On one project, we worked for weeks with a church on a proposal that required a cost match. In-kind funds were acceptable, so we included the cost of transportation that the church was accustomed to providing. But the assistant pastor we were working with did not have signature authority and did not run this by the head pastor. On the day the proposal was due (submitting this late is not recommended!), the head pastor saw the final budget with a dollar-value commitment, and the fear in him grew greatly. He would not sign the proposal.