Category: Administration

The Importance of a Gifts Policy

The Importance of a Gifts Policy Churches and charities have one major thing in common: they are dependent on the generosity of others (expressed through gifts to the organization) to have the financial resources they need to perform their mission. For this reason, congregations need a policy about gifts that specifies how gifts may be […]

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Posted on July 21, 2018
Filed under: Administration, Administrative Resources, Tool Box
Sample Gifts Policy

Gifts Policy and the Gifts Commission (A Proposed Model) Purpose: This Gifts Policy is established to protect and serve the long-term interests of the congregation, so that it may faithfully and properly manage and steward the assets and resources donated to further its mission.  These may be testamentary gifts; money designated for certain special projects or […]

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Posted on May 21, 2018
Filed under: Administration, Tool Box
Charity and the New Tax Law

Charity and New Tax Law A Commentary by Bruce A. Barkhauer Minister for Faith and Giving for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)   Is the tax deduction for charitable giving going to go away? To be honest we don’t know yet, and the idea of it going completely away seems unlikely based on what […]

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Posted on December 14, 2017
Filed under: Administration, Leading, Tool Box
Proper Receipting for Non-cash Gifts

The Challenge: Ministries are often faced with receipting questions when gifts do not come directly from a donor in the traditional cash/check form.  Gifts from donor-funded endowments, donor-advised funds, IRA gifts, and non-cash gifts are just a few of challenges faced by those charged with acknowledging contributions.  Listed below are some of the more common […]

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Posted on May 26, 2017
Filed under: Admin, Administration, Administrative Resources, Leading