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Acquire an increased understanding of financial principles and money management for churches, and learn about the latest financial developments and issues churches face.

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How Ratios Can Strengthen This Year’s Finances

How Ratios Can Strengthen This Year’s Finances Subscriber access only

Key measurements, reported right, can uncover significant trends.
5 Unique Features of Church Compensation

5 Unique Features of Church Compensation Subscriber access only

How compensation in a church differs from a for-profit business.
Q&A: What Counts as a Tax-Deductible Donation?

Q&A: What Counts as a Tax-Deductible Donation? Subscriber access only

What is—and isn't—tax-deductible for donors who attend a church fundraising event.
Finance Topics
  • Accounting & Budgets
    Accounting, debt, spending, stewardship, proposals, reports, performance measurements
  • Compensation
    Setting salary and benefits
  • Fraud
    Embezzlement, detection, investigation, prevention
  • Giving
    Tithes, offerings, capital campaigns, fundraising, giving methods, restricted and designated gifts
  • Internal Controls
    Internal audits, external audits, internal control of assets
Does Your Church Need a Security Guard?

Does Your Church Need a Security Guard?

Keeping your church safe from gun violence.
Safe Ways to Handle Your Church’s Money

Safe Ways to Handle Your Church’s Money

Includes an assessment, tips to prevent embezzlement, benefits of audits and more.