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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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.
Sometimes institutional leaders are focused on survival. These questions can help shift thinking toward thriving, even in a climate of scarcity.
There are three New Testament models of stewardship: the beggar, the patron and the tentmaker. Can we re-imagine these roles for a new age? asks a UMC bishop.
A tax-deduction thank-you letter is no longer enough. Donors today want to know more, so transparency and accountability are critical to a nonprofit's success, says an executive with DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding website for public school teachers.
To grow their financial base, Christian leaders will need to show how their work is transforming communities.
Seventy volunteers formed a bucket brigade to move 7 metric tons of dirt up four steep flights of steps to fill 50 kiddie pools that make up the rooftop garden that will serve two nearby food pantries. Photo courtesy of Metro Baptist Church
Metro Baptist Church and its sister nonprofit, Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, have made the most of resources to create a thriving ministry to the poor in Hell’s Kitchen with a small budget and staff.
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