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VOLUME 4 ISSUE 10―OCTOBER 15, 2011

ACCOUNTING FOR PRODUCT SALES
By now, most BSA local councils are in the midst of their product sales campaign. Properly recording product sales is important. Whether you allow units to keep commissions or produce checks to pay commissions, it is vital to record product sales correctly. In either case, the gross sales are recorded and commissions to units are disclosed on the financial statements. Read More.

IS YOUR COUNCIL’S FUNDRAISING APPEAL A GOOD STORY TELLER?
In these challenging economic times, the competition for donors’ financial assistance is quite intense. How does your council stand out from the rest of the charities competing for the same donors’ financial resources? Is your council allowing its fundraising appeal to tell the right story? Read More.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH BLACKBAUD SPHERE
Is your council looking for an online solution for event registration? Do you need a process to enable a volunteer to be an effective online fundraiser? How can you use technology to help wrap up your family campaign? Do you need a way to save cost with your online technology features? Read More.

BLACKBAUD ENTERPRISE CONSTITUENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (BBECRM) SOFTWARE UPDATE
The Boy Scouts of America continues to move toward the implementation of the new fundraising software from Blackbaud. BBECRM will join PeopleSoft and our new membership software platform with planned rollouts across the country in 2012, updating the organization with a single record per person and organization. Once implemented across 296 BSA councils, this industry-leading fundraising platform will allow fundraisers in the Boy Scouts of America to see a 360-degree view of a donor and their relationships in one location. Read More.

2012 FOS BENCHMARKS
What should you be working on NOW for the 2012 Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign? Measure your progress as you plan your 2012 campaign. Read More.

2012 NATIONAL DEVLEOPMENT AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM SATISFIES A REQUIREMENT FOR SCOUT EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATION
Attending the Fiscal Management I course will be a requirement for the Scout Executive Certification. There are only three courses scheduled for Fiscal Management I in 2012, two in conjunction with the 2012 National Development and Fiscal Management Symposium and one at Philmont. Read More.

FINANCE IMPACT DEPARTMENT UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
The Finance Impact Department is offering several fiscal and development training events for local council staff and volunteers. You may register for the following upcoming Accounting Specialist Workshop (November 1–3), Local Council Fundraising Campaigns (November 8–10), or Fiscal Management I (November 15–17). Read More.

FINANCE IMPACT DEPARTMENT WEBINARS
Provided are the webinars scheduled for October and November through the Finance Impact Department. Register for one or more of these webinars by clicking on their respective links. Read More.

IOI PAY OFFERS YEAR-END CLOSE WEBINAR FOR BSA COUNCILS
Don’t let year end stress you out. IOI Pay is offering two webinar sessions specifically addressing the complex compliance issues of year-end processing. Read More.

2012 ANNUAL BENEFITS ENROLLMENT BULLETIN
The annual enrollment period for making the 2012 benefit elections is Monday, October 31 through Friday, November 11, 2011. Read More.

PREFERRED COUNCIL SERVICE PROVIDER―HAINES DIRECT
Haines Direct is the Finance Impact Department’s preferred council service provider for October 2011. Haines Direct provides Boy Scouts of America local councils with complete direct-mail fundraising services under one roof: strategic campaign planning; targeted lists; database maintenance and management; appeal package design; copywriting; laser, digital variable data, and offset printing; mail preparation; and after-campaign reporting and analysis. Read More.


PREFERRED COUNCIL SERVICE PROVIDERS
Direct Marketing
Birkholm Direct    Haines Direct   Spectrum Marketing    Teuteberg
 
 
Asset Management
Woltz & Associates