2015 Budget-Building Bulletin

 

2015 BUDGET-BUILDING BULLETIN—SEPTEMBER 2014

The purpose of the 2015 Budget-Building Bulletin is to provide BSA local councils with the resources to help develop their 2015 fiscal year budget. Several departments within the National Council contributed to this bulletin. For budgeted items outside the BSA scope of expertise, we consulted The Kiplinger Letter.

For a complete guide to the budget-building process, consult Planned Budgeting (No. 80-236) at www.scouting.org/financeimpact. Click on the “Council Fiscal Management” tab and then on “Budget Building Materials” on the left.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

2015 Salary Budget Increase Guidelines—The 2015 salary budget increase guidelines are 3 percent based on projected labor market trends for performance increases. This guidance is for use when planning 2015 budgets. Show more...

INSURANCE

Plan to pay an additional 3 percent for property and casualty insurance. Show more...

TRAVEL

Airfares will rise about 3 percent—but non-stops and convenient connections will charge top dollar. Show more...

OFFICE EXPENSES

Figure on office rents going up about 2 to 3 percent ... a bit higher for Class A space. Show more...

ENERGY COSTS

Gasoline prices are projected to drop a bit for a national average of about $3.40 per gallon for regular unleaded. Diesel, drop about 5 cents from this year’s average of $3.85. Heating oil will be in the same range as diesel. Show more...

BLACKBAUD ECRM SOFTWARE CONVERSION

Conversion of our current ScoutNET fundraising software to Blackbaud ECRM continues to progress and is now scheduled to continue into 2015 for full conversion and implementation. Show more...

NATIONAL FEES

The national information system fee will remain the same in 2015, but will be adjusted slightly for those councils that have recently gone through a merger or consolidation. Show more...

TRAINING FEES

All courses include travel unless otherwise noted. Show more...

SUGGESTED 2015 BUDGET-BUILDING TIMELINE

Below are suggested steps to take to ensure that your 2015 budget is developed in the appropriate timeframe. Show more...

 

 

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