Most families have traditions. Some of our fondest memories are of the special things we enjoy as families at Christmas time—apple pie, looking at lights, a candlelit Christmas Eve service. [read more]
Year-end giving, healthcare legislation…these are just a couple of the things affecting your ministry this time of year. The way I see it, the more I understand how you’re affected by these changes, the better I—and the team here at ECCU—can help you manage the financial impact. [read more]
Credit cards. Sure, they’re convenient, but they can also be more trouble than they’re worth if misused. When talking with ministries about their employee credit cards, I primarily hear the same two concerns: Appropriate use of the cards and monthly liability. [read more]
I’m one of those nerds who actually enjoys reading government regulations. For me, it’s kind of like a treasure hunt, and it paid off the other day. I found an important nugget in the notices published recently regarding the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for Small Employers (a component of the Affordable Care Act passed earlier this year), which are just now showing us exactly how the IRS will provide this credit to employers that qualify.
If you aren’t familiar with this tax credit, ministries qualify as non-profit employers. [read more]