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VOLUME 5 ISSUE 8B―AUGUST 15, 2012

2013 BUDGET PLANNING AND DEFERRED TRANSACTIONS
Local councils conduct numerous activities, camps, and special events that may be deferred for a period of months, or even years. The accounting rules governing the reporting of revenues and expenses for these projects have not changed. However, the new software, coming to all councils soon, does change the way we handle these transactions. Read more.

BLACKBAUD CONSTITUENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE UPDATE
The Blackbaud CRM roundtable continues to provide weekly reviews of a monthly CRM topic. The topic during July was how to create a batch for revenue entry in the CRM. The Finance Impact Department appreciates those who tune in each Wednesday at 1 p.m. Central time to learn more about the fundraising software that the BSA will be adopting in the near future. Read more.

SUFFICIENT ENDOWMENT?
Prepare your staff members and volunteers to ensure your council is endowed sufficiently and your delivery of great Scouting programs is sustainable for future generations. Join the fellowship of Scouters at the Philmont Training Center from Saturday, October 6, through Wednesday, October 10, at the Philmont Major Gifts Week. Read more.

FUNDRAISING LETTERS—3 WORDS TO AVOID
Gail Perry published the article “The 3 Most Boring Words in Fundraising Appeals” in her weekly e-newsletter on fundraising. Read more.

LOCAL COUNCIL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS
The final session of the Local Council Fundraising Campaign course is September 11–13, 2012, at the BSA national office in Irving, Texas. Here is an opportunity to hone your development skills. Read more.

FINANCE IMPACT WEBINARS
Consider participating in one of the webinars offered through the Finance Impact Department for BSA local councils’ finance staff and volunteers. Read more.


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