The Guide to Charitable Giving for Churches and Ministries
A Practical Resource on How to Handle Gifts with Integrity
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
While it’s a simple truth that churches and ministries must rely on charitable gifts to fuel their organizations’ missions, the proper handling of these contributions for legal, tax, and accounting purposes is often not so simple.
News reports of nonprofit organizations that fail to exhibit integrity in the charitable giving process are all too common, and the credibility of all organizations suffers as a result.
This guide is a practical, comprehensive resource designed to help church and ministry leaders not just avoid the common pitfalls of compliance with charitable gift regulations but to handle these issues with the utmost excellence and integrity. The information in this book is based on the authors’ knowledge and experience, having served literally thousands of Christ-centered organizations across the years through the ministry of ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).
Included in this guide are dozens of sample policies and illustrations and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, such as: What types of gifts can we receive? Are they tax-deductible? How can we demonstrate integrity in
our communications? What information should be provided to givers on charitable gift acknowledgements?
It is our prayer that through this resource we can serve as a valuable partner with you in accomplishing your God-given mission!