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Richard R. Hammar

Richard R. Hammar

Senior Editor

Richard R. Hammar

Richard R. Hammar is an attorney, CPA, and author specializing in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and attended Harvard Divinity School. He is the author of several books, including Pastor, Church & Law, the annual Church & Clergy Tax Guide, Reducing the Risk, the biannual Compensation Handbook for Church Staff, and the Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches.

He also is the senior editor of Church Law & Tax Report, a bimonthly ...

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Dan Busby

Dan Busby

Ann Buwalda

Ann Buwalda

James F. Cobble, Jr.

James F. Cobble, Jr.

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Erika Cole

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Stuart Lark

Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller

Lisa Runquist

Lisa Runquist

Frank Sommerville

Frank Sommerville

Our Staff

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Jim Bolton

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Matt Branaugh

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Michelle Dowell

Caitlin Edwards

Caitlin Edwards

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Sandra Hoekstra-Lower

Emily Lund

Emily Lund

Chris Lutes

Chris Lutes

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Vasil Nazar

Samuel Ogles

Samuel Ogles

Rob Toal

Rob Toal

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The Enforcement or Return of Donors' Designated Gifts

The Enforcement or Return of Donors' Designated Gifts  Subscriber access only

How to handle designated gifts. Are they enforceable or refundable?
Dismissing Employees and Volunteers

Dismissing Employees and Volunteers Subscriber access only

How to handle personnel problems