Can member designate money to fund in lieu of compensatioin?
Our only employee is the pastor who gets only a housing allowance.
Our church cleaning was being done by members from a signup list. That wasn’t working well so we were going to pay someone to do the cleaning ($225/month ) until a member said she’d do for free if we’d get internet access and put the rest of the money we would have paid towards the Sunday School Program.
How is this treated from a treasurer perspective?
Is she an employee?
Should she get credit for the $225 as a designated donation even though she is never given a check?