Methodist Foundation of Ohio

Category: Church Finance


Getting Back to Normal-ish

A funny thing happened to me last week.  I went to a meeting.  I didn’t log into a meeting.  I went there.  I put on long pants (not my favorite part), drove to the church, small talked then got to…

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Phase 2 of Online Giving

The last six weeks have been a remarkable time for change and innovation in the church.  A year ago what would it have taken for your church to agree to worshiping online?  Or having a committee meeting through Zoom or…

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More Good News from the CARES Act

In church circles much of the excitement around the CARES Act has been around the possibility of a church receiving a forgivable loan to cover payroll and other basic expenses during this period.  But it also gives us two important…

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Recording Available, Improving Your Cash Flow

We had a great group participate in our webinar this morning.  They appreciated the information about not only assessing your situation but how to put on their fundraiser hats and move the mission forward.  If you have questions or seek…

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Webinar update, registration required

So it seems that enough people around the world are sitting around bored that they have decided to find various online meetings and “bomb” them.  That is, they go to a meeting they have no interest in attending and just…

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More About Cash Flow, A Webinar Opportunity

About a week ago I wrote About That Cash Flow, a post to encourage you as church leaders to evaluate your situation and how to move into a better place. My colleague, Kristi Kinnison from the Mountain Sky United Methodist…

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About That Cash Flow

Whether or not your church has enough money can be measured in a couple of ways.  At the end of the year did you take in more than you spent?  Were you able to fund your ministry vision or just…

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COVID-19 Announcement

Due to the recent COVID-19 developments, our time here in the Foundation office will be limited. However, we will be checking e-mail remotely. Please feel free to e-mail us with any questions or concerns you might have. You can find…

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Electronic Giving, Now More Than Ever

In the last week the churches of the East Ohio Annual Conference have scrambled to figure out how to live stream their worship services.  Some have full-blown Sunday morning productions, others are pastors in front of their cell phones offering…

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Time for Connection or Silos?

I grew up in a very United Methodist home.  Going to Christ  United Methodist Church in Alliance on Sunday was never in question.  Dad was the Lay Leader for our church, my brothers and I did Sunday School, UMYF, various…

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