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Accounting is an often overlooked section of church management. All too often, little or no attention is paid to church financials until there is a time of financial crisis or an upcoming audit. This e-book was designed to help staff and volunteers understand the fundamental importance of accounting within the church.
Once you have read this e-book, you will better understand
  • that a church using correct accounting principles in combination with a good fund accounting solution can foresee and avoid a financial crisis
  • which guidelines a church needs to follow in order to pass a financial audit
  • which financial standards apply to every nonprofit, including churches of all sizes
  • various financial statements, such as the Statement of Financial Position and the Statement of Activities
  • the downsides of tracking funds with revenues or liabilities as opposed to tracking funds using proper fund accounting methods
Disclaimer: Icon Systems Inc. does not provide professional advice. Icon Systems Inc. is not in the business of providing legal, financial, accounting, tax, health care, real estate or other professional services or advice. Consult the services of a competent professional when you need this type of assistance.

This e-book was designed to help staff and volunteers understand the importance of recording contributions of various different types (e.g. non-cash vs. cash). Understanding the various methods of giving can help a church generate income when financial times are tough and provide donors with the right documentation for their tax returns. Additionally, it helps the church and donors so neither face implications for accepting donations incorrectly.
Once 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 to properly enter non-cash donations into a contribution system
  • how vehicles can qualify as tax-deductible donations to the church and how to record them properly
  • how to record charitable contributions from IRAs and stocks
  • what churches should look for to find the right software solutions for themselves
Disclaimer: Icon Systems Inc. does not provide professional advice. Icon Systems Inc. is not in the business of providing legal, financial, accounting, tax, health care, real estate or other professional services or advice. Consult the services of a competent professional when you need this type of assistance.

Make your capital campaigns, building campaigns and church fundraisers a success by building lasting relationships with donors. Reach your donors, motivate them and communicate with transparency. It's all about motivation, a great giving experience and trust.
Once you have read this e-book, you will better understand
  • what motivates donors
  • reasons donors get behind causes
  • what make donors leave
  • how to better communicate with your donors
  • what donors need to know to be assured that you're making the best use of their contributions

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What is Fund Accounting?

Learn about true fund accounting and why it's the right approach to accounting for churches.

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Learn About Our Church Management Software Products

Find out about how our church management system and add-on products can help your church.

Blog

Find a wealth of information from our talented staff about church finances and much, much more.

Church Management Software YouTube Channel

Visit our YouTube channel and find instructional videos and more.

Choosing the Right ChMS

Insights into weighing and comparing softwares and feature sets.

Partners and Integrations

Check out our partners and some of the great integrations we've set up so our clients can do more.

IconCMO PDF's

IconCMO Brochure

A foldable brochure that's great for printing and sharing a basic run down of IconCMO.

IconCMO at a Glance

A rundown of IconCMO's basic modules and features.

Browser Settings Guide

A guide on how to set up any of the major browsers to work smoothly with your IconCMO account.

PDF Guide

A How-to on fixing and avoiding trouble with browsers and PDF readers when using IconCMO.

Pricing

A PDF printout of our pricing structure.

IconCMO+ PDF's

Brochure

A four-page brochure on how IconCMO+ can benefit your denominational office or multi-campus organization.

Accounting Fact Sheet

Our fund-based, multi-tier accounting system can help you put your organization's books in order and provide clear/accurate reporting.

Communications Fact Sheet

Unlimited staff users and mass communication features allow staff to easily communicate with the congregation and each other.

Contributions Fact Sheet

At any tier level, get clear reporting of revenues and provide donor's with accurate, informative giving statements.

Membership Fact Sheet

Keep everyone's contact information up to date, organize your people into groups, and keep careful track of any life event.