Previous Edition 3-01-2013
VOLUME 6 ISSUE 3A—MARCH 1, 2013
FUNDRAISING SUPPORT MATERIALS
We hear you. While continued deliberation and input on changes to our membership standards will prove healthy and in the long-term interest of the movement, the public manner in which this debate has been inadvertently waged has been difficult for your fundraising operations at a critical time.
The bottom line is our work goes on and our fundraising must continue. The reasons our communities have supported Scouting for 103 years—our ability to help children develop self-confidence, leadership skills, and to learn and grow into productive adults in a safe environment—have not changed and will never change. We are optimistic we can say the same about their support; but we’ll have to ask them to find out. Read more.
SYMPOSIUM OFFERS AFP CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
The BSA Development and Corporate Alliances has teamed up with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to offer BSA local councils’ staff and volunteers an opportunity to earn CFRE International continuing education credits at the 2013 National Development and Fiscal Management Symposium in Chicago (April 24–26, 2013) and Dallas-Fort Worth (May 19–21, 2013). Read more.
PREPARING YOUR COUNCIL’S 2012 IRS FORM 990
The IRS recently released the Form 990 and instructions to be used to meet the May 15, 2013, filing deadline. Many local councils have engaged an auditing firm to prepare their Form 990. Please note that your executive board needs to review your council’s Form 990 before you file it with the IRS. Read more.
PRINTING CHECKS IN PEOPLESOFT
As previously communicated, printing checks in PeopleSoft requires a secure network connection (its own IP address). The printer your council uses to print checks from ScoutNET will not work with PeopleSoft checks. We originally defined the HP2035n PeopleSoft check printer as the designated printer but HP has discontinued that printer. The tested and recommended replacement is the HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401n Network Printer. Read More.
UPDATED EAGLE SCOUT DATABASE AVAILABLE TO COUNCILS
An updated database of Eagle Scouts living within the footprints of councils is available to all councils as of December 21, 2012. On that date, an email was sent to council Scout executives notifying them that the list has been updated with new data from the 2012 NESA book project and its resulting contact with thousands of Eagle Scouts. The database contains current contact information for Eagle Scouts and in many cases their occupations and employers' names. Read more.
See where you should be in your Friends of Scouting campaign. Read more.
Participate in one of the following webinars offered throught the Council Fund Development Team or choose one of the recorded webinars offered by the Finance Impact Department or Council Fund Development Team. Read more.
PREFERRED COUNCIL SERVICE PROVIDERS
Best Play Solutions
• Interstate Batteries
• Pecatonica River
• Pine Valley Foods
• Ramsey Popcorn
• Trail’s End
• Virginia Diner
• Haines Direct
• Spectrum Marketing Companies
• Kelley Marketing Group Inc.
Bell Fundraising Consultants
• Blackbaud Inc.
• Over the Edge
Woltz & Associates
• Jitasa (formerly Easy Office)