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    Ways to Give

    How do I give by mail?

    Checks and money orders are accepted by mail. We are unable to accept cash. Please make your check payable to NAMB and include a memo or separate note if you wish to designate your gift.  When giving to a missionary’s local ministry, please include the ministry fund ID.  All gifts without a designation will be directed to greatest need. Mail to:

    North American Mission Board
    PO Box 116543
    Atlanta, GA 30368-6543

    Do you accept credit or debit card donations over the phone?

    Yes, donations are accepted over the phone by contacting the Connection Center at 800-634-2462.

    You can also make a gift online at NAMB.net or AnnieArmstrong.com.

    How do I manage my online giving? Can I set up a recurring gift?

    You can view and manage your online giving by creating an account in our secure giving portal. Your account will also allow you to set up a recurring gift of any amount on a schedule of your choice.

    How do I make a gift in memory of or in honor of an individual?

    Tribute gifts are accepted by mail or online. To mail, send your check with a note detailing the fund, type of tribute (in memory or in honor) and indicate the name and address of who you want to receive an acknowledgement. Mail to:

    North American Mission Board
    PO Box 116543
    Atlanta, GA 30368-6543

    To make a gift online, complete the form, select the button “I am giving in memory or in honor of someone” and complete the information.

    How do I request a corporate matching gift? Will my employer participate?

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will double or triple charitable contributions made by employees, retirees or spouses.  To see if your company will match your donation and how to make a request, visit our Matching Gift page.  If you have questions, please contact our Giving Team.

    How do I make a gift of securities/stock?

    1. Please contact the Giving Team at giving@namb.net or by phone at 800.634.2462 prior to donating any securities to NAMB. Securities, held under DTC registration, can be transferred to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, the securities custodian for NAMB.
    2. Please provide your broker with the following transfer information:
      Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
      Graystone Consulting
      700 Spring Forest Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27609
      North American Mission Board
      Account Number #773-122505
      Stock Gifting Account DTC #0015

    How do I make a gift of personal property or real estate?

    If you would like to donate personal property to NAMB, please contact the Giving Team. Depending on the gift, we may connect you with one of our partnering Baptist state foundations to best assist you since most gifts require appraisal or advance approval.

    How do I designate NAMB as a beneficiary in my estate?

    Please contact the Giving Team for suggested language appropriate to your specific legal document and any specific designations. However, we encourage you to work with your legal professional to ensure your estate planning goals are met. The following is basic information your professional will need.

    NAMB’s legal name: The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc.

    Tax ID: 58-2379481

    Office address: 4200 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022.
    Please do not mail your gifts to this address.

    To learn more about planned giving options visit: Planned Giving.

    General Questions

    How do I update my contact information?

    To change an address, phone or e-mail, please contact the Giving Team via email at giving@namb.net or by phone at 800.634.2462. Once you register for access to our secure Giving Portal, you may also update your personal information, change your password, update payment method(s) and view historical giving.

    Will my gift incur any sort of fee?

    No. One hundred percent of your gift goes directly to the work you designate. No administrative fee is withheld from gifts.

    How can I obtain a gift receipt or year-end statement?

    Receipts are issued for each mailed donation via USPS within two weeks of receipt. Online donations receive an emailed receipt. Annual statements are mailed by the end of January. If you did not receive a receipt or have a question about your statement, please contact the Giving Team.

    What is the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering?

    The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American missions has been an annual offering benefitting missionaries and their work of sharing the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ since 1895. Named in honor of Annie Armstrong, a passionate Southern Baptist advocate of missions who lived 1850-1938, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is the primary funding channel for the North American Mission Board, comprising 49% of our total annual support.

    Every dollar goes to train, resource and equip missionaries working throughout the United States, Canada and their territories. The offering represents the trust that Southern Baptists place in our missionary force and our stewardship of these funds. Each year the offering totals approximately $60 million with more than $1 billion having been raised since the offering’s inception. Learn more about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.

    How do I directly support the local ministry of a missionary?

    You may designate gifts to support the local ministry of a missionary by giving online or by check.  To give online, locate the missionary’s ministry page by visiting Missionary Directory

    To give by check, make your check payable to the North American Mission Board.

    NOTE: For IRS compliance, when giving to a missionary’s local ministry, do not write the missionary’s name on your check memo line. Rather, write their ministry fund ID on the memo line or enclose a separate note stating the missionary name and their ministry fund ID.

    Mail to:
    North American Mission Board
    PO Box 116543
    Atlanta, GA 30368-6543

    Security & Privacy

    Will you sell my information to a third party?

    We value and honor your privacy by establishing an environment of trust and safety. Information, including names and addresses, beneficiaries, gifts amounts and estate information, is kept strictly confidential by all authorized personnel of the North American Mission Board, unless permission is obtained in writing from you. Such information will be recorded and retained only for the private, business use of NAMB.

    How secure is my gift online?

    NAMB’s online giving option utilizes industry standard, best practice encryption to process your gift. We do not retain your credit card information. Information for recurring gifts is processed through a third party, which is accountable to the same security regulations as the banking industry.

    Legal & Tax

    What is NAMB's tax ID number?

    The North American Mission Board is a registered 501(c)3 organization with tax identification number 58-2379481.

    Are donations to NAMB tax-deductible? Will I receive a receipt?

    NAMB is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code; we are qualified to receive tax-deductible donations. A receipt is issued for each gift received. We encourage you to work with your tax professional to ensure your individual charitable goals are met in completing each gift.

    Is NAMB an accredited non-profit?

    NAMB is accredited by and follows the strict guidelines of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA).  We are further accountable to our Board of Trustees and to Southern Baptists. NAMB publishes an annual online ministry report that can be downloaded for more information.

    When do I have to send in my gift for it to count in this calendar year?

    IRS regulations require that contributions sent by private carriers (i.e., FedEx, UPS, etc.) must be dated based on the date of receipt by the charity.  Gifts sent through USPS can be dated and receipted based on the envelope’s postmark.