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Business Administrator

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Business Administrator
Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on staff or volunteer positions within a church.

This Week's LessonWeek of May 24

Refunds of Charitable Contributions

Introduction

This lesson focuses on the issue of refunding charitable contributions. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of this topic. Start by completing the following interactive quiz to test your knowledge.

A church member donates $2,000 to her church during the first six months of the year. She then becomes upset with the pastor and begins attending another church. She contacts the business administrator of her former church and demands a refund of all the contributions she made earlier in the year. How should the administrator respond?

Weekly Quiz

Instructions Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.

Executive Summary

Church administrators are sometimes asked by donors for a refund of their contributions. Such requests can arise for a variety of reasons. How should church business ...

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