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VOLUME 5 ISSUE 4A―APRIL 1, 2012

CAMPERSHIPS AND THE CAMP BUDGET
Funds raised specifically for camperships are normally donor-restricted funds and must be recorded as such. These contributions allow recipients who could not afford to pay their own way to attend camp. Contributions for camperships must be recognized in the council’s financial statements, with details and supporting documentation retained for the auditor. Read more.

STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE SYMPOSIUM
If you have not registered for the 2012 National Development and Fiscal Management Symposium, there is still time to do it. There are still slots available for guest speakers. Read more.

RECORDING PROJECT SALES
When a council conducts a project sale, it is literally selling a plan of action and soliciting the resources needed to complete the plan. By focusing on certain items and identifying their purpose and the program results to be achieved, a prospect can be inspired to underwrite the specific project. The correct recording of project sales in the general ledger is essential. Read more.

TALES FROM THE TRAILS
Quality time listening to those who invest in Scouting is invaluable. Scouting memories and stories from days gone by are rekindled while hiking with friends at the Boy Scouts’ most majestic camp reserve. Consider taking your donors to Philmont and your relationship will go to a whole new level. Read more.

FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR BOARD MEMBERS
One of the fundamental principles of fundraising is making a case for support. Your board members should be able to reiterate your council’s case for support in a “compelling, convincing way.” Read more.

2012 FOS CAMPAIGN BENCHMARKS
What should you be working on now for the 2012 Friends of Scouting campaign? Read more.

2012 NATIONAL MAJOR GIFTS AWARD
Need an agenda for your major gifts committee? Give them the criteria for the 2012 National Major Gifts Award. The award recognizes councils that follow the processes that lead to securing major gifts support for their Scouting programs. Read more.

BSA ASSET MANAGEMENT UPDATE
BSA Asset Management, LLC (BSAAM) currently represents 26 local BSA council affiliated partners and represents $53.7 million in assets. In the last three months ending February 29, 2012, the fund earned 7.47 percent while the one-year return was 5.66 percent. Read more.

FINANCE IMPACT WEBINARS
Sign up for one of the various webinars offered through the Finance Impact Department. Read more.


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