Financial Management

Best Banking Practices, Better Banking Services Make Stewardship Easier

How do fiscally responsible organizations manage their money? As a product manager at ECCU, I get to work with many of our 1,700 ministry members. This gives me a bird’s eye view of practices that help ministries keep their commitment to sound stewardship. [read more]

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Internal Controls, Banking Knowledge Can Help Prevent Fraud

Handling ministry money can be a daunting responsibility. As if budgeting, managing cash flow and investing wisely weren’t enough to think about, there’s also the need to protect your donors’ contributions. [read more]

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How Do You Build a Culture of Stewardship?

Is stewardship a discipline or a way of life? Well, the biblical answer is yes. One key to creating a culture of stewardship is to take a holistic approach. How can you craft this kind of your approach for your church? [read more]

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PART 3: Strategic Planning: More Ways to Work Smarter

Monitor regularly and understand risks are two more ways you can work smarter in the New Year. [read more]

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Are You Prepared to Manage Increased Year-end Cash Flow?

If your ministry is one of the many that sees a giving spike at year-end, this is a question you must be able to answer in the affirmative. [read more]

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Keep Your Email Fraud Guard Up

Email fraud originating in West Africa is getting more sophisticated. And it’s costing U.S. organizations a lot of money. [read more]

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