The church finance climate

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As the economy has gradually improved over the past few years, we have seen improvement in the financial health of religious institutions in terms of contributions, net cash flow and cash reserves.

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Funding the vision — even in a struggling economy

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Essentials for running a successful capital campaign, regardless of the economic climate.

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Cash flow concerns?

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A few years ago, I encountered an all-too-familiar problem with a church client:

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Financial health? Check.

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At my annual checkup, the doctor ordered a number of blood tests.

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How to raise megabucks

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A Dallas megachurch pastor counts the ways — and costs.

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Policy governance: Adapt or adopt?

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The well-regarded Carver governance model can work for churches.

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Why churches need financial controls

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Trust, but verify when staff and volunteers handle funds.

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Megafinancing issues for megachurches

By John Berardino Some lenders want a say in how the church is managed and organized. Megachurches are usually defined as having 2,000 members or more, but when it comes to financing, a mega loan is defined as a loan amount of $5 million or greater regardless of church size. When it comes to financing, […]

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Debunking the myth of interest rate swaps

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The product is not the esoteric mystical instrument that some paint it to be.

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Take advantage of low rates

In recent months the Federal Reserve has been uncommonly explicit regarding their intentions

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