TO: All Interested
FROM: Jim Bramer.
RE: Scrip Fund Raising for Missionary Deputizing Support Originated in July 2010
"Today's "Ax to Grind"
Personally I am quite impressed with the Scrip Fund Raising program at a Ministry (could be Church, Christian School or Missionary Organization). This happens when Participants make arrangements at such a Ministry whereby such a participant can buy various normal products from a wide variety of applicable vendors and a portion of the Participant�s payment stays there at this Ministry.
` Example, you go to such a Scrip involved Ministry and buy the equivalent of a Gift Certificate from the applicable vendor for $100.00 and some $5.00 stays there at the Ministry. The person who end up with the Gift Certificate spends the $100.00 as they would any normal Gift Certificate. Ministries take part in such an effort via the following known two Methods:
The Ministry takes the $5.00 equivalent and places it into a �Pending Account� by the Participant�s name and the Participant (not the Ministry) determines how their accumulative balance is to be used at the Ministry. The Participant�s use options include:
- - - - - - - Tax Deductible - - - - -
>> To fund a Scrip-Deputizer� Missionary program. See details below.
>> To fund a Church�s Mission Trip � as part of their own fund raising agreement or
toward what someone else must raise for their trip.
>> To make a donation to any of the Ministry's pre-approved Special
Projects/Endeavors or even to the Ministry's General Fund.
- - - - - - - Not Tax Deductible - - - - -
>> To cover the costs of any of the Participant's Tuition at a School or Church
Events --- Church examples include Children�s programs (like Summer
Camps or Vacation Bible School) and adult Events.
As you can imagine, this method requires some finance record keeping and management via its own books via something like QuickBooks (QBs). Of course, all those involved should use applicable Internet tools and resources.
The above $5.00 comes to the Ministry as would a normal �Fund Raised� source and the Ministry determines how it is to be used.
Please prayerfully consider the following use of the above " METHOD ONE" as a means for a Church and such Participants to provide such non sacrificial Scrip money to support the hypothetical "Missionary Unit" shown below.
The �Scrip-Deputizer� Missionary Program
Hypothetical Entities involved
JONES = Missionary Unit or Deputizer
XYZ = The �Missionary Organization� where the JONES serves
D of D = A Church that supports the JONES
GEM = Person (or family) buying Scrip and is a money supporter of the JONES
BEX = Volunteer re �D of D�s� Scrip Program
The �Scrip-Deputizer� Process
>> The JONES Missionary Unit must �Deputize� or raise financial support for their Ministry at XYZ
>> GEM is a person who is part of D & D and pledges to be part of the JONES financial and prayer
>> The D of D Church probably does NOT financially support the JONES via their generic Church
>> But D of D does support the JONES financially through this personalized Scrip Program via
credits per people like GEM as further documented below.
>> D of D has a Method One (see above) Scrip program which permits GEM to designate Scrip
Program proceeds via this �Scrip-Deputizer� program.
>> GEM, as an example, makes a purchase via this Scrip Program for $100.00 and receives
the equivalent of a $100.00 gift certificate.
>> GEM receives a $5.00 Scrip credit via this $100.00 purchase. The $5.00 equivalents are accumulated
to GEM�s credit at D of D.
>> The Scrip Program can also include the eScrip system whereby you buy from vendors at
their location and you are automatically credited with a smaller Scrip credit -- no logistically
needs of getting Gift Certificates to Participants, etc.
>> D of D sees that GEM gets the $100.00 Gift Certificate equivalent so GEM can use it to buy at the
>> BEX is a volunteer at D & D and does the needed administration/finance record keeping for D & D�s
>> D of D has a �Logistic Volunteer� Missions team who see that GEM (and others; some might not
be part of D & D ) gets the Gift Certificates especially via KIDS and KEENAGERS as they
participate in this integrated Missionary JONES support effort. Be sure and look into Scrip�s
new program whereby the Gift Certificate equivalents do not come to D & D, but goes directly
>> Each month GEM requests of BEX the amount of the accumulated Scrip credits and sees
that their pledge ultimately goes to XYZ for the JONES.
>> Where it is credited to the JONES �Deputized� Support account at XYZ
>> XYZ places it with other JONES donations and distributes it to them accordingly to their
TRUISM: All of these involved Entities are to make maximum use of Online resources and related tools that might be applicable to the Scrip program in its management, etc.
An annual overview of such a Fund Raising effort via Scrip at one Church is shown below:
Number of PARTICIPANTS
Annual Scrip Buying Volume
Scrip Credits Earned
Scrip Credits Distributed by the Ministry
Excess Carried Forward
Beginning of Year Available Credits
End of year Available Credits
K E E P L O O K I N G U P !!
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Originated July 2010 and UPTD: June 08, 2012
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