ECCU Blog

by Mark Jones

The Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations just published their report, which was presented last week to Senator Charles Grassley. The report is based on two years of work by 80 nonprofit, tax, and legal experts and leaders, including ECCU President/CEO Mark G. Holbrook. It promotes solutions to key policy issues related to financial accountability in the religious and broader nonprofit sector.

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) led the effort to form the Commission and has made the 94 page report available for review. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

This is the final post in our series of email interviews with presenters for the upcoming 2012 Financial Forum for Ministries.

Dave Moja is a partner and national director of not-for-profit tax services with CapinCrouse LLP. He will discuss recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS), congressional, and court pronouncements. He’ll also talk about ministers’ payroll and unrelated business income as well as health care compliance issues. Here are Dave’s responses to my questions. [read more]

by Mark Jones

It’s time again for the federal government to announce next year’s rates and limits for various federal programs. Some of those most applicable to ministries and their employees are: [read more]

by Jac La Tour

This is the second in our series of email interviews with presenters for the upcoming 2012 Financial Forum for Ministries.

John Butler is an attorney and tax counsel for CapinCrouse LLP. He will speak at each of the three 2012 California forums about recent Internal Revenue Service, congressional, and court benefits; ministers’ payroll and unrelated business income; as well as health care compliance issues. Here are John’s responses to my questions. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

Today’s changing world brings increased risks to churches and nonprofits in the areas of finance, tax, legal, and operations. Responding well to change begins with a fuller understanding of these risks. CapinCrouse LLP and ECCU have teamed up to offer a series of financial seminars to help churches and nonprofits better steward the resources and people entrusted to their care.

These daylong seminars will be offered in three locations in October: [read more]