Share 36: extra content

By Alexandra Khan | 28 April 2017

Share 36: extra content

We hope you enjoyed issue 36 of SHARE magazine!

Here are the legal and financial links for this edition:

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40acts in ACTS: what to expect from the monthly challenge

By Catherine Durant | 26 April 2017

At the end of 40acts we’re often flooded with messages saying "I wish it happened all year round!" so this year we’re taking up the challenge with a plan to keep the generosity going for the rest of 2017 and right through to Lent 2018.

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The unexpected blessing of giving in secret

By Kathryn Kendall | 24 April 2017

It’s our 10th wedding anniversary and we’re sitting down to dinner at the fancy hotel where we plan to spend the next two days. The setting is beautiful, the menu looks irresistible, and our mobiles have been left behind in the room. And what makes it both a little strange and overwhelmingly special is that we have no idea who paid for it.

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Too comfortable in our giving?

By Frances Miles | 21 April 2017 | Comments (4)

 Too comfortable in our giving? - A blog by Stewardship

Homeward bound on a Wednesday evening I headed out of my local train station aiming for the tram stop straight ahead.  In between me and the exit were a couple of ‘chuggers’- or ‘charity muggers’ - so called, because of the enthusiastic  way they try to engage in conversation and sign you up to a very worthy cause. Different to the costume-wearing volunteers who stand optimistically shaking a tin on street corners, these guys are seriously bold, salesy and persistent.

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The Gift of You this Mothering Sunday

By Charlotte Jones | 24 March 2017

Mother's Day - a blog by Stewardship

Mother's Day, like Father's Day, Valentine's Day and birth announcements, always causes me to take a sharp intake of breath. These occasions have the unique ability to simultaneously bring joy and pain to so many.

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40acts Halfway Point: Day-to-Day Generosity

By Fiona Mearns | 23 March 2017

40acts halfway point - a blog by Stewardship

It started on the first day of March – over 100,000 people lined up ready on the 40acts starting line. Armed with a pen and two pieces of paper, they scribbled down what might be holding them back from living a generous life on one sheet and on the other everything they had to give away—time, skills, resources. Then came the crunch: rip up the first list; pray over the second.

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Generosity When Your Kids Are Awake

By Kathryn Kendall | 22 March 2017 | Comments (1)

Generosity When Your Kids Are Awake - a blog by Stewardship

Kathryn Kendall explores the subject of prioritising generosity in busy family life.

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Share 35: extra content

By Kevin Russell | 1 March 2017

Legal and Financial Roundup - Share Issue 35 Extra Content

In this quarter's edition of Share Magazine, we referenced the following articles, blogs and briefing papers:

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Going concern: what is it and how churches can look out for the warning signs

By Stephen Mathews | 22 February 2017

Going concern: what is it and how churches can look out for the warning signs - A blog from Stewardship

Thankfully, history tells us that the financial collapse of churches is rare and that for most trustees, most of the time, a going concern assessment is fairly straightforward. However, two recent changes; the introduction of FRS102 Charity SORP for accruals accounts combined with the Charity Commission’s new Directions to independent examiners, have raised the profile of going concern for all charities!

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What makes for a good mortgage application?

By Kevin Russell | 22 February 2017

Making a successful mortgage application - A blog from Stewardship

Stewardship has over 25 years’ experience of mortgage lending to Christian churches and charities, our experience of the quality and clarity of applications is variable from exceptional to most lacking. In this blog, we explore four main themes that applicants should consider...

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