Issues that Matter
The webinars hosted by Global Institute of Church Management bring together experts in Church teaching and business best practice to discuss strategies and ideas for strengthening today’s Church. With a focus on fostering more effective stewardship, our webinars are a must for anyone who wants to build a stronger Church.
Managing The Assets of The Church
Managing the Assets of the Church
In this series, developed in collaboration with the Fitzgerald Institute For Real Estate (University of Notre Dame), we spoke with experts from around the Church—and around the world—about the diverse assets we manage and the critical role that stewardship plays in nurturing these gifts for the good of souls.
When we speak of the assets of the Church, we don’t think of the laity working for and with Her as human capital, but at the end of the day, the Church’s biggest asset are the countless people who allow Her mission and legacy to carry on. This webinar will look at the importance good management has when dealing with talent and skills, as well as recommend best human resource practices.
May 2022 | 60 Minutes
Many of us have heard the criticism that the Church is “too rich”. The Church certainly has a wealth of assets at its disposal, but the truth of those assets — what they are and how they contribute to building the Body of Christ — is much more nuanced than many know.
Join us as we join experts in the field who are working on the ground to reimagine and revitalize Church properties in a way that better serves our apostolic and evangelical needs, while providing much-needed revenue for the Church — and to use those savings (and earnings!) in support of their critical ministries
April 2022 | Various
We have all seen the pitfalls of communication and the damage it has caused to the Church and the faithful, but its ability to evangelize and create communities makes it a powerful asset that should not be overlooked as a means of bringing the Church’s salvific message to many. Join us as we explore the role of Catholic media within the Church and in the global context.
March 2022 | 60 Minutes
We continue to focus on the importance of investing as a way to grow the assets of the Church. Given the complexity of portfolios and investments, most of us don’t have the background or knowledge to understand options presented to us and starting to invest seems like an impossible feat. Join us as we navigate the complexities of investing for Catholic institutions.
February 2022 | 60 Minutes
In this webinar, we’re shifting from real estate to a broader conversation – Innovative Financing.
While the Church has many real estate assets, reviving or repurposing these assets often requires substantial financing that most organizations are not prepared to face. Join us as we explore some innovative ways to arrange financing.
January 2022 | 60 Minutes
It can be difficult to honor donor intent and the legal legacy of a property as time passes and demographics and needs change. There are times when a property no longer serves its original purpose and it either has to be repurposed or sold. And every time that the Church purchases or acquires a property, it is imperative that She have the gift or purchase structured in a way that fulfills Her mission. With so many potential and actual circumstances, the question of maintaining legal legacies can become quite challenging. Watch as we explore these challenges and give innovative solutions for preserving intent while serving souls.
December 2021 | 60 Minutes
The Church has a significant number of properties in cities around the world, but as urban populations change, so do their needs. In this webinar, we speak with experts in the field who are working on the ground to reimagine and revitalize Church properties in a way that better serves our apostolic and evangelical needs, while providing much-needed revenue for the Church.
November 2021 | 60 Minutes
In this second episode we explore Rural Real Estate. We spoke with experts in the field who are working on the ground to reimagine and revitalize Church properties in a way that better serves our apostolic and evangelical needs, while providing much-needed revenue for the Church. Join us as we look at ways to transform the Church’s rural real estate.
October 2021 | 60 Minutes
Our inaugural event for the 2021-2022 webinar series “Managing the Assets of the Church.”
Among the many assets entrusted to the Church, real estate is possibly the most visible and the most affected by changing demographics, economics, and market trends. Join our panelists as they discuss innovative to face these changes.
SEPTEMBER 2021 | 60 Minutes
More than any other organization, the Church has a moral duty to model financial transparency. Our series Building a Transparent & Accountable Church was brought to you in collaboration with the Program of Church Management, Rome (PCM).
We conclude our series, Building a Transparent & Accountable Church, with a look at Catholic schools. Like dioceses and parishes, they face multiple challenges. They exist in a wide range of juridical constructs with varied funding. Many are subject to existing guidelines as non-profits/NGOs. This webinar will look at some of the main challenges and recommend principles for best practices.
MAY 2021 | 60 Minutes
Religious orders in the Catholic Church have long held a certain autonomy. Many have sizeable assets. As well, some are declining in their members. Many have been directly impacted by the sexual abuse carried out by their members. Challenges and changing financial standards create a unique situation for religious orders. This webinar looks at some of the main challenges and best practices.
APRIL 2021 | 60 Minutes
A discussion of precise challenges faced by parishes – pastors, staff, and parishioners – with specific recommendations. What does financial accountability look like at the parish level? How should the parish finance council be constructed and what are its primary responsibilities? What are the obligations of the pastor to parishioners and his bishop?
MARCH 2021 | 60 Minutes
Throughout the world, Catholic Dioceses face tremendous challenges in achieving financial transparency. A combination of factors, including cultural, legal, and political, directly impact how each diocese is able to practice financial transparency. This webinar will look at some of the main challenges and recommend principles for best practices.
February 2021 | 60 Minutes
As the world’s oldest non-profit organization, indeed, the world’s oldest institution, she faces many challenges to adapt to current professional standards of financial transparency. What a transparent culture is in the Church, the challenges, and consider specific environments in the Church.
January 2021 | 60 Minutes
More than any other organization, the Church has a moral duty to model financial transparency. What can we do to achieve it? Listen to our experts as they explore the importance of financial transparency in the Church.