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10 tips to prepare your church for financing ministry expansion

Our expertise. Your mission. By Kari Boyce & Chris Lewis Growing ministries face financial and facility capacity constraints on a regular basis. One important question is, How does a ministry prepare for financing its growth? Here is some guidance from a lender’s perspective. Be intentional about managing your records and your books. I’m talking about […]

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Why you need an emergency fund – and how to build one

  By Alina Parizianu You’re driving home from a wonderful vacation and the “check engine” light in your vehicle comes on. The engine is running smoothly, and the transmission is shifting properly, so you continue to drive the vehicle, thinking it will be OK until you can get home and have it checked by your mechanic. Suddenly, […]

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Top 15 Articles of 2018

By Skylar Griego As we adjust to writing “2019” in our planners, now is a good time to reflect on 2018 and see the big picture. At Church Executive, that means taking a look at which articles were most important to our readers. When we looked at the 15 most-read articles, the editors noticed there […]

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What cloud computing can do for your church’s financial reporting

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  Like any other organization, it is necessary for a church to compile financial reports on a regular basis. Many churches use Microsoft Excel, which requires constant manual data input from a user on a designated device. The problem with this system is that configuring the information for specific reports requires a lot of work […]

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When you present your ministry to a potential financial partner‭, ‬what will the lender look for‭?‬

By Dan Mikes You’ve been offering two or three weekend worship services for quite a while, you are regularly filling more than 80 percent of the seats available in your worship facility, and you are at maximum capacity in the children’s space.  Understandably, your leadership team has decided it is time to expand. 

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ON THE MONEY: 3 seasoned financial experts talk about church leaders’ biggest challenges, and how to tackle them

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Since 2002, Rev. Dr. Day has held numerous positions with MMBB, including providing service to members and employers. Now, she serves as director of development. In her career, Day has also served as an area minister, senior pastor, and director of campus ministry. She holds both MDiv and DMin degrees. One thing […]

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Strategies for cultivating major gifts

Did you know your church management software — and the data within it — can be a big help? When a church leader considers ways to drive major gifts, church management software / systems (ChMS) probably isn’t their first thought. Why should this tool spring to mind? Scott Romig: Unfortunately, church management systems are still […]

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Sage Broadens Vertical Market Reach with Powerful New Products at Sage Intacct Advantage 2018

Industry-First Solution Helps Nonprofits Address New Revenue Recognition Guidelines NASHVILLE – October 24, 2018 – Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions, today unveiled new innovations purpose-built for several key vertical markets onstage at Advantage 2018. They include Sage Intacct Revenue Recognition for Nonprofits, Sage Intacct Billing Workbench for software and technology companies, and new features for distributors […]

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Still using Excel for your church financial reporting? Come to the cloud: Learn how!

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Learn how “Cloud Computing” can do the heavy lifting for you. Join Church Executive and Sage Intacct for a FREE WEBINAR:   Wednesday, September 26 10 am ET / 9 am CT / 7 am PT In just 60 minutes, we’ll tell you how to “Leverage the Cloud for Quick & Easy Financial Reporting for  Faith-Based […]

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Delivering planned giving results

By Michael Prior, J.D. In our first two installments, this series discussed: So, what exactly is planned giving? and Recognizing planned giving as a ministry. Now, we’ll examine how a proactive planned giving stewardship program can deliver impressive, real-world results.

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