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Supporting Your Faith with Fiscal Accountability


I have been the treasurer for my church for the better part of 10 years. It is an important job but one that requires a certain amount of specialized knowledge to do it properly which makes it very difficult to ever move out of the position. Having a firm like OSA&C to step in and do the detailed work allows our church finance committee to focus on making the decisions that are best for the church and not be concerned with the details of the books. What a relief!

William S. Hart, CFP, MBA
Retirement Strategies, Inc.

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Maintaining Goodwill with Your Donors by Documenting Their Gifts (Part 4 of 4)

In previous postings we discussed both cash and non-cash contributions—how to account for them and qualify them as charitable deductions for your donors. Unquestionably, every charity also depends on in-kind gifts to support its programs, some of which may count as charitable donations, but most will not. Let’s look at the fundamentals of these transactions […]

Patrick & Robinson and Action News

Last night Tim Raines was interviewed on Jacksonville’s Action News regarding nonprofit organizations endorsing political candidates.  In case you missed the interview you can read the transcript at If you have any questions about what you can and cannot do and still maintain your tax exemption, send us an email ( or call us […]

Maintaining Goodwill with Your Donors by Documenting Their Gifts (Part 3 of 4)

So far in our series, we’ve discussed general rules for documenting charitable donations and the specific details of doing so with cash gifts; this week, we’ll cover non-cash gifts and their documentation requirements. Non-cash gifts (tangible items, real estate or securities) worth up to $500 require only basic support. They have the same documentation requirements, […]