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I am pleased with the service and patience we have received. Thanks to your service, we have greater confidence in our financial position. Professional... helpful... cooperative... and accommodating to our church's needs are characteristics that describe our experience with Patrick and Raines. They add credibility, while simplifying our church's financial management. I eagerly recommend them. Thanks again for your help. It's getting better and better.

Dr. Randy T. Hodges, Senior Pastor
Hernando Church of the Nazarene

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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, […]