Category: 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
Preventing Fraud in Your Church

Preventing Fraud in Your Church Creating an environment of trust is one of several crucial aspects of developing a culture where generosity can flourish.  The people who give to your ministry must believe that their intentions will be honored and that their gifts will not be wasted or mismanaged.  One important step to achieve this […]

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Posted on June 1, 2017
Filed under: Organization, Tool Box