Acknowledging & Reporting Contributions for Churches & Nonprofits—10 Things You Must Know! Webinar

December 5, 2017

Webinar Details:

  • Date: Tuesday December 5
  • Duration: 60-Minute Webinar
  • Time: 1:00pm EST ~ 12:00pm CST ~ 11:00am MST ~ 10:00am PST

Join us for the Acknowledging & Reporting Contributions for Churches & Nonprofits—10 Things You Must Know! Webinar with Vonna Laue, executive vice president, Michael Martin, vice president and legal counsel of ECFA, and John Van Drunen, executive vice president and general counsel of ECFA.

The learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • The timing of providing acknowledgements for gifts received by a church or charity during 2017.   
  • Which gifts require a gift acknowledgment?   
  • What information is required by the IRS to be on gift acknowledgments?  
  • What is the cut-off for gifts based on gift delivery or postmarking of gifts that are mailed?   
  • What are the gift acknowledgment requirements when goods or services are provided in exchange for a gift?   
  • How should requests for refunds of charitable contributions be handled?

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Webinar Speakers

Vonna Laue

Vonna Laue

Vonna serves as an executive vice president at ECFA. Before coming to ECFA, Vonna spent 20 years, most recently as a managing partner, with a national public accounting firm specializing in service to Christian ministries in the areas of audit and consulting. There she served in organizational leadership as well as providing services to meet clients’ various needs.

Vonna earned her B.S. degree from Black Hills State University and her MBA degree in Leadership and Human Resource Management from the University of Colorado. She has served local organizations in a variety of positions, and has published articles in national church business administration publications as well as co-authored the book, Essential Guide to Church Finance. In 2010, Vonna was inducted into the Church Management Hall of Fame. Her speaking experience includes a variety of regional and national conferences.

 

Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Michael Martin is ECFA’s vice president of church relations. He enjoys helping churches and ministries maintain high standards of financial integrity through ECFA membership. Michael also uses his training as an attorney and CPA to contribute to ECFA’s many practical educational resources, including books, webinars, videos, podcasts, and more.

Beginning with the 2013 edition, Michael co-authored the Zondervan Minister’s Tax & Financial Guide and the Zondervan Church and Nonprofit Tax & Financial Guide.

 

John Van Drunen

John Van Drunen

John Van Drunen is ECFA executive vice president and general counsel with a bachelor of arts in accounting, magna cum laude, from Anderson University and a juris doctor from Regent University School of Law. His responsibilities at ECFA primarily relate to managing the compliance program and writing and speaking on technical nonprofit issues.

John has received many awards, including The Virginia Bar Association recognition for his pro bono work during his tenure as a law student. This work included working with nonprofit organizations and assisting low-income individuals by preparing their taxes through the IRS V.I.T.A. program.

 
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