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VOLUME 4 ISSUE 9B―SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

2012 BUDGET-BUILDING BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT
The 2012 Budget-Building Bulletin will be posted to the Finance Impact Department website (www.scouting.org/financeimpact on or before Friday, September 23, 2011.

JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE AND THE GL MONTH-END CLOSE
The financial measures of a council’s Journey to Excellence score are governed by information generated in the general ledger month-end close process. Learn about the specifics of the relationship for each of the finance criteria. Read More.

NEW PLANNED GIVING RESOURCE IS AVAILABLE TO COUNCILS
Local councils can add a new page with links to valuable and ongoing information on planned giving. Donors will be able to access these great resources through a Web page on your website, branded for your council. Read More.

DONOR-CENTERED THANK-YOU LETTERS
For nearly 10 years, the National Council has been sharing with local councils the work of Penelope Burk and her research on “donor-centered fundraising.” Recently, Burk provided a new twist on effective donor communication through the most basic medium, the “thank-you letter.” Read More.

FINANCE IMPACT DEPARTMENT DEVELOPMENT AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Sign up for one of the upcoming Local Council Fundraising Campaigns workshops, Fiscal Management I and II courses, or the Accounting Specialist Workshop. Read More.

FINANCE IMPACT DEPARTMENT WEBINARS
Sign up for one of the Finance Impact Department’s webinars―Let’s Have Lunch Together: Relationship-Building; The Steering Committee: Selecting Fundraising Volunteers; Merging Person Records; Pledge Collection Campaign; or Donor-Centered Development: What Donors Want. Read More.

PREFERRED COUNCIL SERVICE PROVIDER
Best Play Solutions is the Finance Impact Department’s preferred council service provider for September 2011. Read More.


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