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VOLUME 5 ISSUE 2B―FEBRUARY 15, 2012

FISCAL SOFTWARE UPDATES―PROGRESS
The new Local Council Fiscals Rollout will begin with beta councils in February of 2012 and then waves of councils, approximately 15 at a time, from April through October 2012. This rollout will replace the current general ledger and accounts payable programs in ScoutNET, while adding additional features and functionality at the same time. Read More.

BLACKBAUD SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION UPDATE
Work continues to prepare for the installation of the Blackbaud CRM software in local councils. Current tasks involve mapping the BSA data warehouse (where current ScoutNET records are kept) to the tables that populate the BB-CRM software. Read More.

AUTHOR AND RELATIONSHIPS EXPERT TO PRESENT AT SYMPOSIUM
Marshall Howard, trainer and author of Let’s Have Lunch Together and Six Relationship Secrets To Easily Raise Money, is the key note speaker at the 2012 National Development and Fiscal Management Symposium. Read More.

PRESENTERS NEEDED FOR THE SYMPOSIUM! 
The Finance Impact Department is seeking presenters for the National Development and Fiscal Management Symposium. Complete the symposium speaker form to be a part of what is promising to be one of the most rewarding and exciting training event of 2012. Read More.

BLACKBAUD CRM ROUNDTABLE
The Finance Impact Department encourages all BSA employees who will use the new BBCRM software to register for the BBCRM Roundtables which are held weekly on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/ 12 noon MT/11 a.m. PT. Read More.

BSA RETIREMENT PLAN FOR EMPLOYEES―ACTUARIAL INFORMATION
The BSA Retirement Plan for Employees―Actuarial Information is available on the Finance Impact Department website under the “Council Fiscal Management” tab and then “Fiscal Documents” on the left-hand side. Read More.

FOS CAMPAIGN BENCHMARKS
What should you be working on now for the 2012 campaign? Find out where you should be in your campaign if you kicked off your campaign in November, December, January, or plan to kickoff in February. Read More.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING: LET’S HAVE LUNCH TOGETHER
Councils that are interested in scheduling the Let’s Have Lunch Together Webinar through the Finance Impact Department for their staff conference or board orientation will receive copies of the book Let's Have Lunch Together by Marshall Howard. Read More.

LOCAL COUNCIL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS
The Finance Impact Department, along with the Mission Impact Team and the Information Delivery Group is offering a three-day workshop for local council development directors, staff, and area volunteers who have a direct fundraising responsibility, as well as Scout executives who are the primary managers of their council’s finance campaigns. Listed are the dates for 2012. Read More.

FINANCE IMPACT DEPARTMENT WEBINARS
Sign up for one of the various webinars offered through the Finance Impact Department. Want to see the listing of Finance Impact webinars? Read More.


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