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VOLUME 5 ISSUE 3A―MARCH 1, 2012

2012 TAX UPDATE
Provided is the latest information regarding 2012 tax updates for standard mileage rates for business use of personal vehicles, FICA wage limit, Social Security tax cut, VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, 403(b) Thrift Plan limits for 2012, and 1099 requirements. Read more.

COMING SOON! 2011 IRS FORM 990 AND 990-EZ GUIDE
Be on the lookout for the Local Council Guide to the 2011 IRS Form 990 and 990–EZ, coming in March 2012. The new guide brings together special instructions, an illustrative checklist, and actual Forms 990 and 990–EZ into one handy reference manual to serve as a resource for practitioners and local councils’ staff. Read more.

MOVIE MONDAY FOR FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS
Penelope Burk, renowned fundraising researcher and author of Donor Centered Fundraising, is featured in this episode of Movie Monday for Fundraising Professionals.“Penelope shares with you what will keep donors giving to your [local council].” Read more.

DON’T LEAVE MONEY ON THE TABLE―ICE GRANTS AVAILABLE
Make sure your council is not giving up money that could help identify, cultivate and engage (ICE) donors who may help support your local council in delivering great programs to the youth in your area. The ICE Matching Grant deadline has been extended to March 31, 2012. Read more.

9 WAYS BOARD MEMBERS CAN RAISE MONEY WITHOUT FUNDRAISING
Many board members complain that they cannot raise money because they hate to ask. But there are many things a board member can do to bring money in the door. Here are nine to get you thinking. Read more.

BSA ASSET MANAGEMENT UPDATE
Compare your council’s investment returns to the BSA Asset Management (BSAAM) funds. Currently, there are 26 local council-affiliated partners, representing $52.1 million in assets, using BSA Asset Management, LLC, as an investment manager. Read more.

REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM
Registration for the 2012 National Development and Fiscal Management Symposium is now open.  Those looking for certification in Fiscal Management are encouraged to register for the separate track related to this topic. Local councils' volunteers and staff have two opportunities to attend the symposium: June 3–5, 2012 in Kissimmee, Florida (after the National Annual Meeting), and June 13–15, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. Read more.

FIVE FUNDRAISING INSIGHTS BACKED BY FACTS AND FIGURES
Veteran fundraisers are always looking for those small but crucial factors that exert a disproportionate influence (both positive and negative) on donors’ giving patterns. Read the entire reprinted article from the February 2012 issue of Successful Fundraising.

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IOI PAY SAVES COUNCILS DOLLARS!
All councils currently use IOI Pay, a Web-based service that processes human resources-related changes such as new hires, promotions, terminations, etc.  More than 90 percent of BSA local councils have converted to IOI Pay for their payroll processing. If your council has not converted to IOI Pay, learn how converting to IOI Pay may save your council money. Read more.

FINANCE IMPACT WEBINARS
Whether it is learning about the new GL or fundraising software, or building stronger relationships with your donors, the Finance Impact Department is offering a variety of webinars for local councils’ fiscal management and fundraising staff and volunteers. Sign up for one or more webinars. Read more.


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