Financial Foundations Webinars

Financial Foundations Webinars

The Dakotas United Methodist Foundation and the Dakotas Conference Finance Office in partnership with the Minnesota United Methodist Foundation hosts workshops and webinars throughout the year with the purpose of helping our churches have more money for ministry.

Pastors, treasurers, finance committee members, and anyone interested in stewardship and generosity in the church are welcome to join.

Check back for registration information on upcoming webinars.

Our Webinar Sessions

"Charting your church's success (or failure) with the Chart of Accounts" - November 11, 2019
Church leaders often don’t fully appreciate the power of a properly setup chart of accounts in the church’s accounting system. The chart of accounts is often the difference between your financial reports being meaningful and insightful or confusing and cumbersome. Without good financial reports, how do you make confident decisions? As the new year is coming up, now is the time to take a fresh look. Whether your chart of accounts needs some minor tweaks or a complete overhaul, this webinar should help you.
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"A Deep Dive into Endowments and Legacy Giving" - August 19, 2019
Endowments are difficult for most people to understand. What is an endowment? Who holds the money? How does the church get access to that money? Are there restrictions on how the money can be used? Why would a church or a church member want an endowment setup instead of just making a lump-sum gift? Sheri and Jeff will dive into the details and hopefully provide some clarity on these questions.
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"The Why's and How's of Online Giving" - May 13, 2019
Electronic giving has been around for a long time, but many of our churches do not provide a way for people to give besides cash or check.  In this webinar, we will cover: Top reasons why a church should consider offering electronic giving; Most important criteria for choosing a service provider for electronic giving; Biggest mistakes in rolling out electronic giving to your church.
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"The Art of the Ask" - February 11, 2019
We can ask people to serve on a committee or serve in the choir or speak in front of the church, but most of us have no idea how to ask a donor for a large gift. In this webinar, we will focus on who and how to effectively ask donors for large gifts that further your ministry.
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How to have LESS Awkward Conversations

"Fear of the Finance Committee" - November 12, 2018
For new people and pastors joining or working with the finance committee, there is often a lot of anxiety and fear. In this webinar, we discuss ways in which everyone can ease that anxiety and work together.
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"Giving and the Life of the Church" - September 10, 2018
This webinar addresses how to incorporate principles of stewardship and generosity into the life of the church.
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