Table of contents for Remember the future : financial and asset management for congregations / Gerald W. Keucher.

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Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 13
The Context I?ve Observed, 14 ? Finances and Program Work Together, 18
? Some Unique Aspects of Congregations, 19 ? Denomination-Neutral
Vocabulary, 21
1. Leadership for the Long Haul 23
The Dif?culty and Expense of Managing Assets, 28 ? The Tyranny of the
Present and the Local, 30 ? The Thought That ?Church Is Different,? 31
? The Future: Something You?re Moving Toward, or Something Coming
at You? 32
2. Straight Talk about Your Assets 34
Land ? One of Two Things That Should Last, 36 ? Long-Term Investments
? The Other Perpetual Asset, 39 ? Buildings ? The Asset
That Requires Resources, 43 ? Buildings ? The Asset That Provides
Resources, 45 ? People Are Your Primary Current Asset, 46 ? Finally, Your
Reserve Funds, 49 ? How It All Works Together, 50
3. Investments: The Other Permanent Asset 53
What Is an Endowment, and Should We Have One? 54 ? Some Cautionary
Examples, 56 ? Responsibilities of Fiduciaries, 59 ? Some Dynamics
You May Recognize, 59 ? Why Many Fail to Achieve Their Goals, 62
? Many Parishes Forget about In?ation, 63 ? Total Return Investing, 67
? Diversi?cation Helps Manage the Risks, 68 ? Determining the Asset
Mix, 72 ? Strategic or Tactical Approach, 74 ? Figuring the Moving
Average, 75 ? Buying Low and Selling High, 77 ? Some Ways It
Can Work, 78 ? Report and Monitor, 80 ? A Summary of Points to
Remember, 82 ? Conclusion, 88
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4. Building Maintenance for the Long Term 90
Why Keep Up the Buildings? 91 ? Get Used to Thinking about It, 93
? Capital Replacement, Capital Maintenance, and Capital Repair, 94 ?
Look Around Regularly, 97 ? Get It While It?s Small, 97 ? Make Plans in
an Orderly Way, 98 ? Do It Right, 99 ? Reserve for Capital Needs, 103 ?
Keep Records, 110 ? Call on Assistance, 111
5. Outside Use of Your Buildings 113
Why Are You Letting Outside Groups Use Your Space? 114 ? ?We?ll Get
People to Join Our Congregation,? 115 ? ?It?s Part of Our Outreach,? 116
? Mixed Motives Can Make a Mess, 118 ? What Can You Afford to
Let Others Use? 119 ? How Much Should They Pay? 121 ? Get It Clear
and in Writing, 123 ? The Owner Proposes the Lease, 124 ? Insurance
Matters, 125 ? Look Down the Road and around the Corners, 126 ?
What about Taxes? 127 ? Do We Have to Get Approval? 128 ? Get the
Assistance You Need, 129
6. Support from Your Members 130
The Lure of ?Other People?s Money,? 130 ? Bringing It Home, Keeping
It Real, 133 ? Stewardship and Fund-Raising, 134 ? The Catalyst for
Transformation, 136 ? Priming the Pump, 138 ? Put Your Money Where
You Want Your Heart to Be, 139 ? From Obligation to Opportunity, 143 ?
From Stewardship to Fund-Raising, 144 ? The Three Kinds of Giving, 145
? Asking for Money, 146 ? Watch Your Language, and Here?s Why, 147
? The Five Institutional Pitches, 149 ? Building on the Foundation, 158 ?
Capital Campaigns, 159 ? Planned Giving, 164 ? Conclusion, 171

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Church finance.
Episcopal Church -- Finance.