Welcome to The Collaborator 

GCFA's ministry is to support you in your ministry. Through this newsletter, it is our goal to provide financial and administrative resources to support the work you do. Our work together, our collaboration, will help us all in our goal to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 


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10 Steps to Setting up a Successful Webinar | Thursday, October 1, 2020

Making sure your users have an easy and engaging user experience will help your audience retain the information shared in your webinar. The road to a successful event begins with proper set up of your webinar. Go beyond sending a Zoom link and password and give your viewers a convenient experience while providing relevant content.

Four Essential Branding Elements for Your Ministry | Thursday, October 1, 2020

Your ministry begins engaging its audience through a logo glance. A unique and professional  logo is a cornerstone for your effective brand. Developing a unique and cohesive brand with clear branding guidelines will help you communicate a consistent message whenever individuals interact with your ministry.

Five Benefits of the Worry-Free IT Bundle from UMC Support | Thursday, October 1, 2020

Stress less about your church computers not working and focus more of your time on ministry. UMC Support's IT Service Team can help your ministry protect, back-up, and restore its workstations/computers. Search the web safely, update your software securely, and work with the comfort of knowledgeable IT support.

Important Update for Local Churches on the UMC's Group Exemption | Thursday, September 10, 2020

In May 2020, the IRS released proposed updates to the rules for group exemptions. As a reminder, a group exemption is where a smaller organization (e.g. a local church) can apply to a larger, representative organization (e.g. GCFA) for a tax-exempt letter, rather than submit information to the Internal Revenue Service.

Educational Opportunities 2021 Dialogue Series Announcement | Wednesday, September 9, 2020

In these challenging times, EO’s Dialogue Series provides opportunities to travel the world and interact with those experiencing conflict and striving for reconciliation and healing.