donation. It is because of people like you seeing first hand the importance of preserving these unique places that SCCi has become the largest land conservancy in the world focused on cave preservation.
At whatever level you donate, know your contribution goes far in conserving the most significant caves of the Southeast US.

 
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3rd Annual Bats Beer & Bluegrass


September 22, 2018 - Chickamauga GA





Bats, Beer & Bluegrass is a unique concert fundraising event for SCCi.  It has something for everyone - outdoor enthusiasts, craft beer lovers, and bluegrass fans!




Thank you to the sponsors that made the 2017 Bats Beer & Bluegrass Possible


 

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After going through a multi-phase planning process, the Board of Directors adopted an ambitious 5-year plan to guide SCCi to the next level. Below are the Aspirations and Results from the SOAR plan. If you have any questions or comments, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 

Aspirations


Aspirations are those things SCCi is striving to be or become. Aspirations include, talents,skills and capabilities that are needed to support current and future goals.
Fundraising

  • Be successful grant writers

  • Revenues provide for debt-free acquisitions

  • Sustainable revenues/expenditures

  • Revenues support the organization in perpetuity

  • Provide world-class donor services


Acquisitions

  • Create a defensible acquisitions list

  • Acquire all significant TAG caves


Membership

  • Provide world-class member services

  • Engage Members

  • Double membership/retain 50% sustaining members


Stewardship

  • Provide world-class stewardship

  • Plan for forever stewardship


 Organizational Development/Operations

  • Increase personnel to match organizational outcomes

  • Ensure business-like management systems

  • Build/expand expertise to match footprint

  • Stay flexible


Reputation

  • Be THE storyteller for caves of the Southeast

  • Brand SCCi

  • Be recognized on the national stage re: cave conservation


5-Year Goals


These 5-year goals are specific deliverable supported by the aspirations listed above.


  • Achieve Land Trust Alliance Accreditation

  •  Recruit Volunteer Chief Scientist

  •  Establish Stewardship Endowment Fund of $2.5 million/Strategic Acquisition Fund of $1.0 million

  •  Buy 5 Targeted Caves

  •  Increase Awareness Through Community/Media Events

  •  Build Education/Outreach Center


To achieve these goals, SCCi will need to break new ground in how we operate, fundraise and engage members. If you are interested in being part of this bold new future, click here to fill out a volunteer interest survey.