Autumn 2012

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Our pledge

In Trust acting president G. Douglass Lewis says that In Trust will continue to be an essential partner and resource to theological schools as they work to be the best they can be.
Issue: Autumn 2012
Topic(s): About the In Trust Center
Department: From the president's desk
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Forgive as you can, one step at a time

Being an adoptive parent means learning to forgive, says contributing editor Melinda R. Heppe. Sometimes boards need to learn forgiveness as well, starting with small steps.
Issue: Autumn 2012
Topic(s): Spiritual life
Department: Spirit matters
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Governing in the midst of climate change

Navigating successfully in an atmosphere of overlapping outside authorities requires boards and administrators to exercise special dexterity and acumen.
Issue: Autumn 2012
Topic(s): Financial health (institutional) , Governance wise practices , Presidential leadership , Shared governance
Department: Perspective
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Strengthen the mission during megatransition
A view from Oral Roberts University

While weathering a major disruption, governance leaders should commit to knowing, guarding, and strengthening the institution's mission.
Issue: Autumn 2012
Topic(s): Governance wise practices
Department: Viewpoint
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Fraud happens
Reducing the risks

Fiduciary oversight is the purview of all board members, and it can't be delegated solely to one committee.
Issue: Autumn 2012
Topic(s): Financial health (institutional)
Department: Tool box
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Oversight and self-regulation for religious charities

In the next few months, the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations will submit a report and recommendations to Senator Charles Grassley, who has long been troubled by a lack of accountability in the charitable world.
Issue: Autumn 2012
Topic(s): Financial health (institutional)
Department: Update
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