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VOLUME 5 ISSUE 2A―FEBRUARY 1, 2012

TIPS FOR STARTING A NEW FISCAL YEAR EASILY AND ACCURATELY
After completing the year-end close processes and generating all reports, it is time to start the new fiscal year. To help ensure accurate financial statements throughout the year, it is most important to start the new fiscal year with accurate beginning account balances in the general ledger. The following are steps outlined to assist you with this process. Read More.

GUEST SPEAKERS NEEDED FOR SYMPOSIUM
Guest speakers for the 2012 National Development and Fiscal Management Symposium are needed. To be considered as a guest speaker, complete the symposium speaker form. Read More.

NATIONAL MAJOR GIFTS AND NATIONAL ENDOWMENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Make sure your council is recognized for its major gifts achievements in 2011. The 2011 National Major Gifts Award application is due Tuesday, February 28, 2012, and the National Endowment Achievement Award application is due Thursday, March 1, 2012. Read More.

BLACKBAUD CRM SOFTWARE UPDATE
Currently, four of the six design cycles of the software review process have concluded. The Revenue Operations design cycle is not complete until designation mapping is concluded and tested with the new fiscal software, PeopleSoft. Read More.

STRENGHTENING RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR DONORS
Every contact you make with a donor is an opportunity to strengthen your relationship with that donor, even when he or she has a complaint. Read More.

BSA ASSET MANAGEMENT (BSAAM) UPDATE
Currently, there are 26 local council affiliated partners representing $50 million in assets using BSA Asset Management. The fund has posted its fourth quarter and annual earnings. Read More.

FINANCE IMPACT DEPARTMENT WEBINARS
Sign up for one of the many webinars offered through the Finance Impact Department. Read More.


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