Online Giving Update

Dear Faithful Friends,

The peace of Christ be with you!

We are so grateful for you, our committed partners, and for your dedicated support.  Over the last few weeks it has come to our attention that those of you who choose to support Week of Compassion through online giving have received some confusing email messages from Network for Good, the service that facilitates online giving for us.  We would like to help clarify the issues raised by these emails.

Network for Good recently changed their template and thus changed the way they communicate with on-line donors.  Several of you have contacted us, noting that you have been notified that a gift you intended for Week of Compassion was directed to "General Assembly of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ."

Your tax receipt references "General Assembly of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ" because that is the legal name listing of the organization through Network for Good's trusted partner Guidestar, which operates off the IRS tax filings for nonprofit organizations.  Week of Compassion is listed as an "also known as" name for the organization in the organization's Guidestar profile, but the actual legal name of the organization is General Assembly of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.  Tax receipts that Network for Good issues to donors must reference the legal name of the organization as it is listed in Guidestar, which is why your tax receipts do not say Week of Compassion.  As confusing as it seems, Week of Compassion and General Assembly of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ are the same organization. Your donation is still going where you have intended it to go. 

WoC and Treasury Services is looking into the matter and exploring other on-line giving options that are less confusing.  We are so grateful for your gracious generosity, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Your partner in service,


Amy Gopp
Executive Director, Week of Compassion

This week's responses:
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Washington, Flood Damage 
Texas, House Fire

Development and Long-Term Recovery and Rehabilitation
Kentucky, FRB Growing Project