Who is the Development Fund?

The AWF Development Fund is a service of the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Foundation offering loans to churches and investment opportunities to churches and individuals. United Methodist individuals, churches, and agencies can deposit funds into savings through the AWF Development Fund and earn interest while helping other AWF Conference churches and agencies get needed loans […]

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3 Tips to Focus on Generosity

Easter is just around the corner! The to-do lists are getting longer and longer, and the last thing you need to think about are promotions, graphics, images, and flyers to get the word out about all your Easter services and events. We have gathered a few useful and FREE resources to save time this Easter season! 1) Webinar: 5 […]

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Generosity Matters – Winter 2018

Transformational, Not Transactional We view everything we do as a ministry of generosity, and our goal as an AWF Conference agency is to see lives changed, generosity increased, churches grow, and ministries expand. We are in the transformational, not transactional, business. Below are just a few ways the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Foundation can partner […]

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A Spirit of Generosity

Written by Foundation Staff As a child, my sister and I each got one dollar a week as an allowance. Our parents encouraged us to give a dime back to the church each Sunday as a tithe (a tenth). I didn’t quite understand why I had to give away part of my money. That was […]

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Transformational, Not Transactional

We view everything we do as a ministry of generosity, and our goal as an AWF Conference agency is to see lives changed, generosity increased, churches grow, and ministries expand. We are in the transformational, not transactional, business. Below are just a few ways the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Foundation can partner with your church […]

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How Will the New Tax Law Affect Charitable Giving?

“Tax policy can influence philanthropic behavior, but taxes don’t drive the philanthropic impulse” (Tax Reform and Its Impact on Planned Giving, PG Calc, 2018). The new tax reform law, officially named “Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for the fiscal year 2018,” has […]

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Resolutions for the New Year

“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. ‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.’ And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” 2 Corinthians 9:7-8 […]

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Tax Benefits of Year-End Giving

With the December 31 deadline for tax-deductible gifts in sight, now is the perfect time to think about making charitable gifts. Giving at the end of the year can be an opportunity to tithe from a work bonus, catch up on giving for the year, bless others, and benefit from attractive tax deductions. These gifts […]

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8 Giving Tips

It comes as no surprise that giving is at an all-time high during November and December. It is easy to become overwhelmed with donation requests from great organizations, but where is the best place to start? One way to begin the process is by thinking of the things you are most passionate about, then finding […]

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Plan a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

Throughout the year the church raises funds for a variety of different ministries and outreaches. As fall begins, many churches start to plan and implement a strategy for one last giving campaign before the end of the year. A year-end giving campaign can be a great way to encourage generosity the last couple months of […]

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