GCF employs the #1 financial software used by non-profits worldwide. The software provides GCF with a reliable, efficient, accurate tool for the numerous accounting functions it performs including handling of donations, payroll and benefits. This software also enables the missions individual or ministry to have secure 24/7 access to their online account where they can monitor each transaction.
GCF also provides ministries with the best fundraising software available. This software is in great demand and has a wide range of usages including customized personal donations pages, crowdfunding and special events. For example, one ministry has an annual golf marathon to raise funds. Each participant recruits sponsors who pledge a specified amount to the cause.
GCF’s software enables sponsors to donate directly to the participant on a custom page on the ministry’s website. The benefit is two-fold: sponsors are assured that their funds are directed to the right participants and the participants can then track their sponsors’ donations. Most importantly, the funds are reliably processed and receipted for the ministry.
The financial and fundraising technology would be cost prohibitive for the majority of ministries and would require IT support. However, it is a key advantage you get with GCF.
To provide the services GCF offers requires dedicated specialists and experienced, professional staff. Annually, GCF secures the services of a National Charity Specialist Auditor (MNP) to conduct an audit of the Foundation. It also enlists a Charity & Tax Specialist lawyer to assist with CRA compliance issues. These two services alone would be cost prohibitive for the lone individual or ministry to use on their own.
GCF’s aim is to help fulfill the Great Commission by enabling ministries to obtain these crucial administrative services that will free them up for ministry—but to do so at a modest, affordable cost. On average, 94% of donated funds go directly to the ministry or mission. That is considerably less than the 10 to 20% fee charged by most traditional ministry models.
GCF also has its own professional accounting team that includes a CPA and experienced staff.