Finances in the Time of Crisis
The aim for this survey is to collect data that we can then synthesize and share back with you about tools and strategies to increase online giving & continue ministries in new ways in this time of growing need.
Additionally, Metro IAF & CPA Co-op are reaching out to a group of foundations and lending institutions to see what emergency lending / lines of credit may be made available to congregations. Your participation in this survey will help identify the size of the need; and help us organize a response and share that information with you.
We will not share any of your information (or identify your congregation - except to contact you about potential lines of credit or emergency cash opportunities that may be of benefit to you). We will only aggregate answers to identify the size of need.
Please feel free to only share the information that you are comfortable giving. That said as you will see the majority of the questions are optional.
The more you are able to share, the more helpful we can be to you and others. That said, if you would just like to be kept in the loop about the information we share, just fill our your contact information and what tools you are using and are most interested in.
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Name of Congregation / Organization
Location (City, State)
Your Name & Role at Congregation
Which bank do you currently bank with?
What was your approximate annual revenue in 2019?
What is the total estimated value of your assets? (to include land, building, investments, etc)
What kind of line of credit might be helpful to you in the short-term? $25k, $50k, $100k, $200k?
Do you have loans that you’d be interested in refinancing?
How long can you sustain your operation if you don't have a significant influx of cash? How many months of cash-on-hand do you have? What's your current burn rate?
What kinds of cost reduction measures are you considering or making plans to possibly implement in the near term?
Are you interested in seeing if CPA can help lower your costs (or increase income) in any of the following areas? (Check all that apply)
Electricity (DC/MD/CT/MA/IL only)
Increase collections through online donations / tithing
Training & sample scripts to make calls to members to invite them to give online, and invite them to ministries that have started online
Direct Mail / Appeal (through a 3rd party provider, you provide the template and contacts, a 3rd party sends -- if we work together, we can save a lot)
What kinds of things are you trying to do to increase income and cash flow?
What percentage of your tithes/pledges/collections come from online methods already?
10% or less
80% or more
Please name any providers / tech tools that you use and think have been helpful to you and may be useful to others.
What tools or technologies are you now considering to try to collect money given this uncertain pandemic closure period?
Are you interested in joining a call on Thursday, March 26th at 1 pm EST to talk about best practices and what we learned from the survey?
What other challenge is most pressing? What other insight would you like to get from other congregation leaders in a similar situation to you?
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