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Updated International Policies and Procedures Manual Now Available

Posted On Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Updated International Policies and Procedures Manual Now Available

The Updated International Policies and Procedures Manual is now available!

All items in the Table of Contents are hyperlinked to the pages.

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Scholarships and Grants Deadlines

Posted On Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Scholarships and Grants Deadlines

The Classroom Grant, Innovation Grant and the Excellence in Education Award Nominations are each due November 1. Apply Online Today!

Classroom Grant
Apply Online! The members-only Classroom Grant is designed to assist creative, innovative educators with the cost of materials and services that enhance classroom lessons.  The Classroom Grant will be awarded annually to a maximum of five recipients from each of the seven Alpha Delta Kappa regions. The online application deadline is 11:59 p.m., November 1, Central Time.

Innovation Grant 
Apply Online! The Innovation Grant is designed to assist creative, innovative educators who are not members of Alpha Delta Kappa with the cost of materials and services that enhance classroom lessons. The Innovation Grant will be awarded annually to a maximum of five recipients from each of the seven Alpha Delta Kappa regions. The online application deadline is 11:59 p.m., November 1, Central Time.

Excellence in Education Award 
Nominate a Member Online! The Excellence in Education Award recognizes members of Alpha Delta Kappa for their outstanding contributions to education. To be eligible, the nominee must be an active member and be actively engaged in the education profession and be under contract in teaching, administration or a specialized field of education. The online application deadline is 11:59 p.m., November 1, Central Time. 
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Certificate of Liability Insurance

Posted On Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Certificate of Liability Insurance

When requesting a Certificate of Liability Insurance for an event, we must have the physical address and name of place where the event is being held. If that venue requires that they be shown as additional insured, our insurance company requires a signed contract stating that they must be shown as additional insured before the certificate can be issued by our Insurance company.  

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Celebrating Alpha Delta Kappa Month and Founders' Day

Posted On Monday, October 7, 2019

Celebrating Alpha Delta Kappa Month and Founders' Day 

We come together to remember our Founders and to celebrate our membership in ALPHA DELTA KAPPA. It was through the vision, dedication, and actions of Agnes Shipman Robertson, Marion Southall, Marie Neal, and Hattie Poppino that the state of Missouri in 1947 issued a charter incorporating ALPHA DELTA KAPPA, allowing it to organize chapters in every state and around the globe. We honor our Founders!

When planning activities to celebrate Alpha Delta Kappa Month and Founders' Day, check out our resources for Fraternity Education Activities, AΔK Month and Founders Day Ideas and Activities, Founders' Day Ceremonies, and much more at Alpha Delta Kappa Month and Founders' Day Central.


The new Marketplace is open! Come visit us and shop for all of your favorite items such as badges, charms, magnets, umbrella, wallets and more. Marketplace through TRANSCEND 



Visit the Violet Shop for Alpha Delta Kappa Month and Founders' Day in October. The Violet Shop is an outside logo ware company where you will find Alpha Delta Kappa items such as clothing, mugs, buttons, etc. Looking for party balloons, coffee mugs or T-shirts to share your love of Alpha Delta Kappa? The Violet Shop has these and so much more, with plenty of logos to choose from! For whimsical, fun and colorful items, visit the Violet Shop today!
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Donations That Don't Cost You Anything

Posted On Friday, September 27, 2019

Donations That Don't Cost You Anything

Did you know that YOU can help The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation while you are shopping online and searching the web? It’s true! The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation receives a percentage of your total spending and a percentage when you search the web. Checks that come to the Foundation are all because YOU shopped online with Giving Assistant and Amazon Smile, applied for an Alpha Delta Kappa credit card, or, searched using Good Search, Good Shop and the Shopfunding campaign. Every little bit helps our organization! Look at the various ways below that YOU could be helping the Foundation without spending any additional monies. Thank you for helping support The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation with donations that don’t cost YOU anything! Happy shopping and searching! Get more details...

             
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Beware! Banking Fraud is on the Rise!

Posted On Monday, September 9, 2019

Beware! Banking Fraud is on the Rise!

It has come to our attention that two of our regions and one of our S/P/Ns have recently been victims of fraud attempts.  There are myriad ways fraudsters can get information online.  (Per federal regulations, nonprofit information filed with the Internal Revenue Service is a matter of public record.)  How can you protect yourself and Alpha Delta Kappa?   

 


 Alpha Delta Kappa International and the Foundation have trusted and used United Missouri Bank (UMB) for decades.  Check, ACH, and wire fraud continue to rise, and being alert to these fraudsters’ methods is important.

We asked Senior Advisor Anne Bowman for advice: 

In terms of best practices, I would emphasize a few things.  Your groups should not initiate any form of payment without verbally confirming the request is valid with an authorized person.  A quick phone call (making sure you have their correct phone number, and not just a number on the correspondence) can go a long way to avoiding malicious attempts on an account.

Always require dual control on any wire payment.  You should have an internal dual control policy, as well as dual control set up with the bank.  The safest strategy would be a policy of no wires. 

I would also suggest any changes relating to payments be verified.  Even if a vendor sends you a request to change a payment address, you should call the vendor to verify.

Another good practice is to review the email address on any request for payment.  It may look similar, but on closer inspection, you can see it does not match the actual address.

Finally, just be alert and be suspicious of everything.  If someone is pushing you to make a payment, don’t be rushed.  Take the time to verify anything that might not seem quite right. 

Certainly, fraud should be reported to the bank which initiated the payment.  You may also want to contact the police department and local FBI office. 

As it relates to retrieving the funds, you should be working with the sending bank.  Most times, with outgoing wires, when the money leaves the bank, you won’t see it again.  It’s often sent to another bank, and then immediately wired out of that bank to an overseas bank. 

Everyone should be reviewing their account daily online and be alert to any suspicious activity.

United Missouri Bank Security Resources:
https://www.umb.com/personal/aboutumb/resources/information-security?richstateremoved

NACHA (National Automated Clearing House Association) website—The governing body for the ACH system.
https://www.nacha.org/system/files/resources/701-18-1-Protecting-Against-Fraud-How-to-Spot-and-Prevent-Fraud-Schemes_0.pdf

**IRS Phishing scheme**
Furthermore, we have learned that there are 990-N e-Postcard phishing schemes out there, where chapters are getting emails disguised as if they are coming from Headquarters with a link to file the 990-N e-Postcard.  The link is to a false IRS site, and when they try to file it tells them they either owe money to the IRS or have to pay money to file.  It is a scheme to get credit card numbers.  We are income tax exempt and none of our chapters owe income taxes unless there are very special circumstances.  YOU SHOULD NEVER BE CHARGED TO FILE THE 990-N E-POSTCARD.  IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS (headquarters@alphadeltakappa.org or 800-247-2311).

The IRS has seen an approximate 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents.  The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information.

The IRS also does not email 990-N e-Postcard confirmations any longer.


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