VOLUME 5 ISSUE 12A—DECEMBER 1, 2012
IRS 2013 STANDARD MILEAGE RATES
The IRS announced the standard mileage rates for 2013 on November 21, 2012. The standard mileage rate for transportation or travel expenses is 56.5 cents per mile for all miles of business use (business standard mileage rate). Read more.
STEVE CHANDLER, KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT SYMPOSIUM
Steve Chandler, trainer, personal coach, and author of RelationShift and Time Warrior, will be the principal presenter at the 2013 National Development and Fiscal Management Symposium. Read more.
BSA ASSET MANAGEMENT UPDATE
As of October 31, 2012, there were 37 local council affiliated partners representing $73.7 million in assets using BSA Asset Management, LLC (BSAAM) as an investment manager. Read more.
IMPORTANCE OF A STRATEGIC PLAN
Do you want your council to grow its membership, raise more money, or further engage its board? What strategy do you have in place to ensure successful membership growth and continual fundraising success year after year or to change your program delivery method, if necessary? Read more.
2013 FOS BENCHMARKS
What should you be working on now for the 2013 Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign? Learn where you should be in your campaign if you are kicking off your campaign in December 2012 or January or February 2013. Read more.
FUNDS STILL AVAILABLE, AFP MEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship funds are still available for membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). These funds, provided by Development and Corporate Alliances, are set aside to encourage growth in local councils’ development professionals through membership in the AFP. Directors of development and development directors will receive one-year and two-year scholarships respectively. Read more.
DEVELOPMENT AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT WEBINARS
Webinars for year-end close for fundraising and fiscal management and for starting the new year correctly in PeopleSoft are available. Read more.
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