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How the Theology of the Faithful Steward Shapes our Ministry
February 18, 2021
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I was recently reading an article by Dr Zenet Maramara, a Director of our good friends Global Trust Partners, about the theology of stewardship. Whether we build up faithful stewards or help ministries follow standards, our instruction has deep roots in God's Word. I commend it to your reflection!

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The National Redress Scheme and Your Board
December 4, 2020
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The Commonwealth Government recently gave notice of its intention to legislate to “incentivise” all relevant charities to join the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. It has now released draft legislation and is seeking comment by 8January 2021.

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5 tips for choosing an auditor
November 4, 2020
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Auditors are important, and selecting an auditor requires careful consideration. The CMA Standards Council has written a brief article offering five tips for getting that decision right.

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6 Key Considerations for Budgeting in Changing Times
October 28, 2020
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Budgeting effectively when so much is unknown can feel overwhelming. Now is the time to think about the changes your ministry can make to position itself for the new future we face. Use these 6 steps prepared for ECFA (our counterpart in the US) to assess and modify your budget.

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Bank error – Not in your favour!
October 7, 2020
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From time to time charities need to change signatories on their bank accounts, or open new bank accounts. Sometimes however this seemingly simple task is not as easy as it sounds! Banks often incorrectly query the wrong directory to determine your responsible people.

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Crisis Stewardship and Giving: Six Practical Generosity Insights
October 2, 2020
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Generosity and accountability are two sides of the same coin – each encourages the other, so that in the end there is more coin! We commend our good friend Gary Hoag’s latest article on stewardship and generosity in a time of crisis.

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5 Steps to More Effective and Accountable Leadership for Church Councils
November 9, 2019
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Recent research by ECFA into its 800-plus church members discloses five things which very effective church Boards / Councils do well.

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Donor intent – Only Unmistakable Integrity will do

When a charity makes an express or implied promise that a gift will be used for that purpose, it is essential to follow through.

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