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Are We Practicing Safe Fundraising?

Are We Practicing Safe Fundraising?

A 12-question checklist to ensure a fun and safe event.
Loan Modifications in a Crisis

Loan Modifications in a Crisis

Steps your church can take to restructure debt when full payment, or any payment, becomes difficult.
With Interest Rates Up, Should Churches Borrow to Build?

With Interest Rates Up, Should Churches Borrow to Build?

Some considerations regarding debt to fund expansion or new construction.
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Donors Can Sue for Improper Use of Restricted Funds Member access only

Contributions were not used as per their wishes, say donors.
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Church Not Obligated to Return Undesignated Contributions Member access only

There generally is no legal basis for honoring such requests since charitable contributions constitute “gifts,” and gifts represent an irrevocable transfer of all of a donor’s right, title, and interest in donated funds or property.
Q&A: How Should My Church Handle a Donation of a US Savings Bond?

Q&A: How Should My Church Handle a Donation of a US Savings Bond? Member access only

The church may not issue a charitable contribution receipt.
How Much Are Donors Willing to Give Online?

How Much Are Donors Willing to Give Online? Member access only

As the amount goes up, donors feel more comfortable writing a check.
Tax Rules for Gifts of Personal Property

Tax Rules for Gifts of Personal Property Member access only

Churches and their donors need to understand how to substantiate gifts— from cars to clothing.
Gifts of Property: Help Donors Get It Right

Gifts of Property: Help Donors Get It Right Member access only

Three examples demonstrate how to substantiate donations of land and buildings in accordance with tax law.
Are You Prepared to Accept Bitcoin Donations?

Are You Prepared to Accept Bitcoin Donations? Member access only

Virtual currency can be given to your church without donors paying taxes on gains realized.
Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church

Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church Member access only

Ways to effectively—and legally—promote this form of giving.
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.

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