This sample Benevolence Fund Policy is to provide financial assistance to both church members and members of the community who are experiencing difficulties meeting essential life needs such as: food, shelter, clothing, health care or other financial needs.
The Church Guide to Internal Controls by Richard Vargo (Church Law and Tax Report) is a great resource for understanding internal controls that ensure the integrity of accounting and financial information. Check out this book online.
The Church and Nonprofit Tax & Financial Guide published by Zondervan comes out each year and includes the latest tax law changes, expert advice on handling charitable gifts, and key financial policies and procedures. Check online for availability.