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Topic: Finances

January 17, 2012

Carol Howard Merritt: Supporting startup congregations

What role does financial independence play in defining a church?

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June 13, 2013

Building a sustainable institution takes planning, political skill and investment in people

A hospital founded in Burgundy, France, in 1443 illustrates how to extend your mission over time.

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April 25, 2011

Monday's News & Ideas

  • Jesuit influence remains
  • Archbishop addresses six-year-old
  • Christianity in China
  • Lessons from microfinance crisis
  • God and cheating
  • Pope's political Easter message
  • Under the Temple Mount
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September 5, 2013

Articulate your institution’s mission, then develop the financial model

The programs and services you offer must align with your mission, and decisions about staffing, facilities needs and revenue sources follow.

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January 26, 2012

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Mormon envy?
  • Gay marriage returns
  • Chicago Archdiocese bonds
  • Life after priesthood
  • Time management myth
  • London's homeless guides
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August 8, 2013

Finding a sustainable financial model for Christian institutions

Rather than fretting about growing revenue streams or cutting costs, it’s time to create new models for Christian congregations and related organizations. That starts with knowing how to read a balance sheet.

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June 20, 2011

Carol Howard Merritt: Strap on the bungee cord, but wait to jump

How can we create new ministries that serve the poor and reach the young, and still feed our families?

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April 24, 2014

Thursday's News & Ideas

  • Economic justice for the religious left
  • Historic church fights bankruptcy
  • Faith & football
  • Peace at home
  • Hollywood & heaven
  • Giving up
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February 8, 2012

Wednesday's News & Ideas

  • Clergy seek debt relief
  • Puritan liberty
  • A purpose-driven diet
  • Command and collaborate
  • Pray them home
  • 'Power Concedes Nothing'
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August 15, 2013

Developing a new financial model begins with an inventory of assets and liabilities

Conventional thinking about raising new money will not be as effective as in the past, so institutional leaders need to think differently.

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