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Dave Odom: What to do when money gets tight

Don’t begin the conversation with the expenses to cut. Instead, focus on your organization’s assets and how they can be leveraged in service of your missional impact, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

Where does the money come from?

The changing economic environment requires all stakeholders -- staff, members, boards, clients and partners -- to understand the source of funding for an institution’s work.

Innovation and the bottom line

Maintaining a creative institutional culture doesn’t mean abandoning the budget. A free resource explores how innovation and business thinking can -- and should -- exist together.

Quiz: Investing for sustainability

Many congregations have endured staff cutbacks, salary freezes and deferred maintenance in response to the recession. But one budget area that may need to be increased, even in hard economic times, is programming, recent research suggests. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the relationship between economics and congregational health.