Many of the tasks performed by Councils can be undertaken by national organizations, both within and outside of the BSA, that specialize in the specific task. In many cases the Council can save money and in all cases they can save valuable staff time by outsourcing the work.
Jitasa, which means “the spirit of serving others,” is the largest national accounting and bookkeeping services provider dedicated exclusively to the nonprofit sector. In January 2011, Jitasa was selected as the BSA’s Preferred Vendor For Shared Accounting Services. For more information please visit www.jitasagroup.com/bsa .
Scouting remains strong because it represents a partnership between the National Council and local councils. By sharing the management of endowment funds through BSAAM, local councils can take advantage of low investment fees and proven fund management.
The professionals within Outdoor Programs / Properties Department provide expert guidance and support to councils to help them deliver the program of Scouting. The team utilizes needs analysis tools, problem resolution strategies, and other means, to gain the best perspective possible, and to develop the most thorough and appropriate solution. For more information, visit www.scouting.org/properties.
The National Council purchasing department has negotiated contract pricing designed to help councils reduce operating and capital costs. The program provides discounts on a vast range of products including: office supplies, camp program supplies and equipment, food, propane, camera equipment, and more.
We have partnered with the National Human Services Assembly to provide our members access to the PurchasingPoint® program. PurchasingPoint® is an exclusive discount program for nonprofits that leverages group buying power to get access to significant savings from your everyday vendors. The program is designed to help nonprofits reduce overhead costs by providing access to discounts on a vast range of products and services including, but not limited to: office supplies, shipping, copiers, postage equipment, furniture, cleaning supplies, promotional merchandise, car rental, cell phones, and more. For discounts available exclusively to Local Councils, please contact Don Day at the National Service Center.
Get fast, reliable, and secure payment processing with Vantiv®. With Mercury, you can accept the most common payment types and card brands, while enjoying reliable uptime, real time transaction viewing, same day or next day funding capability and promotional payment options.
Sellwise point of sale (POS) software is the engine that drives your retail store. From the front counter to the back office, our POS helps you save time and effort running your business. Our fast, efficient, customizable POS lets you process transactions quickly so you can spend more time with your customers. The back office module includes powerful inventory control, extensive reports, CRM and marketing tools and more. For more information, visit www.capretail.com/bsasupport.
In 2010, IOIPay was selected as the exclusive payroll provider for local councils. IOI is a national leader in payroll processing, tax filing and human-resource administration solutions helping councils maximize efficiency and reduce bottom line costs by providing the highest quality of customer service along with cutting-edge, scalable solutions to fit your business needs.
The Audit Referral Program is being coordinated by the National Council to offer local councils the opportunity to work with qualified audit firms that will provide the highest quality audit while striving to keep costs low.
Boy Scouts Camp Card program is delivered by All American Card Company with offers provided by Entertainment®, in partnership with BSA National Council Fund Development. We are working together to deliver the lowest cost traditional Camp Card program as well as saving staff time to deliver the program and maximize profits.
BSA Supply Group offers an alternative to the single supplier that currently supports most of the popcorn providers, while also offering several great benefits to our councils. Services include satisfaction guarantee, prizes shipped direct to unit leaders, prize order website, outstanding customer service and more.
Save money on unemployment costs and valuable staff time by reimbursing claims in a secure environment. Services include: claims management, member education, individual reserve account and stop loss insurance. For more information, visit www.501C.com/boyscouts
Helping councils by providing guidance and advice to help make informed decisions. Coverages include: Property, Loss of Income, Crime, Watercraft & Equipment, Auto Liability, Workers Compensation, Risk Management, Property Valuation and assistance and advice.