Inflation Hasn’t Yet Created Any Marked Shift in Donor Behavior

Inflation and a possible economic recession haven’t yet influenced giving patterns but are likely to do so soon, according to a July 2022 article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. While the pandemic led to near-record philanthropic giving, fundraisers expect the current economic environment will lead to reduced donations soon.

Fraud Case Stirs Scrutiny of IRS Charity Approval Process

The prosecution of a New York City man's fraudulent charity ring leads to questions about the IRS 1023-EZ charity application process.

High Court Victory for Praying Coach and Religious Liberty

Ruling in favor of a high school football coach committed to personal prayer, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an important victory for religious liberty and tossed the “Lemon” test that had been problematic in Establishment Clause jurisprudence for decades.

ECFA Members Welcome and Pray After Roe Reversal

ECFA members are lauding the overturn of Roe v. Wade and preparing for a reinvigorated conversation in communities around the country about the sanctity of life.

Hill Staff Float Direct Federal Payments To Charities Over Charitable Deduction

Recent reporting suggest a popular non-itemizer deduction for charitable giving could be facing headwinds in key congressional committees.

High Court Victory For Christian Parents

In a victory this week for religious liberty, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a false dichotomy of religious status versus faithful free exercise.

Federal Data Shows Inflationary Pressure Continues

New data shows prices continuing a rapid rise that is causing challenges for individuals and ministries.

Substantial Differences in Giving Patterns Between Younger and Older Evangelicals

A survey of 1,000 evangelical donors covering a wide range of ages found that evangelical donors under age 40 differ from older donors in almost every way.

Rare Mid-Year Change to the IRS Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service announced a rare mid-year increase in the optional standard mileage rates, effective for the final 6 months of 2022.

Youth for Christ of Polk County Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization

WINTER HAVEN, FL – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Youth for Christ of Polk County of Winter Haven, FL.