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VOLUME 5 ISSUE 6A―JUNE 15, 2012

LOCAL COUNCIL AUDIT REPORT
BSA local councils’ audited financial statements, along with the required documents, were due in the Finance Impact Department June 1, 2012. As of June 8, the Finance Impact Department has received audited financial statements from 175 councils, 59 percent. Read more.

403(b) PLAN RETURNS DUE JULY 31, 2012
Be sure to electronically file your council’s Form 5500 (100 or more participants) or 5500-SF (fewer than 100 participants) no later than July 31, 2012 for your IRS section 403(b) defined contribution retirement plan (like the Mutual of America Thrift Plan) with a December 31, 2011, year-end. Read more.

IS YOUR COUNCIL IN COMPLIANCE WITH YOUR STATE FUNDRAISING LAWS?
In fundraising, a lot of time is spent cultivating donors—building relationships with donors, making the asks, and assuring donors that good stewardship is customary. While good stewardship may be defined unilaterally by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), fundraising guidelines may not be so clear-cut. Are you aware of your state and local government fundraising laws? Read more.

RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE APPLICATION DUE JUNE 30
In order for councils to receive a 10 percent general liability premium credit to their general liability insurance, the risk management committee application needs to be submitted by June 30, 2012. Read more.

BLACKBAUD CRM SOFTWARE UPDATE
Learn the latest about the Blackbaud CRM software scheduled to roll out to local councils the later part of the year. By attending the weekly roundtable, you receive access to the BCRM Design site, where you can learn about the software and practice navigating through it. Read more.

FINANCE IMPACT DEPARTMENT WEBINARS
Whether you are interested in selecting the steering committee, strengthening the relationships with your donors, recording and collecting funds from donors, or learning about fundraising tools used to record donated funds, there is a webinar for your interest. See the list of webinars offered through the Finance Impact Department. Read more.


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