Webinars-On-Demand


This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the 10 Essentials of Gift Acknowledgment & Reporting with Vonna Laue, executive vice president of ECFA, Michael Martin, vice president and legal counsel of ECFA, and John Van Drunen, executive vice president and general counsel of ECFA.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • The timing of providing acknowledgements for gifts received by a church or charity during 2018.   
  • 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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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the 8 Essentials of Retirement Planning for Ministers and Churches with Bruce Bruinsma, Founder and CEO of Envoy Financial, and Jeff Jenness, President of Servant Solutions.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Understand how churches can help staff and pastors prepare for retirement.
  • Recognize the unique opportunities ministerial status provides for retirement.
  • Consider the need for effective and ongoing planning related to retirement plans.

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Hot Legal Topics for Churches with Steven Goodspeed, Shareholder with Middlebrook | Goodspeed, PLLC, and Mark Francis Juba, senior associate with Middlebrook | Goodspeed, PLLC.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Explore Key and Emerging Church Employment, Governance, and Operations Law Updates
  • Emphasize Compliance with Essential Church Donation Laws
  • Examine Church Benevolence and “Disaster” Funds Under Federal Law
  • Highlight Recent Revenue Procedure 2018-15 on “Domestication”

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Faith and Risk Management Are Not a Contradiction: Protecting Your Organization Well with Chris Mandel, SVP, Strategic Solutions for Sedgwick and Director of the Sedgwick Institute.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Understand the two sides of risk; value preservation and value creation
  • Learn why faith and risk management strategy are not mutually exclusive
  • Leave the session with the key risk principles and selected tactics that will enable prudent risk management for your organization 

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the 10 Essentials of Church Budgeting with Vonna Laue, executive vice president of ECFA, and John Van Drunen, executive vice president and general counsel of ECFA.

The budget is a basic internal control as well as the financial guide for a church. It can be difficult to forecast what income will be received and what expenses incurred in the future. However, understanding the fundamentals of budgeting can protect a church from unpleasant financial surprises that may limit the amount of ministry that can be done. A good budget process allows leadership to focus time and effort in key areas rather than on day-to-day financial management.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Align the budgeted expenses with the church’s mission
  • Understand different budget methodologies and be prepared to create an achievable budget
  • Create accountability to encourage participation in the budget process and buy-in to the result

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Religious Liberty Update with Erik Stanley and Kristen Waggoner.

Jack Phillips is a Christian artist who uses his God-given creative ability to design custom cakes. He declined to design a custom cake for a same-sex wedding in July 2012, which brought him before the Supreme Court of the United States this past term. Kristen Waggoner, lead counsel representing Jack Phillips in the landmark Supreme Court case, will discuss the legal implications of this case along with Alliance Defending Freedom Director of Center for Christian Ministries, Erik Stanley. Other religious liberty issues impacting churches and ministries will also be discussed.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Webinar attendees will learn more about this Supreme Court case and what it means for Christians in America today.
  • Webinar attendees will learn about the practical implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling.
  • Webinar attendees will receive an overview of other religious liberty challenges facing churches & ministries.

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Playing Nice in the Sandbox – Helping Development and Accounting Work Well Together with Dan Busby, president of ECFA, and Vonna Laue, executive vice president of ECFA.

The role of each development and accounting person on staff is to help the organization fulfill its mission. Sometimes the short-term goals of these two departments can seem to contradict each other. This webinar will encourage communication and collaboration to help further the ministry’s work and the success of each person.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Identify key pieces of information that are necessary to obtain for donations
  • Understand accounting implications of various donation methods
  • Recognize challenges of maintaining donor relationships
  • Improve communication between development and accounting

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on A Federal Parking Tax on Churches and Other Nonprofits? Is This for Real? with Michael Batts, Managing Partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee and Dan Busby, President of ECFA.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Context—The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act brought many changes especially for individual and corporate taxpayers. Buried in the details of the bill was a provision to assess an income tax on churches and other nonprofits for the costs they incur to provide parking for their employees.
  • Tax impact—Learn how, unless something is done to fix the issue, churches and other nonprofits will pay a 21% income tax on providing parking to their employees, costing ECFA members, with their over 100,000 parking spaces, millions of dollars each year and the overall nonprofit community, with over 15 million parking spaces, in the range of $1 billion dollars or more a year.
  • Calculating and paying tax—Learn how the tax is calculated and what forms must be filed to comply with the new law (both federal and state).  Many churches and other nonprofits do not file these forms currently.
  • Misinformation—Learn how misinformation is being spread about the new law.
  • Solution—Learn what you can do to help fix the issue.
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on What’s on Your Radar? Nonprofit Financial Oversight for Boards, Finance Committees, and Financial Leaders with Michael Batts, Managing Partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Learn the important distinctions between financial management and financial oversight.
  • Learn the Five Key Areas of Financial Oversight for Boards and Finance Committees.
  • Learn Six Metrics for Assessing Financial Health that Work for Almost Any Organization.
  • Learn the Key Elements of Risk Management – Together with the Proper Role of the Board and Management in Addressing Each Element.
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Boardroom Best & Worst Practices—Plus 4 Bloopers! with Dan Busby, president of ECFA, and John Pearson, board governance & management consultant of John Pearson Associates, Inc.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

Lessons From the Nonprofit Boardroom is chock-full of best and worst practices—and bloopers.  During this webinar, John and Dan will discuss the “Gold Standard” question, hearing the Tap! Tap! Tap! of the Holy Spirit, sidetracking harebrained ideas, focusing on impact and sustainability, spotting a falling CEO, loose lips in the boardroom (and outside the boardroom), and so much more.  You will leave with a host of ideas to help improve your board governance.

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Creating a Safe Culture—Making Sure #MeToo Does Not Happen At Your Church or Nonprofit with Theresa Sidebotham, Attorney at Law at Telios Law PLLC, and Sally Wagenmaker, Attorney at Wagenmaker & Oberly, LLC.

Creating a Safe Culture—Making Sure #MeToo Does Not Happen At Your Church or Nonprofit

The recent rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements reveal the epidemic of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, and as further evidenced in the even more shocking #ChurchToo hashtag, churches and nonprofits are far from immune. This webinar will cover the basics of what every church and nonprofit should have by way of rules and administrative procedures to prevent harassment and assault against employees, volunteers, and participants, and to properly address situations that may arise. Ministry-related organizations must not only be vigilant and responsive to minimize legal liability, but also to prevent a culture which opens the organization or its leaders up to the accusation that inappropriate actions were allowed or even encouraged.

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the 10 Essentials of Church Accounting and Financial Reporting with Vonna Laue, executive vice president of ECFA, and Michael Martin, vice president and legal counsel of ECFA.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Conveying the importance of finances in ministry   
  • Understanding differences in accounting methods
  • Identifying necessary resources for proper accounting
  • Establishing important policies and procedures
  • Reporting financial information to different audiences
  • Selecting independent services to verify credibility of your church’s finances
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Social Media, the Church, and the Law with Maame Amponsah, Associate Counsel with Whiteford, Taylor, & Preston, and Erika Cole, Partner with Whiteford, Taylor, & Preston.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Are your worship services broadcast or provided online?  If so, there are important legal considerations you want to understand.
  • Know “best practices” for any church, ministry, or denomination using social media.
  • What are the key policies any church should have in place when using social media?
  • In a social media environment where anything can be posted by anyone at any time, how can you protect your church and its leaders?

Erika E. Cole, Esq., known as The Church Attorney®, and her colleague Maame A. Amponsah, Esq., will discuss how social media impacts churches today. Statistics from Pew Research show that 7 in 10 Americans use social media to connect, engage with news content, share information, and for entertainment. If your church (or church leadership) is using social media in any way, including streaming of its services, you must be aware of the legal considerations unique to a church environment.

This webinar will address the legal issues associated with using social media including privacy, intellectual property, defamation, breach of confidentiality, and other legal matters. Attendees will learn best practices and guidelines for properly using social media to avoid legal ramifications that may affect the church, its members, and leaders.

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on How Tax Reform May Impact Churches and Ministries with Dan Busby, Vonna Laue, Michael Martin and John Van Drunen.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

In this webinar, we will dig into the provisions of tax reform and the impact on churches and ministries.  We will also discuss related planning opportunities.

You will not want to miss this important webinar.  We already have 1,900 registered participants and have room for 100 more.  Sign up early.  The webinar is FREE and qualifies for Continuing Professional Education for CPA’s.

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Acknowledging & Reporting Contributions for Churches & Nonprofits—10 Things You Must Know with Dan Busby, Vonna Laue and John Van Drunen.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • 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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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Recent Developments from Capitol Hill and Beyond Impacting Nonprofits with Dave Moja and John Van Drunen.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Understand the implications of tax reform for ministries and churches.
  • Review changes for the IRS Form 990 and other tax filings.
  • Discuss the changing environment of charity regulations.
  • Determine steps your organization needs to take to stay above reproach in the faithful administration of your ministry.
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Practical Insights and Application to FASB’s (Financial Accounting Standards Board) New NFP Financial Reporting Standard with Andrew Prather.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Understand the key new requirements in the FASB’s new financial reporting standard.
  • Understand the effective date of the new standard and options for early implementation.
  • Understand key action steps and challenges for implementing and applying the new standard.
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on 8 Essentials of Compensating Ministers with Michael Martin and John Van Drunen.

Learn the essential steps your church should be taking in compensation planning, such as:

  • Leveraging each unique aspect of compensation
  • Maximizing the minister’s housing exclusion
  • Ensuring total compensation is fair and reasonable
  • And more!
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Preventing Church Fraud with Rollie Dimos.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  •  Understand the risk for fraud in nonprofits and churches 
  •  Discuss the impact and cost of fraud and abuse
  •  Review recent fraud and abuse cases in the news
  •  Discuss the importance of internal controls to reduce risk
  •  Identify practical steps to implement in your ministry to strengthen your controls
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Effective Church Financial Management with Michael Batts, Managing Partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Identifying the most significant areas of financial oversight that a church board or finance committee should ensure are covered;
  • Noting key elements for each of these areas;
  • Addressing strategies to ensure that the board and/or finance committee gets the information it needs in a timely and useful format;
  • Understanding the importance of oversight of overall risk management in a church setting
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on What to Look for in Charitable Gift Tax Reform with Michael Batts, Managing Partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee, and David Wills, President Emeritus of The National Christian Foundation.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, will answer questions like:

  • How did we get to where we are on reforming the charitable deduction?
  • Where are we today on tax reform that will impact the charitable deduction?
  • What is the future of reforming the charitable deduction?
  • What should you do now if the charitable deduction is important to your church or ministry?
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the 8 Highlights from The Generosity Project Survey with Susie Lipps, President at A Work in Progress Consulting, and Dirk Rinker, President and Owner of Campbell Rinker.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, will answer questions like:

  • What are the giving patterns of Millennials and other generations?
  • What is the most desirable quality that givers seek in a ministry?
  • Why do Millennials give?
  • What do givers expect from ministries?
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This special missions-focused Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the 5 Ways to Take the Mystery Out of Managing Missions Contributions with Dan Busby, Michael Martin, and John Van Drunen, coauthors of The Guide to Charitable Giving.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, will answer questions like:

  1. How does the IRS actually view contributions for missions when individuals are asked to help raise support?
  2. What tests must be met to ensure tax deductibility for givers?
  3. How should organizations sponsoring missions communicate their policies to givers and workers?
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Top Issues for Churches and Ministries Operating Internationally with Ted Batson, tax counsel with CapinCrouse and John Van Drunen, ECFA's Executive Vice President.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  1. Understand various compliance issues for organizations outside of United States;
  2. Evaluate areas where an organization may be able to improve accountability; and
  3. Identify compliances risks that can be reduced.
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Healthy Financial Leadership in a Growing Church with Dan Busby, president of ECFA, Dave Travis, Chief Encouragement and Chief Executive Officer with Leadership Network, and Chris Willard, co-author of Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  1. Financial trends and data from America’s leading and innovative churches – areas of strengths and improvement
  2. The importance of financial integrity and accountability to a church’s culture as it grows
  3. Key opportunities for churches to achieve and maintain a healthy financial culture
  4. Resources that are available to help support churches that embrace
    the importance of financial integrity
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Annual Executive Tax Update with Michael Batts, Managing Partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  1. Receive up-to-date information about key tax law changes, cases, and rulings affecting churches and religious organizations.
  2. Learn about how the new president’s tax proposals would affect churches and ministries.
  3. Learn about proposed legislation that could impact churches and ministries.
  4. Learn about the latest developments in IRS examinations of churches and ministries.
  5. Learn about recent high-profile media “flare-ups” involving nonprofit organizations – and how to reduce your organization’s risk with respect to the issues involved.
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Five Best Practices and Pitfalls with Overtime Rules with Sally Wagenmaker, Partner with Wagenmaker & Oberly, LLC.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Learn the latest developments for the overtime rules
  • Understand legal compliance requirements under both federal and state law
  • Discover related employment record-keeping and reporting “best practices”
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Acknowledging & Reporting Contributions for Churches & Nonprofits—10 Things You Must Know! with Dan Busby, president of ECFA, Michael Martin, vice president and legal counsel of ECFA, and John Van Drunen, executive vice president and general counsel of ECFA.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • The timing of providing acknowledgements for gifts received by a church or charity during 2016.   
  • 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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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Nonprofit Expense Reporting is “Voodoo” and What You Can Do About It with Michael Batts, Managing Partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee.

Popular wisdom says that nonprofits with lower overhead expense ratios are better than those with higher ratios. And that particular piece of popular wisdom is hogwash.

This Webinar-On-Demand will address:

  • Who cares about overhead expense ratios and why? 
  • Why the current expense reporting model for nonprofits is like “voodoo.”
  • What are the GAAP requirements for functional expense classification?
  • What are some practical observations about applying the GAAP rules?
  • The “overhead myth” debunked
  • What your donors really want to know about your organization’s effectiveness
  • What your management leaders really need to know about your organization’s effectiveness
  • Swimming upstream in the overhead myth river – how to push back
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the 5 Essentials to Excellence with Ministerial Expenses Webinar with Vonna Laue.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn:

  • Why it’s so important for a church to adopt and follow an accountable expense reimbursement plan (including a sample policy!)
  • How to meet the ins and outs of the IRS expense reimbursement rules—essential elements like business purpose, substantiation, and timeliness
  • What are the consequences when a church fails to adopt and follow an accountable plan (hint: poor stewardship for the church and its ministers!)
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the 5 Critical Church HR Policy Issues with Steven Goodspeed and David Middlebrook.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will get answers to the following HR policies:

  1. Hiring Policies
  2. Termination Policies
  3. Confidentiality Policies
  4. Drug and Alcohol Policies
  5. Classification/Ministerial Exception
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the insights and trends from over 500 churches responding to ECFA’s Church Governance Survey 1.0.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will get answers to your top governance questions, such as:

  1. What are the top characteristics churches look for in recruiting board members?
  2. What percentage of lead pastors and other staff serve on church boards?
  3. What is the average number of church board members, time and frequency of meetings, term limits, and more?
  4. What is the board’s level of compensation oversight?
  5. What are the most challenging board governance issues churches will be facing in the next 1-3 years?
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the 10 Essentials of the Minister's Housing Exclusion with Erika Cole, Managing Attorney for The Law Office of Erika E. Cole, LLC.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn:

  1. Who is eligible for the housing exclusion?
  2. What if I live in church-provided housing?
  3. If I rent or own my home, does the exclusion apply?
  4. What action does the church need to take?
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Best Practices for Child Protection in Churches and Ministries with Bob Flores and Scott Ward of Gammon & Grange, P.C.

Churches and other nonprofits face daunting challenges in faithfully stewarding the children and the ministries that God has entrusted to them. New technologies magnify these challenges even further. Ministering to a sexually broken culture requires churches to simultaneously combine pastoral care for sexual offenders with strong protection for the vulnerable. Past abuse allegations can surface decades after the events, making it difficult for ministries to investigate and respond correctly, prudently, and faithfully and to do justice to both those who may have been victimized and those whom the ministry exists to serve.

Drawing upon their decades of extensive experience in investigating and prosecuting child abuse and in advising ministries about preventing and responding to child abuse, in this webinar attorneys Bob Flores and Scott Ward of Gammon & Grange, P.C. will address challenges that churches and ministries are facing. Topics covered will include: (1) protecting against the child protection risks created by social media and other technologies; (2) wisely investigating and justly addressing allegations of historic abuse; (3) fully protecting children and other vulnerable persons while effectively ministering to sex offenders; and (4) obtaining insurance coverage that will be there when it is most needed.

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Impact of New Overtime Regulations on Churches and Ministries with Susan Campbell, Counsel with Bryan Cave LLP, and Sally Wagenmaker, Partner with Wagenmaker & Oberly, LLC.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn:

  • Review the changes the Department of Labor is making in new overtime regulations
  • Recognize the likely impacts of the regulation changes
  • Discover possible steps organizations can implement to mitigate the impact of the new regulations
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Is Your Annual Report Prize-Worthy?–Five Key Annual Report Elements with Dan Busby, president of ECFA, Michael Martin, vice president and legal counsel of ECFA.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  1. How to report on the prior year's activities.
  2. How to report on next year's goals.
  3. Communicating compliance with ECFA's policy for excellence in compensation setting and related-party transactions.
  4. Confirming a commitment to expending restricted gifts consistent with giver's intent.
  5. Communicating the ministry's financial oversight and transparency

Annual reports may be “PRIZE-worthy.” Counsel & Capital strongly believe churches and ministries can build bridges of confidence with donors by producing a transformative annual report. They will be awarding $50,000 for the Best Annual Report. You have plenty of time to apply—the deadline is October 1. To learn more about the specifics of this $50,000 offering, click here to visit the Counsel & Capital website: http://www.counselandcapital.org/2016-best-annual-report-prize.

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Getting It Right Every Time with Restricted Gifts with Dan Busby, president of ECFA, Michael Martin, vice president and legal counsel of ECFA, and John Van Drunen, executive vice president and general counsel of ECFA.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Identifying donor-restricted gifts, plus what to do when gifts cannot be used for intended purposes
  • Communicating restricted giving opportunities with clarity
  • Exercising discretion and control over restricted gift
  • Plus much more!

Additional Resources:

Be sure to check out the PowerPoint download and bonus eBook resource above the video recording under the Handouts & Links dropdown menu.

Charging an Overhead Assessment Against Restricted Donations

Gift Acceptance Guidelines

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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Accelerating Generosity and Giving in Your Church with Chris Willard, co-author of Contagious Generosity: Creating a Culture of Giving in Your Church.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

Learn how pastors from churches across the country, both large and small, have accelerated generosity and giving by:

  • Preaching/teaching generosity because of what they want FOR their people, not FROM them.
  • Connecting generosity with SPIRITUAL FORMATION instead of FUND DEVELOPMENT.
  • USING DATA to encourage consistent giving and report ministry results.
  • Understanding the unique spiritual needs and giving habits of people in the congregation who have been FINANCIALLY BLESSED.
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Why Cash Reserves Are Vital to Churches and Ministries with John Regan, CIO and founding partner of Permanens Capital.

All churches and ministries require capital to operate. Unfortunately, the nature of funding solely by cash contributions, tithes, and offerings makes ministries and churches particularly vulnerable to changes in cash flow. Churches and ministries should not only save some cash in reserve, but also responsibly invest to grow the resources God provides. Learn the reasons every ministry should consider holding reserves, methods to estimate the reserves needed, and the importance of sound investment governance practices.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Explain why cash reserves are necessary for churches
  • Explore the factors to be considered in estimating needed reserves
  • Understand the importance of sound investment governance practices
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on Crowdfunding: What Churches and Religious Nonprofits Need to Know Webinar with Alex Campbell, attorney with Mosher & Associates, LLC.

As crowdfunding becomes more prevalent in today's society, a number of legal issues have emerged in the areas of federal tax law, multistate charitable solicitation, and intellectual property, to name a few. Crowdfunding also gives rise to a number of practical issues, such as how to create and publicize a campaign and how to maintain an appropriate level of communication with contributors before, during, and after a campaign. Alex Campbell will discuss these issues and others during his presentation. Alex will also offer suggestions how to formulate and execute a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Crowdfunding refers to a method of raising funds in which a particular need—whether for an individual, group, nonprofit organization, or otherwise—is presented to a group of potential givers utilizing an intermediate (third-party) website.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Basics of Crowd Funding
  • Federal Tax Issues
  • Intellectual Property Concerns
  • State Law Issues
  • Practical Concerns
  • Q&A Discussion
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on the Top Five Intellectual Property Issues with John Anthony, attorney for Anthony & Middlebrook, P.C.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Copyright
  • Ownership of intellectual property
  • Areas of intellectual property
  • Trademark
  • Trade Secret
  • Patent
  • How to protect the church
  • Avoiding infringements
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This Webinar-On-Demand will focus on, Five Key Church Financial Issues with Michael Batts, Managing Partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee, and Richard Hammar, author of Pastor, Church & Law, the annual Church & Clergy Tax Guide, and the biannual Compensation Handbook for Church Staff and legal counsel to the Assemblies of God.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Effective use of church budgeting techniques
  • Obtaining and maintaining church tax exemption
  • Understanding compensation and benefits principles
  • Understanding the basics of taxes for churches
  • Managing liquidity and financial position
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This Webinar-On-Demand, Giving in a Digital World with Leighton Cusack, co-founder and CEO of Kindrid, and Brian Roberts, national director of iDonate, discusses how digital giving is used today---both cash and non-cash—plus trends in digital giving, sound internal controls to avoid digital giving fraud and much more.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Opportunities for ministries
  • Where are we going?
  • Security
  • Facilitating giving
  • Philosophy on electronic giving
  • The three key metrics of online revenue maximization
  • How to increase web traffic
  • Mobile giving
  • How to increase the average gift size
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This Webinar-On-Demand, Church Financial Management Survey 1.0 Results with Cameron Doolittle, senior program director for The Maclellan Foundation and John Pearson, president of John Pearson Associates, Inc. where you will learn the latest trends on church financial management.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  1. Church Health. The two factors that most closely correlated to church health both relate to measuring impact.
  2. Effective Finance Operation. Effective internal controls, policies, budgeting, and reporting add up to an effective finance operation.
  3. Budget Planning Process. The larger the church, the earlier the annual budgeting process begins.
  4. Giving Outside the U.S. Of the $1.7 billion total revenue received by churches in this survey, just $100 million is given for ministries outside the United States.
  5. Revenue Forecasting. “Exemplar” churches forecast their revenue differently than other churches.
  6. Increased Giving/Increased Initiatives. When giving increases in “Exemplar” churches, salaries and new initiatives increase at rates at least three times higher than in other churches.
  7. Finance Dept. Staff Size. The average church in this survey, with revenues over $5 million, had 100 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), including 4.3 FTEs in the finance department.
  8. Expected Spending Increases. Four differing church revenue situations reveal a fascinating picture of expected spending increases.
  9. Much Less Overhead Spending. “Exemplar” churches spend less of their money on themselves (staff and benefits)—and they spend much less on overhead, such as utilities, insurance and debt service.
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This Webinar-On-Demand, Would You Leave Your Car Running? (Internal Controls) with Vonna Laue, audit partner with CapinCrouse, discusses the internal controls for Churches and Nonprofits.

We shut off the car and take the keys when we park and lock our houses at night, but we sometimes leave our ministries completely unprotected because we trust people.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • General control environment – the organizational environment related to internal controls
  • Cash receipts – how to protect money coming in
  • Cash disbursements – how to make sure money only goes out that is supposed to
  • Payroll – paying the right people the right amount
  • Documentation – making sure you document risks, internal controls, and monitoring
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The Why It Matters What Your Charitable Solicitation Says Webinar with Dan Busby, President of ECFA, Michael Martin, Vice President and Legal Counsel of ECFA, and John Van Drunen, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of ECFA, discusses the importance of truthful communication, consistent and transparent solicitation, and honoring giver expectations.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Truthfully communicating stewardship opportunities for givers
  • Consistently and transparently communicating stewardship appeals
  • Differentiating opportunities for restricted and unrestricted gifts
  • Honoring giver expectation and intent in the stewardship process
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The 10 Mistakes Often Made on the Form 990 Webinar with Dave Moja, the national director of Not-for-Profit Tax Services with CapinCrouse, discusses the most common mistakes made on filling out the Form 990.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • IRS Form 990 - Top 10 Errors
  • 10 Additional Things to Know
    • Form 990 – What to Watch Out For
    • Independent Board Member, defined
    • Page 7, Part VII – Compensation
    • Form 990 Glossary
    • Reportable Compensation
    • “Officer”
    • Form 990, Schedule D, Part XIII Disclosure
    • Schedule L - Updates
    • Family member/Family relationship…
  • 2015 ACT Survey
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The 1st Annual Nonprofit Financial Management Survey Results Webinar with Cameron Doolittle, senior program director of The Maclellan Foundation, John Pearson, president of John Pearson Associates, Inc., and Caryn Ryan, Managing Member of Missionwell, discusses the latest trends on nonprofit financial management.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Financial Policies
    • Written Policies
    • Financial Policy Trends
  • Budgeting
    • Budgeting Parameters
    • Budgeting Assumptions
    • Budgeting Trends
    • Affordable Care Act
    • Budgeting for Reserves
    • Amending the Budget
  • Internal Controls
    • Internal Controls Policies
    • Dual-Signature for Checks Policies
  • Financial Performance
    • Eternity-Oriented Metrics
    • CFO MEASURABLE GOALS
    • MEASURING MISSION IMPACT
    • Areas Needing Greatest Improvement
  • Financial Reporting
    • Effectiveness Ratings
    • Financial Dashboards
    • Understanding Financial Reports
    • Operating Reserves
    • CFO Tenure
    • Age & Gender
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The Update on Church Legal Issues Webinar with Cindee Coffee, General Counsel of Southeast Christian Church, and Erika Cole, managing attorney for The Law Offices of Erika E. Cole, LLC, discusses the latest update on church legal issues.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Legal Challenges to the Clergy Housing Allowance
  • Defining a love offering
  • Ministers who offer counseling
  • Minimizing liability exposure
  • Adopting appropriate policies and procedures including sample legal releases
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The Healthcare Reimbursements by Churches and Ministries Webinar with Allison Gardner, partner, and Danny Miller, nonprofit/church benefits attorney—both are healthcare experts with the law firm of Conner & Winters, LLP, discusses the 5 roads for understanding healthcare reimbursements relating to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • ACA Background on Healthcare Reimbursements
  • Form 8928
  • What Works and Doesn’t Work in Avoiding ACA Penalties
  • Employer Pays For Individual Health Insurance Coverage
  • Employer Pays Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses—Without Group Coverage
  • Employer Makes No Healthcare-Related Payments
  • Employer Pays for Group Insurance Coverage
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The 3rd Annual Nonprofit Governance Survey Results Webinar with Cameron Doolittle, president of Jill's House, and John Pearson, president of John Pearson Associates, Inc. shares the latest on governance trends.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Top 10 Highlights from the Survey
    1. Change in Thinking: Secular vs. Christ-centered governance
    2. Strengths/Spiritual Gifts: More knowing than doing!
    3. Healthy Governance: Not there yet!
    4. 3 Aspects of Governance: “Generative” rated lowest
    5. Agreement: Board Should Give & Get: However…
    6. Operating Reserves: 1/3 have 6 months or more
    7. Unhealthy Boardroom Habits: 1/3 dip too often into tactics
    8. CEO Succession: 2/3 of boards not prepared
    9. Top 5 Areas Needing Improvement: Once again, fundraising is #1
    10. CEO Annual Measurable Goals: 60% of CEOs have them!
  • 9 Strategic Observations
    1. While board members rated their effectiveness above average—they also down-graded those ratings by the end of the survey.
    2. CEOs need more time and engagement from board members—especially outside of board meetings.
    3. Most growth occurs in organizations led by boards that excel at generative governance.
    4. There are 5 traits most associated with effective boards—including annually affirming and “owning” the strategy.
    5. Based on six traits of Christ-centered governance, nearly 1,600 board members agree that their boards are on the right track—with the highest ratings of the entire survey.
    6. POP QUIZ! The Chicken or the Egg? Which came first—the micromanaging board or the plateaued organization?
    7. True or False? CEOs should have a seat on the board.
    8. True or False? Longer-serving CEOs are positively correlated with board effectiveness.
    9. True or False? Boards that are very focused on measuring impact are highly correlated with effectiveness.

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The Three Ways to Improve Ministry Effectiveness Webinar with Rob Faulk, with Capin Crouse to discuss the nonprofit assesments.  This webinar will help your organization identify key areas that impact organizational effectiveness and efficiency and assess which areas need appropriate solutions.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Ministry Failures
  • Capacity Gap
  • Organization's Philosophies

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The Defining and Measuring Ministry Success Webinar with Gary Hoag, Scott Rodin, and Wes Willmer, the authors of The Choice will draw you into their new watershed book on leadership.  They will discuss the kingdom path where success is linked to obedience rather than outcomes.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • The Choice - Defining Success
  • Three Temptations We All Face
  • Ten Marks of a Christ-Centered Ministry
  • Common  Responses to The Choice

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The 10 Ways to Have a Boring Management Comment Letter from your CPA Webinar with Vonna Laue, audit partner with CapinCrouse, discuss important financial management tools.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • Required communications
  • Internal controls
  • Oversight and monitoring
  • Monthly closing process
  • Reimburse carefully
  • Common tax issues
  • Technology matters
  • Prepare your policies
  • Corporate matters
  • Regulate your regulation
  • Financial condition

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The Same Sex Marriage, Sexual Conduct and Gender Identity—Legal Implications for Churches Webinar with Richard Hammar, author of Pastor, Church & Law, the annual Church & Clergy Tax Guide, and the biannual Compensation Handbook for Church Staff and legal counsel to the Assemblies of God, talks about the legal implications of same sex marriage.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about:

  • The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Rulings
  • The DOMA Decision
  • Examples of the 1,136 Provisions
  • The “Prop 8” Ruling
  • Current Status of Same-Sex Marriage
  • 238-Year History
  • Examples of Court Rulings and Statutes
  • Use of Churches for Same-Sex Marriages
  • Gay Adoption
  • Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
  • Ministerial Exception
  • “Religious’ Marriages
  • Legal and Tax Consequences

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The Setting Compensation of Church and Nonprofit Leaders with Integrity Webinar with Michael Batts, Managing Partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee, and Dan Busby, president of ECFA, presents on how churches and other nonprofits can demonstrate integrity in setting compensation for their top leader—especially with respect to ECFA's new compensation standard.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn:

  • Key points in executive compensation-setting
  • Federal tax law key concept – “excess benefit transactions”
  • The “rebuttable presumption of reasonableness” under federal tax law
  • Standard 6 – compensation and related-party transactions
  • Compensation setting
  • Related-party transactions

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ECFA's 1st Annual Church Stewardship SurveyUnderstanding the Implications Webinar with Cameron Doolittle, president of Jill's House, and John Pearson, president of John Pearson Associates, Inc. provides church leaders with strategic observations and gives the top 10 highlights from this first-of-a-kind church survey.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will discover the top 10 highlights from the survey:

  1. Senior pastor and giving records.
  2. Two-thirds of churches have no written biblical generosity strategy.
  3. Churches are managing financial resources with trust and integrity.
  4. Senior pastors are strong in communicating vision and mission.
  5. The 80/20 rule is still true.
  6. Highlighted in the survey.
  7. The greatest obstacles for increasing giving to your church.
  8. Churches have embraced digital giving.
  9. Approximately 40-50% of church leaders have received no stewardship training.
  10. Church leaders who agreed or strongly agreed that these need fixing.

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The Setting Clergy Compensation and Benefits Webinar with Richard Hammar, author of Pastor, Church & Law, the annual Church & Clergy Tax Guide, and the biannual Compensation Handbook for Church Staff and legal counsel to the Assemblies of God, provides 10 key issues.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about the 10 key issues:

  1. Amount of compensation
  2. "Automatic" excess benefit transactions
  3. Salary reduction agreements
  4. Housing allowances
  5. Accountable expense reimbursements
  6. Travel expenses of a spouse
  7. Withholding
  8. Loans to clergy
  9. Director immunity
  10. Works made for hire

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The Economy and Its Impact on Christ-centered Organizations Webinar with Nathan Hutson, Manager of Client Service and Sales with Guidestone, provides information on today's economy.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn:

  • Framework to understanding the markets
  • Economic overview
  • Global economic growth
  • Financial markets review
  • GuideStone funds

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The Same Sex Marriage, Sexual Conduct, and Gender Identity: Legal Implications for Religious Organizations in Light of Recent Court Decisions Webinar with Kim Colby of Christian Legal Society, Stuart J. Lark of Bryan Cave HRO, and Steve McFarland, Chief Legal Officer for World Vision, discusses recent legal developments.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn:

  • Recent legal developments for same-sex marriage, sexual orientation/conduct, and gender identity
  • Impact on employment practices
  • Impact on ministry activities
  • Strategic planning for ministry opportunities

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The Results from the 1st Annual Nonprofit Fundraising Survey Webinar with Mark Dillon, vice president of Advancement and Alumni Relations with Wheaton College, and John Pearson, president of John Pearson Associates, Inc., highlights 10 key statistics.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn these 10 key statistics:

  1. Forecast of increased giving in 2013.
  2. "What needs fixing? Moving donors up."
  3. Satisfaction with overall fundraising program.
  4. Fundraising tops the 10 areas "needing greatest improvement."
  5. The 80/20 Rule is changing.
  6. The top 5 greatest obstacles for increasing giving.
  7. Donors are very interested in impact measurements.
  8. Almost 72% of CEOs have specific case loads-averaging about 26 donors each.
  9. Almost 72% of organizations have similarities in donor classification.
  10. Books scored the highest on "most helpful resource."

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The Hot Topics for Churches Webinar with Mark Davis, Eric Heard, and Cathi Linch covers some of the hottest topics for church leaders today.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn:

  • Benefits and Liabilities of Online Giving
  • Digital Giving
  • Scalability
  • Governance/Compensation Setting/Conflict of Interest Standards

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The Clergy Housing Exclusion & Love Offerings Webinar with Michael Batts, president and managing partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee and Michael Mosher, attorney and founder of Mosher & Associates, LLC covers the clergy housing exclusion and the complexity of reporting issues and limitations as well as understanding and reporting the love offerings for churches.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn:

  • Clergy housing exclusion
  • Congregation/clergy involvement
  • Complexity and reporting issues
  • Housing exclusion limitations
  • What is a love offering?
  • State and federal tax codes
  • Definition of a taxable "gift"
  • Tax reporting

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The Hot Topics for Nonprofits - Governance, Finance, and Fundraising Webinar with Bill Haller, managing partner of Capin Crouse, John Pearson, president of John Pearson Associates, Inc., and Atul Tandon, founder and CEO of Tandon Institute covers the hottest topics for nonprofit leaders today. From technical IRS filing issues to leadership/governance topics, and the latest on fundraising.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn:

  • Hot topics for governance
  • Organizational sustainability and performance measurement
  • Increased Scrutiny on sustainability
  • Envisioning the future
  • Giving to all charities compared to giving to ECFA members
  • Fundraising: 3 mega trends/3 key solutions

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The Basic Financial Issues for the Small Church Treasurer Webinar with Dan Busby, president of ECFA, Mark Jones, vice president and senior banking consultant at ECCU, and John Van Drunen, vice president and general counsel of ECFA, covers basic issues which are so vital for the treasurers of these small churches.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn:

  • Determining the compensation which is reportable on Forms W-2 for church employees.
  • Proper handling of the clergy housing allowance.
  • Applying the proper social security tax for clergy and other church staff.
  • Reimbursing business expenses of church staff.
  • Issuing appropriate charitable gift acknowledgments.

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The first report of the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations was presented to Senator Charles Grassley on December 4, 2012. Michael Batts, Commission chairman and president and managing partner of Batts Morrison Wales & Lee, discusses the key issues included in the report.

By listening to this Webinar-On-Demand, you will learn about these key issues:

  • Clergy housing exclusion issues  
  • Churches filing Form 990s with the IRS  
  • Love offerings  
  • Public disclosure of highly sensitive information  
  • Executive compensation and excess benefit transactions  
  • And more!

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