VOLUME 5 ISSUE 10B—OCTOBER 15, 2012
BSA DISCOVER® PREPAID AND CREDIT CARDSDevelopment and Corporate Alliances announces the new Boy Scouts of America Discover® Prepaid Card, now available, and the Boy Scouts of America Discover® Credit Card, which will be available November 15, 2012. Read more.
DEADLINE FOR IRS 2011 FORM 990: NOVEMBER 15
The final date to file 2011 Form 990 and 990-EZ is November 15, 2012. Councils, make sure you meet this deadline. Read more.
IMPORTANT BUDGET ENTRY NOTE FOR 2013
As councils move to the new fiscal software in 2013, it is important that budget entries for 2013 be made a little differently from the current practice. Read more.
ACCOUNTING FOR 2013 NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE
A cost center should be established for the national jamboree. This will enable the council to track all revenue and expenses in their normal accounts. Read more.
BSA CASE STATEMENT
One of the fundamental principles of fundraising is developing a compelling case for support—one that embodies the vision, passions, and rationale for your existence in your community. Is your case statement telling the right story? Read more.
IRS CLASSIFICATION OF WORKERS/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
If your council uses independent contractors in lieu of employees, be sure to read the article “Should your clients' independent contractors really be employees?” by Jim Buttonow, CPA/CITP from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Read more.
GARY BEUS ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
After nearly 40 years of professional service to the Boy Scouts of America, Gary Beus announces his retirement effective January 1, 2013. Read more.
The department of Development and Corporate Alliances is offering eight scholarships for membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to BSA local councils’ development professionals. Read more.
Thanks to Don Sachs, development director for the Minsi Trails Council based in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, for sharing a great template for tracking donor relationships. Read more.
BSA ASSET MANAGEMENT UPDATE
As of September 1, 2012, there were 36 BSA local councils using BSA Asset Management, LLC (BSAAM) as an investment manager. This represents $72.5 million in assets. Read more.
DEVELOPMENT AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT WEBINARS
Whether you prefer a prerecorded webinar where you can listen at your leisure or a live webinar, there is a webinar for you. Check out one of the development or fiscal management webinars. Read more.
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Capstone Advancement Partners
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Bell Fundraising Consultants
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