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Q&A: Should We Start Digging into Our Reserves?

Q&A: Should We Start Digging into Our Reserves? Member access only

Churches that deplete their reserves should replenish them over time.
Should Your Church Raise Money Through Crowdfunding Sites?

Should Your Church Raise Money Through Crowdfunding Sites? Member access only

A fundraising expert offers insights on this increasingly popular online tool.
Six Debt Ratios and Measurements Your Church Should Monitor

Six Debt Ratios and Measurements Your Church Should Monitor Member access only

These calculations offer key clues about the health of the church's finances.
Online Giving: How to Start or Strengthen It
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Online Giving: How to Start or Strengthen It

Editor's picks of articles and information to help you keep offerings coming in.
Cash, Check, Cryptocurrency, and More—Why Churches Need More Giving Options, with guest Aquanetta Betts, Esq., of World Vision

Cash, Check, Cryptocurrency, and More—Why Churches Need More Giving Options, with guest Aquanetta Betts, Esq., of World Vision

Now, more than ever, it’s critical that churches position themselves to accept non-cash donations.
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Donor Denied Deduction for His Gift of a Conference Center Member access only

Make sure donors of large, noncash gifts understand substantiation rules so that they don’t miss out on deductions.
Giving Remains Strong for Most Churches Despite the Ongoing Pandemic

Giving Remains Strong for Most Churches Despite the Ongoing Pandemic

But a third of churches have experienced a decrease in donations.
What if Your Church Receives a Large Donation of Virtual Currency?

What if Your Church Receives a Large Donation of Virtual Currency?

Understanding federal tax law for gifts of virtual currency valued at greater than $5,000.
Most Churches Remain Optimistic About Their Financial Outlook in the Coming Months

Most Churches Remain Optimistic About Their Financial Outlook in the Coming Months

Still, around a third of all churches express uncertainty or pessimism as they look toward 2021.
Encouraging Generosity
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Encouraging Generosity

Articles and information on how to help your congregation become better givers.
A Snapshot of Church Giving as the Pandemic Moves into the Fall

A Snapshot of Church Giving as the Pandemic Moves into the Fall Member access only

Two studies demonstrated a mixture of both positive and negative trends.
Financial Stress Increases for Pastors and Their Families During the Pandemic

Financial Stress Increases for Pastors and Their Families During the Pandemic Member access only

National Association of Evangelicals’ Bless Your Pastor initiative offers concrete ways congregations can help.

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