We are committed to doing the work of
"Growing Thoughtful Leaders for a Stronger Church."
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Healthy Congregations, Inc.
6580 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center, OH 43035
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As good stewards of our resources, we'd like to share with you how Healthy Congregations, Inc. uses its funds. Scroll down to view our FY 2022-23 "Narrative Budget".
FY 2022-23 Narrative Budget
Healthy Congregations, Inc. continues the work of “Growing Thoughtful Leaders for a Stronger Church.” As a healthy system, we strive to be transparent with all those who believe in and support the work we do. Towards that goal, we are sharing a “Narrative Budget” to identify by percentage each category of the 2022- 2023 fiscal year budget, along with a description of each category.
Facilitators- 8% At Healthy Congregations, Inc., we utilize facilitators to help run the Leadership Series, GPS for Leadership, Workshop Facilitator Training, and other programs. We do not expect the facilitators to share their expertise without reimbursement for their time. If not for these facilitators, we would not be able to offer the dynamic and full range of programs that are currently a part of Healthy Congregations, Inc.
Fund Raising Expenses- 3.5% Fund raising expenses are expenses that are incurred as we appeal to outside sources to raise money to support the activities of Healthy Congregations, Inc. There is truth in business that you must spend money to make money. We understand this to be true in fund raising. We carefully review expense vs. income and work to use this portion of the budget responsibly to make Healthy Congregations, Inc. more sustainable.
Staff Salaries and Taxes- 67.5% We understand that as a system, the health of our organization starts with the health of our leaders. We also understand that our staff is the heart and mind of Healthy Congregations. As we care for our leadership and staff, we work to pay a living wage that allows our employees to be their best, knowing that this will allow Healthy Congregations, Inc. to be its best. Our staff currently consists of one parttime executive director and one part-time office administrator.
Presenters- 3% As part of the Healthy Congregations, Inc. offerings, we work to have a variety of presenters for our Special Events. These presenters are well trained and highly respected in their field. We provide an honorarium for their time and effort as presenters at our events.
Trainers- 3% As we help to grow thoughtful leaders at Healthy Congregations, Inc. we offer trainings to equip leaders to facilitate our workshops in their own communities. Trainers are compensated for their services and leadership.
Office- Facility-4% While many aspects of work and ministry have moved online, we still have a need for physical office space. Currently, Healthy Congregations, Inc. rents one room from a church whose congregation helps support our work.
Office- Operations- 8% As with any organization, there are office expenses. These expenses account for many of the day-to-day expenses we have at Healthy Congregations, Inc. This can be for mailings (envelopes and stamps), printing and copying, computer and internet expenses, and other office supplies. We understand these expenses are necessary to run an organization.
Misc. Expenses- 3% This part of the budget covers various expenses that do not fit into any other category. Heathy Congregations, Inc. understands that there should always be room for new and creative ideas, and to explore areas that do not fit our current categories. We use this part of the budget to support those ministries that venture off our current map.
A Win-Win for You and Healthy Congregations
A donor-advised fund is like a charitable investment account, for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations, like Healthy Congregations. When you contribute cash, securities, or other assets to a donor-advised fund at a public charity you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Then those funds can be invested for tax-free growth, and you can recommend grants to virtually any IRS-qualified public charity. For example, place $10,000 in a donor-advised fund this year, receive an immediate tax deduction of $10,000, and schedule how the funds will be distributed yearly.
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Qualified Charitable Distributions
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) are direct transfers of funds from your IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity of your choice including Healthy Congregations. In addition to the benefits of giving to charity, QCDs can count toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year. A QCD excludes the amounts donated from taxable income, unlike regular withdrawals from an IRA. QCDs do not require that you itemize deductions which allows you to take advantage of the higher standard deduction, while still using a QCD for charitable giving.
Please contact your financial advisor for more information. Thank you for remembering Healthy Congregations in your giving plans.