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Effective Church Financial Management Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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FREE $39.00


What to Look for in Charitable Gift Tax Reform Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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8 Highlights from The Generosity Project Survey Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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FREE $39.00


5 Ways to Take the Mystery Out of Managing Missions Contributions Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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FREE $39.00


Top Issues for Churches and Ministries Operating Internationally Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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FREE $39.00


Healthy Financial Leadership in a Growing Church Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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FREE $39.00


Annual Executive Tax Update Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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FREE $39.00


Five Best Practices and Pitfalls with Overtime Rules Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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Acknowledging & Reporting Contributions for Churches & Nonprofits Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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Nonprofit Expense Reporting is “Voodoo” and What You Can Do About It Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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FREE $29.00


5 Essentials to Excellence with Ministerial Expenses Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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FREE $29.00


5 Critical Church HR Policy Issues Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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Church Governance Survey 1.0 Results Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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10 Essentials of the Minister's Housing Exclusion Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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Best Practices for Child Protection in Churches and Ministries Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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Impact of New Overtime Regulations on Churches and Ministries Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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FREE $29.00


Is Your Annual Report Prize-Worthy?–Five Key Annual Report Elements Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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FREE $29.00


Getting It Right Every Time with Restricted Gifts Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

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Accelerating Generosity and Giving in Your Church Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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Why Cash Reserves Are Vital to Churches and Ministries Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

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Crowdfunding: What Churches and Religious Nonprofits Need to Know Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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FREE $29.00


Top Five Intellectual Property Issues Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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Five Key Church Financial Issues Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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Giving in a Digital World Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

We are unable to offer continuing education credits for Webinars-On-Demand.

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Church Financial Management Survey 1.0 Results Webinar-On-Demand

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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Would You Leave Your Car Running? (Internal Controls) Webinar-On-Demand

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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Why It Matters What Your Charitable Solicitation Says Webinar-On-Demand

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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10 Mistakes Often Made on the Form 990 Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

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1st Annual Nonprofit Financial Management Survey Results Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

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Update on Church Legal Issues Webinar-On-Demand

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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Continuing Education Credit

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Healthcare Reimbursements by Churches and Ministries Webinar-On-Demand

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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3rd Annual Nonprofit Governance Survey Results Webinar-On-Demand

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.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

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Three Ways to Improve Ministry Effectiveness Webinar-On-Demand

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

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Defining and Measuring Ministry Success Webinar-On-Demand

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

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

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10 Ways to Have a Boring Management Comment Letter from your CPA Webinar-On-Demand

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

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

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Same Sex Marriage, Sexual Conduct and Gender Identity—Legal Implications for Churches Webinar

The Same Sex Marriage, Sexual Conduct and Gender Identity—Legal Implications for Churches Webinar with Richard Hammer, 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

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

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Setting Compensation of Church and Nonprofit Leaders with Integrity Webinar-On-Demand

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

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

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ECFA's 1st Annual Church Stewardship Survey—Understanding the Implications Webinar-On-Demand

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.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Setting Clergy Compensation and Benefits Webinar-On-Demand

The Setting Clergy Compensation and Benefits Webinar with Richard Hammer, 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

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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The Economy and Its Impact on Christ-centered Organizations Webinar-On-Demand

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

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Same Sex Marriage, Sexual Conduct, and Gender Identity – Legal Implications Webinar-On-Demand

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

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

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Results from the 1st Annual Nonprofit Fundraising Survey Webinar-On-Demand

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."

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Hot Topics for Churches Webinar-On-Demand

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

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Clergy Housing Exclusion & Love Offerings Webinar-On-Demand

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

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Hot Topics for Nonprofits - Governance, Finance, and Fundraising Webinar-On-Demand

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

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Basic Financial Issues for the Small Church Treasurer Webinar-On-Demand

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.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Overview of Commission Report Presented to Senator Charles Grassley Webinar-On-Demand

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!

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

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Three Key Employment Issues Facing Churches and Nonprofits Webinar-On-Demand

The Three Key Employment Issues Facing Churches and Nonprofits Webinar with Patrick D. Purtill, Associate with Gammon & Grange, and Scott J. Ward, Managing Owner with Gammon & Grange, brings you up-to-date on the three key employment issues which are challenging for many churches and nonprofits:

  1. Religious employment rights in an increasingly irreligious culture: recent developments and strategic responses.
  2. Wisely navigating the maze of sexual orientation and gender identity employment developments: a guide for religious employers.
  3. Recent EEOC guidance on criminal background checks.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

 

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Hot Topics for Nonprofits Webinar-On-Demand

The Hot Topics for Nonprofits Webinar, featuring Dave Moja, national director of Not-for-Profit Tax Services at CapinCrouse, Ed Morgan, president and CEO of The Bowery Mission and Kids With A Promise, and David Wills, president of the National Christian Foundation covers technical IRS filing issues, leadership/governance topics, and the latest on charitable giving issues.

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

  • The government, taxmageddon and giving
  • Principles for effective board building
  • Avoiding problems and problem-solving
  • Sustaining a long term vision on the board
  • Building an exceptional board
  • Technical IRS filing issues

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Trends in Mobile and Digital Giving Webinar-On-Demand

The Trends in Mobile and Digital Giving Webinar with Mark JonesCathi Linch and Atul Tandon, all experts on mobile and digital giving, will help you explore ways your church or nonprofit can create new digital giving opportunities for the benefit of God’s Kingdom.

The use of mobile and digital giving by churches and Christ-centered nonprofits has rapidly multiplied in the last few years. With 59% of all adult Americans now accessing the Internet wirelessly and much of that online activity involving financial transactions, churches and nonprofits are finding new ways for their givers to contribute via mobile phones, in addition to traditional online giving via a computer. This includes developing mobile church apps for mobile giving, optimizing web pages to be viewable and easily accessible from any mobile phone, giving kiosks, and ACH/EFT transactions.

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

  • Digital Giving: current methods and upcoming changes
  • Economic and digital contexts
  • Mobile giving
  • Menu of digital giving options
  • Online case studies

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Telling the Good Story Webinar-On-Demand

The Telling the Good Story Webinar with Bill Frisby, CEO/founder of Strengthening Leaders L3C, Dave Rippey, senior partner of Strengthening Leaders L3C, and Dan Seidman, CEO of Got Influence?, defines the three necessary pieces of a compelling story,

  1. “Look what God did!” We are primarily trying to convey what God has been doing in lives, through faithfulness to His calling. A good story is about what happens when God meets an individual in a life changing way.
  2. Scriptural foundation. Being disciple-makers is our calling. A good story is consistent with what God said in His Word. The story is about His agenda, not ours.
  3. “So what?” The purpose for telling a story is to call God’s people to fulfill the Great Commission. A good story reflects the difference it makes when an individual gets involved in God’s work.

Make sure your story is told to those who haven’t heard it or for those who aren’t familiar with the ministry your organization carries out.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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5 Hot Topics for Church Business Administrators Webinar-On-Demand

The 5 Hot Topics for Church Business Administrators Webinar co-sponsored by ECFA and Church Executive, featuring Dan Busby, ECFA president, Michael Biedermann, director of finance at Woodmen Valley Chapel, Cindee Coffee, general counsel and public spokesperson for Southeast Christian Church, and Nick Dusenbury, director of finance at Forest Hill Church, addresses the hot topics for church business administrators.

The five hot topics to be discussed in this Webinar-On-Demand include:

  1. Social Media
  2. Worker Classification
  3. Asset Tracking
  4. Collaboration in the Budget Process
  5. Benevolence Administration

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Charitable Giving Incentives Webinar-On-Demand

The Charitable Giving Incentives Webinar featuring Dan Busby, ECFA president, and Sandra G. Swirski, attorney and founder of Urban Swirski & Associates, LLC, discussing the charitable giving incentives.

Various "tax reform" proposals and concepts are under discussion on Capitol Hill. Here are a few of the proposals/concepts at play:

  • The American Jobs Act of 2011 would limit deductibility of charitable contributions for higher income earners by capping charitable deductions at 28 percent.
  • The President's special fiscal commission suggested the charitable deduction should be replaced with a credit—the credit being as low as 12%.
  • The Congressional Budget Office report, "Options for Changing the Tax Treatment of Charitable Giving," refers to charitable gift deductions as "subsidies."
  • The "flat" and "flatter" tax rate concepts that various officials and candidates are proposing may properly be understood as code language for reducing the benefits of itemized deductions, including charitable contributions (and mortgage interest).
  • Many or all itemized deductions would be eliminated under most national sales tax proposals.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

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Effective Financial Communication for Churches and Nonprofits Webinar-On-Demand

The Effective Financial Communication for Churches and Nonprofits Webinar featuring Gregg Capin, partner in the Atlanta office of CapinCrouse, Richard Larkin, technical director for not-for-profit accounting and auditing for the Institute for Nonprofit Excellence in the Washington, D.C. office of BDO USA, LLP, covers the key elements of effective financial communications.

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

  • Current financial reporting standards for nonprofit entities
  • Ways to make your financial statements more meaningful and understandable
  • Future trends
  • Potential changes to financial reporting standards being explored by the FASB Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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3 Core Competencies for God-honoring Nonprofit Ministry Governance Webinar-On-Demand

The 3 Core Competencies for Nonprofit Ministry Governance Webinar with Dan Busby, ECFA president, Steve Macchia, founder and president of Leadership Transformations, Inc., and John Pearson, president of John Pearson Associates, Inc., addresses three core competencies for ensuring that your governance is God-honoring.

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

  • How to create clarity between board and CEO roles.
  • How to cultivate vibrant spirituality and attentive discernment among board members, the CEO and the senior team.
  • The seven key steps of board member cultivation, recruitment, orientation and engagement.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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7 Challenges to Handling Designated Gifts Webinar-On-Demand

The 7 Challenges to Handling Designated Gifts Webinar with Dan Busby, ECFA president and Sue McKinney, finance manager for Christ Community Church of Milpitas, and John Van Drunen, ECFA vice president, discusses issues commonly faced by churches including whether a church should accept all designated gifts and the responsibilities of the church if designated gifts are accepted.

Many designated gifts are welcomed by churches and can be used to fulfill the church’s mission—including gifts for a capital campaign, short-term mission trips, benevolence and much more.

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

  • How a church Supports Mission
  • Sound Missions Policies
  • Short-term Mission Team Issues
  • Long-term Mission Distinctions
  • Communications with Givers
  • Communications with Short term or Long term Missionaries
  • Accountability Over Missions Funds

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Church Law Update Webinar-On-Demand

The Church Law Update Webinar with Richard Hammar, senior editor of the Church Law & Tax Report and Church Finance Today newsletters and legal counsel to the Assemblies of God, gives an overview of church litigation.

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

  • Church litigation review
  • "Ministerial Exception" update
  • Legal and tax issues associated with  cell phones
  • Assessing sex offenders' risk of reoffending
  • Liability for acts and omissions of a subsidiary
  • Fellow employee exclusion
  • Cribs in church nurseries
  • Other notable legal developments

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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3 Core Competencies for God-honoring Church Governance Webinar-On-Demand

The 3 Core Competencies for God-honoring Church Governance Webinar with Dan Busby, ECFA president, Steve Macchia, founder and president of Leadership Transformations, Inc., and John Pearson, president of John Pearson Associates, Inc., addresses three core competencies for church governance.

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

  • How to create clarity between staff roles and board roles.
  • How to spiritually discern God’s direction together.
  • How to seek agreement on the governance model that best meets your church’s unique needs.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Cash Reserves and Liquidity Webinar-On-Demand

The Cash Reserves and Liquidity Webinar with Mark L. Jones, vice president and senior banking consultant for the Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU), Jeremy Moser, chief financial officer for Mariners Church in Newport Beach, California, and Jon Roberts, Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colorado, covers cash reserves and liquidity.

One of many lessons churches have learned from the recession is the importance of liquidity—having cash reserves available when you need them. Without adequate liquidity, the pursuit of your church’s mission may be in jeopardy.

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

  • Find out what constitutes liquidity and why it’s so important for every church.
  • Learn about a process ECCU developed which your church can go through to set a liquidity target and determine “How much is enough”?
  • Hear from two churches that have gone through the process of building adequate liquidity. Learn the struggles they experienced and the benefits which occurred as they set and achieved liquidity goals.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
FREE $29.00


7 Key Issues to Properly Handle Missions Finances Webinar-On-Demand

The 7 Key Issues to Properly Handle Missions Finances Webinar co-branded by ECFA and Church Executive, featuring Dan Busby, ECFA president, Samantha Cave, McLean Bible Church global impact administrator, Pat Willow-Kulesza, Willow Creek Community Church director of international serving and John Van Drunen, ECFA vice president, discusses how to clearly communicate missions needs to givers, understanding how to measure and fulfill the expectations of givers supporting missions, handling the administrative responsibilities related to missions finances and much more.

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

  • How a church supports missions
  • Sound missions policies
  • Short-term mission team issues
  • Long-term mission distinctions
  • Communications with givers
  • Communications with short-term or long-term missionaries supported by the church
  • Accountability over missions funds

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
FREE $29.00


Charitable Solicitation Issues Webinar-On-Demand

The Charitable Solicitation Issues Webinar with Karl Emerson, Esq. of Montgomery, McCracken, and Dick Travis, with The Travis Group, covers the basic things every charity soliciting contributions needs to know.

Charities that seek contributions nationally must typically register in 39 states and the District of Columbia before starting to solicit. Since many states are increasing their enforcement efforts to ensure that charities and fundraisers are complying with initial and annual registration requirements, it's important that charities and fundraisers abide by these statutes—especially since noncompliance can result in the imposition of significant fines and penalties.

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

  • Ten basic things every charity soliciting contributions needs to know
  • Tips for exemptions/exclusions
  • Tips for successful registrations

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Business as Missions Legal Issues Webinar-On-Demand

This leading edge webinar will give an overview of the business as missions topic from two of the leading experts in this field, Stuart Lark, JD, partner with HRO LLP in Colorado Springs and John Haley, JD, with Arnot & Haley, PLLC. Business as missions creates start-up and emerging businesses to promote community developments so that mission work can involve business personnel in countries where missionaries may not be readily welcome.

This Webinar-On-Demand walks through the logistical aspects of this idea such as tax considerations, employment issues, liability risks, operational considerations as well as walking through many of structural considerations.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Reducing Fraud in the Church Webinar-On-Demand

The Reducing Fraud in the Church Webinar with Vonna Laue, CPA and partner with Capin Crouse, LLP and John Van Drunen, ECFA vice president and legal counsel, discusses steps you can take to keep your church from being the next headlines discussing fraud in the church.  

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

  • Proactive steps your church can take to help prevent fraud in your church
  • Creating an environment of accountability and integrity
  • Fraud statistics

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
FREE $29.00


Briefing on Senator Grassley's Staff Report and its Implications Webinar-On-Demand

In this briefing, Michael Batts, chair of the newly formed Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations, and Dan Busby, president of ECFA, will provide an overview of the issues referred to ECFA by Senator Charles Grassley and the developments to-date regarding the planned work of the Commission. The Commission addresses issues that could potentially affect every house of worship and every member of the clergy in America.

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

  • Whether churches should file the same highly-detailed annual information return that other nonprofits must file (Form 990).
  • Whether legislation is needed to curb abuses of the clergy housing allowance exclusion.
  • Whether the current prohibition against political campaign intervention by churches and other nonprofits should be repealed or modified.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
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Key Legal Issues - Ten Commandments for Churches and Nonprofits Webinar-On-Demand

The Key Legal Issues - Ten Cents for Churches and Nonprofits Webinars with Frank Sommerville, attorney with Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C., discusses the Ten Commandments for churches and nonprofits.

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

  • Personal use of religious assets such as autos and houses
  • Unrelated business income (UBI)
  • Reporting of wages and overtime laws for employees, reporting of sales tax
  • Fair market value
  • Excess benefit transactions
  • Reporting of compensation, payroll
  • Fundraising
  • Governance relating to internal controls and policies and procedures

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
FREE $29.00


Religious Liberty Alert Webinar-On-Demand

The Religious Liberty Alert Webinar with Steve McFarland, World Vision, discusses recent development regarding ministries’' religious freedom in hiring.

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

  • What organizations are at risk?
  • What rights are at stake?
  • Where are the current threats?
  • What would be the effect?
  • How can we defend our rights?
  • How can we respond to the media?

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
FREE Not Available


Passing the Baton of CEO Leadership: CEO Selection Webinar-On-Demand

Passing the Baton of CEO Leadership: CEO Selection Webinar with David McKenna, addresses how to orchestrate a successful CEO selection, transition, and development.

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

  • Be introduced to the elements of what it means to be a Christ-centered board
  • Understand the board’s overseer role in selecting their CEO under the leading of the Spirit
  • Learn how to manage the transition between CEOs within the culture of a Christ-centered organization
  • Learn the essential role of the board (over the entire tenure of the CEO) in assisting the CEO to grow personally and professionally as a maturing model of Christian leadership

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
FREE $29.00


Redefining the Ministry of Raising Kingdom Resources Webinar-On-Demand

The Redefining the Ministry of Raising Kingdom Resources Webinar with Wesley Willmer, Scott Rodin, and Gary Hoag, discusses stewardship.

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

  • What is the current state of giving and generosity within the context of our culture?
  • What Christ-centered organizations are doing wrong by using a secular fundraising model?
  • What a redefined look at major gift, direct mail, and all communication would look like to honor God and maximize gift income.

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
FREE $29.00


Impact of Health Care Reform for Nonprofits Webinar-On-Demand

The 2010 Impact of Health Care Reform for Nonprofits Webinar with Chip Watkins, attorney to Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, LLP, will give you practical information on the impact of the health care.

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

  • Changes effective in 2010-2014

Continuing Education Credit

We do not offer CPE or CEU credit for Webinars-On-Demand due to the requirements and rules of NASBA/The Church Network.

ECFA Accredited Organizations Registered Users
FREE $29.00

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