Year-end giving, the church, and 2018 taxes

October 04, 2018
2018 Year-End Postcard
Techniques to save donors money. These 8x5 postcards are available for distribution by contacting Mary@MountainSkyUMF.org

Submitted by Kristi Kinnison
Mountain Sky Conference United Methodist Foundation


2018 Tax Law changes could significantly impact giving at your church. It is estimated that non-profits could see a 10-40% reduction in giving because of the new laws. It is possible to reverse this by promoting planned giving.

The foundation is pleased to offer a Year-End Giving Postcard for distribution to your church members. The giving techniques described apply mostly to older donors, but keep in mind that this is where a majority of United Methodist Church funding comes from.

Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation has created this 8 x 5 postcard and we will send you as many copies as you need. We suggest using them as a bulletin insert or a postcard mailing.

In the past we have created an electronic version of a Year-End giving brochure, requiring churches to do their own printing. This year, our gift to you is to pay for printing costs.

How many can we send to you? Send an email to Mary@mountainskyumf.org and tell her how many postcards you need.

Be sure to include:

  • church name
  • mailing address
  • whose attention
  • how many