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Absolutely! With this system, you have no control over the donated gift cards. At minimum, create a spreadsheet to record each gift card, when it was received, from whom, and how the funds on each gift card were used for church purposes. The spreadsheet should be periodically reviewed by the church board. Also, gift cards should be placed in a secured location.

Dan Busby is a certified public accountant and president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

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