Nov 6

Lending to Churches & Other Nonprofit Organizations

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Recorded Webinar Includes

  • Recording of the Live Webinar
  • Available 6 business days following Live date
  • Available for 6 months following Live
  • Handout and Take-Away Toolkit
  • Available on Desktop, Mobile & Tablet
  • Free Digital Download, yours to keep
  • Share link with anyone at your bank
  • Presenter’s contact info for follow-up

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Financial institutions must recognize the fundamental differences between lending to nonprofit and for-profit businesses – or risk suffering loan losses. Nonprofits’ goals differ greatly from other business entities because they don’t seek to maximize owner/shareholder wealth/value. Net income is usually minimal, which may or may not indicate poor cash flow. In addition, collateral is generally not a repayment option – without a potential public relations disaster.

In the face of declining government support, cash-strapped nonprofits are turning to local financial institutions for commercial loans and lines of credit. Do you know how to adequately evaluate a nonprofit entity’s loan request? This presentation will address the skills required to understand and underwrite the associated risks of lending to nonprofits and churches. Suggested performance ratios and underwriting benchmarks will be provided.

Continuing Education:   Attendance verification for CE credits upon request


  • Nonprofit accounting
    • FASB 117 Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations
    • New FASB nonprofit accounting guidelines
    • When is an audit required?
  • Tax Return Form 990 Part VI & Form 990-N
    • Nonprofits that are exempt from filing
  • Lending to nonprofits
    • Application and loan officer inquiries
    • Credit analyst’s financial assessment, including cash flow, liquidity, debt management, leverage, and key performance ratios
    • Other considerations, including concentrations and budget for the next operating year
    • Assessment of board and key executives
  • Lending to churches
    • Major factors to examine when underwriting church loans
    • Prequalifying for a loan – suggested underwriting guidelines
  • Illustration – building project benchmarks

    • Employee training log
    • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key


This webinar will benefit commercial loan officers, credit analysts, senior credit officers, loan review officers, and branch managers.


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