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VOLUME 6 ISSUE 1—JANUARY 15, 2013

FISCAL CLIFF CHANGES AFFECTING YOUR COUNCIL AND DONORS
Over the past several weeks, the "fiscal cliff" has dominated the news. The fiscal cliff negotiations resulted in some tax changes that impact everyone—including your donors and major gift efforts in 2013. Read more.

IMPORTANT NEW GIFT PLANNING SESSION ANNOUNCED
America has a new tax act. Are you prepared to go after new gifts that benefit both your council and your donors? Do you know what kinds of gifts now make the best kinds of gifts to support your council’s operating, capital, and endowment needs? Read more.

FUNDRAISING FUNDAMENTALS
Navigating your council’s fundraising campaigns in our challenging economy may take some creative efforts. The article "Show, Tell and Involve: Fundraising Fundamentals for a New Era of Philanthropy" in HuffPost Impact gives insight into how nonprofits can navigate their fundraising efforts during such times. Read more.

GIVING TRENDS
In the Dec. 10, 2012, article "Are We Approaching the Fundraising Cliff?" by Steve MacLaughlin in npENGAGE, the author looks at data from Blackbaud Target Analytics to explain the giving flat line trend in nonprofit organizations. Read more.

BSA ASSET MANAGEMENT UPDATE
Forty-one local council affiliated partners representing $76.6 million in assets now use BSA Asset Management, LLC (BSAAM) as an investment manager. As of Nov. 30, 2012, the fund earned 2.71 percent. Read more.

2013 FOS BENCHMARKS
What should your council be working on now to reach its 2013 Friends of Scouting goals? Read more.

DEVELOPMENT AND FISCAL WEBINARS
Consider attending one of the various fund development or fiscal management webinars. Read more.


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