Hey, Fletch: How Can We Fix Our New Giver Email?
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Hey, Fletch: How Can We Fix Our New Giver Email? 
Tips for making your emails to new donors effective and accessible.

In this biweekly column, longtime executive pastor and XPastor.orgfounder David Fletcher takes on readers’ questions about finances, staffing, communications, and more. Submit your questions using the subject line "Hey, Fletch" to editor@churchlawandtax.com.

8 Reminders About Supplemental Income Projects 
Take these necessary precautions.
8 Reminders About Supplemental Income Projects
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I understand what a challenge it can be to focus on ministry when finances are tight. Over the years I have received several questions on the topic of supplemental income. Some of you have asked about precautions when working on supplemental income projects. I have heard from ...

    Episcopal Church Properties • FBI Malware Warning • Statute of Limitations: News Roundup 
    This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    Episcopal Church Properties • FBI Malware Warning • Statute of Limitations: News Roundup
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    Episcopal Church in South Carolina Will Reclaim $500 Million Worth of Properties. “The Episcopal Church in South Carolina is preparing to reclaim control of more than two dozen properties worth an estimated $500 million after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear ...

      SCOTUS Denies Church Cases • Texas Shooting Lawsuit • SBC Annual Meeting: News Roundup 
      This week’s headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
      SCOTUS Denies Church Cases • Texas Shooting Lawsuit • SBC Annual Meeting: News Roundup
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      SCOTUS Will Not Review Two Church Property Cases. “[On June 11] the U.S. Supreme Court denied review in two unrelated cases involving disputes over church property after the breakaway of a congregation from its parent body. It denied certiorari in Presbytery of the Twin ...

      Estate Gifts: Don’t Get Too Involved 
      Churches should never recommend a lawyer or a financial planner.
      Estate Gifts: Don’t Get Too Involved
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      The following excerpt about wills and estate planning is adapted from “Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church” in the June 2018 issue of Church Finance Today.

      Churches can get into trouble if they get too involved in the process of procuring a gift or bequest. That’s ...

      Hey, Fletch: How Can We Have Healthy, Honest Meetings? 
      Understand what a ‘four-wall discussion’ means.
      Hey, Fletch: How Can We Have Healthy, Honest Meetings?
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      In this biweekly column, longtime executive pastor and XPastor.orgfounder David Fletcher takes on readers’ questions about finances, staffing, communications, and more. Submit your questions using the subject line "Hey, Fletch" to editor@churchlawandtax.com.

      What to Know About a New Donation Scam 
      Why churches should be careful about refund requests.
      What to Know About a New Donation Scam
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      A very kind but anxious fellow named Tom calls your finance office and informs your team that he just realized he accidentally submitted a donation to your organization in the amount of $5,000. He meant for it to be $50. He pleads for an immediate refund of the difference, since ...

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