How to be a good lending prospect now

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By Dan Mikes Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t all about “the numbers” for lenders. Leadership and process are equally important when contemplating the relationship opportunity. Whether your religious institution is contemplating an on-site physical expansion, the acquisition of a satellite facility, or seeking a beneficial refinance of existing debt, knowing how to prepare and […]

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Keep it in the fairway

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Some fundamental “mechanics” can help a religious organization determine if it’s prepared to borrow.

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New normal realities: religious financing, compensation/benefits & fundraising (part 2)

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At a Church Executive live roundtable, high-level religious financing, compensation/benefits and fundraising experts surveyed the landscape surrounding these key areas of church management.

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New normal realities: religious financing, compensation/benefits & fundraising (part 1)

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At a Church Executive live roundtable, high-level religious financing, compensation/benefits and fundraising experts surveyed the landscape surrounding these key areas of church management.

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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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