Best Practices Manual -- The Parish Council has a duty of care to properly oversee financial practices of the parish. Do your parish council have clear policies concerning:
- Conflict of interest
- Donor restrictied gifts
- Fund raising appealOperational controls of funds and accounts
- Financial reporting
- Spending practices
The parish council at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Overland Park KS recently developed a best practices manual for answering these questions. The document has been posted here for your review. Use it as a starting point for your procedures.