The "November Nudge"
That busy season is upon us, and our to-do lists are growing. As you build your church’s list, remember to add this: Order Foundation Year-end Giving Brochures! It’s free, it’s online, and it’s just one more way to give your congregation members timely information – and maybe that little extra nudge in November (or October or December).
“The new tax rules kick in this year,” said David Atkins, executive director of the Missouri United Methodist Foundation. “IRA gifts, Donor Advised Funds and gifts of appreciated stock will be particularly helpful for many tax-wise givers.”
The Foundation has a popular brochure highlighting timely year-end giving topics that is customized for each church. There are also single-topic brochures for use anytime. “Churches can order as many brochures as they need for congregation-wide mailings, handouts to targeted small groups, or to tuck into a newsletter or bulletin,” Atkins suggests.
“Of course, you can also attach the electronic version of a brochure to an email or post on Facebook,” Atkins adds. “The Foundation staff will work with you to ensure you get the information and materials you request in the format you need.”
View and order the brochures and other resources at the Foundation website, www.mumf.org/order-brochures. Orders can also be placed by calling the Foundation office at 800-332-8238. Orders for printed year-end brochures are encouraged by early November in order to allow time for production and shipping.