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Free eBook: Recording and Increasing Church Donations


This free e-book was designed by Icon Systems to help staff and volunteers understand the importance of recording contributions of various different types (eg. non-cash vs. cash).

Understanding the various methods of giving can help a church generate income when financial times are tough and provide donors the right documentation for their tax returns. Additionally, it helps the church and donors so neither face implications for accepting the donations incorrectly.

Pages from Icon Systems Guide to Recording-and-Increasing-Church-DonationsOnce you have read this e-book, you will better understand:

  • how to increase and build trusting relationships with your donors.
  • what giving options (eg. online, mobile, etc.) churches may choose to make available to their donors.
  • general requirements of contribution reporting for donors and the church.
  • how non-cash donations are properly input into a contribution system.
  • how vehicles can qualify as tax-deductable donations to the church and how to record them properly.
  • recording charitable contributions from IRAs and stocks.
  • what features churches should look for to find the right software solutions for them.

(ebook is available in PDF, ePub, and Kindle)

Thanks to the folks over at Icon Systems, makers of IconCMO web-based church management software, for making this free ebook available!

Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunterhttps://laurenhunter.net
Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. In 2007, she founded ChurchTechToday, a website for pastors and church leaders to harness technology to improve ministry. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. She can be found online at https://laurenhunter.net.


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