How secure is giving through WGM?
WGM employs industry standard security features to protect your personal information, both online and on-site. Online giving is processed by Blackbaud Merchant Services, a complete end-to-end payment processing service designed to make credit card processing simple, secure, and affordable for nonprofit organizations. On-site, your information is stored on secure servers with only authorized personnel having access to your data. Backup tapes are held in a safe to avoid loss or theft.
WGM is a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (www.ecfa.org). Founded in 1979, ECFA is comprised of nearly 900 charitable, religious, and educational organizations that qualify for tax-exempt, nonprofit status. As an accreditation agency, ECFA is dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, which focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources.
How can I give to WGM?
You can give online with your credit or debit card, you can mail in a check, or you can give via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Learn more about each of these payment methods at www.wgm.org/givingoptions.
How do I update my credit or debit card information?
For security reasons, this information cannot be updated online. Please contact 765.671.7258 for help with this process.
What are my gift options in addition to regular missionary support?
Gift options through WGM include special one-time gifts to missionaries, volunteers, ministries, projects, and locations; memorial gifts in honor of a loved one; irrevocable Life Investments; and remembering WGM in your will or Revocable Living Trust. Go to www.wgm.org/givingoptions for more information.
How do I let WGM know what my donation is for?
The best way to indicate how you want your gift used is to include the response document at the bottom of your last gift receipt. If you do not have a response card, simply write on the memo line of your check where you want your gift to go. If you are giving online, you will be giving through a donation form set up specifically for the missionary, volunteer, ministry, project, or location you chose. Following your online gift, you will receive an email receipt verifying the gift went to the correct account.
How is my gift used?
Recurring financial gifts through WGM help missionaries with the following provisions: salary, housing, travel, ministry expenses, retirement, medical needs, etc. Visit www.wgm.org/supportplan for more details.
What documentation will I receive for my taxes?
You can receive receipts for your gifts either after each gift or at the end of the year (by request only). This statement will be mailed to you and will meet all IRS requirements for applicable tax deductions. If your gift is intended for the personal use of a missionary (i.e., a birthday or Christmas gift) or you requested one of our resources with your gift, the receipt will show the portion of your gift that is not tax-deductible.
We are a church. What should we do?
As a church, you don’t have to worry about qualifying for a tax deduction. However, using a response card or writing your desires on the memo line of your check are still helpful as we enter your gift.
I still have questions or concerns!
Contact 765.671.7258 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help!