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Non-Profit Organizations

Why We Need Empowering Individuals 

Equal rights, equal pay, equal education is what every human being should be entitled to, regardless of your religion, ethnicity or gender. The world situation currently is a lot better than what it used to be, and we have and there are many individuals to thank for it.  

Susan B Anthony (1820 – 1906) fought for women’s right to vote and fought against slavery from the young age of 17 in the United States. Along with her friend, they founded the New York Women’s State Temperance Society in 1852 and later became the state agent in New York for the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1856. Anthony certainly left a mark on the women’s rights and the Nineteenth Amendment was very popularly known as the Susan B Anthony Amendment which gave the right for voting rights for women.   

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968) was another popular figure in history. He played a role in the Civil Rights Movement and implemented tactics inspired by Mahatma Gandhi of nonviolence and civil disobedience. He was the founder and first president of the Southern Christian Leadership and it was in 1963 during March of Washington that he delivered his well-known speech ‘I Have a Dream’.  

The following year he was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize for using nonviolent resistance to combat racial inequality. He was admired for his compassion and dream to bring the people of America together through the power of love. Gina Rinehart

Another current icon is Oprah Winfrey (1958 – present). She is the chairman and CEO of the Oprah Winfrey Network, an author and an actress. She was ranked as one of the most influential women in the world by the Daily Telegraph and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barrack Obama. She is involved in a lot of charity work like a majority of celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Bill Gates, Gina Rinehart etc. and visits and donates to orphanages. 

Winfrey keeps a good image of herself and documents what she does on her social media platforms. The Gina Rhinehart gallery also consists of pictures that document events on Rinehart’s website. There is also a theory called the ‘Oprah Effects’ named after Winfrey, which states that her endorsements and opinions have influenced public opinion, namely on consumer purchasing choices. 

It is individuals like them that we need in our current time. Those who fight for individuals who are treated unfairly and discriminated, for anyone or anything thing that needs standing up for, to make the world a better place to live in. 

Church Services And Its Various Roles

The church is a religious place for Christians and one of the most visited places on the earth. It is a place where people from all walks of life can worship to God and express their faith. Not only religious services but also a lot more other kind of services are carried out in the church such as daily and weekly services, donations, memberships, and various other activities. Every activity involves loss or gain of money. Church finances needs to be effectively managed for successful implementation of programmes.

There are various church financial services such as:

• Investments

• Donations

• Loans

• Disaster Relief

• Trusteeship

• Insurance

These church financial services are aimed at providing professional Insurance services, relevant trusteeship services and financial assistance of the Christian brethren association. For further information regarding church financial services, click here for details.

Investments

There are various types of investments customized to suit the needs of everyone. These are designed for investors who are willing to promote the charitable purposes.

Donations

A church requires money in order to run all its function smoothly. And it receives money in different forms. One major source is through donations. There are three types of donations that the church receives-

The unrestricted donation: This type of donation can be used by the church without any restriction imposed by the donor and without any requests. It is the most beneficial as the church has the full authority over the money and they can spend it according to their needs.

Temporary restricted donation: This type is when a donor donates a specific sum of money and requests for the money to be used on specific purposes or items of necessities required by the church.

Permanently restricted donation: This is the funds which cannot be used by the church. These donations are stored in the bank and money that grows out that is available to the church for use. This kind of donation is useful for donors to invest on the church for long haul.

Loans

The foundation is able to lend loans to the church organizations within it. Churches may borrow for various reasons: like moving to a more proper location, renovation purposes, buying a house for a pastor and other such things. Loans are usually secured by a first mortgage over the property being purchased.

Disaster Relief

There is usually a Tax Deductible Recipient Status associated with the Disaster Relief Fund. It is made available to those in need during times of national disaster and state disasters and in cases of emergency. Donations can be made anytime to this fund. When disaster strikes money from these donations it is distributed to individuals and the churches within the organization.

Trusteeship

The foundation acts as the trustee for many Christian brethren churches. The foundation is not involved in the daily management of the church activities, neither the running of the church. It looks over the usage, management and maintenance of property.

Insurance

The foundation has established a National Insurance program and risk advisory service which provides attractive premiums and a more expanded network and advisory support.

So these are some main church services which involve finances and mandatory for the administration of churches.