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Storehouses

Abstract

God is a storehouse and God owns storehouses, both in heaven and on earth. We are created in His image so He allows us to become Kingdom storehouses in order to bless others and advance the Kingdom of God...
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Spiritual Due Diligence™

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While due diligence has long been a fixture and mainstay of professional investing and private equity, Spiritual Due Diligence™ has been ignored and overlooked until now. Most VC's invest in the head and the grey matter between the ears—an entrepreneur’s or team’s education, knowledge, track record, intellect and experience—plus their chemistry as a team and with the VC and variety of other factors. Kingdom Venture Partners considers the heart equally important, and looks for wholistic opportunities and management teams where there is integration between the head and the heart.
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Seeking Alpha

Abstract

In the world of institutional investment management, investors seek to achieve an optimal return on their investment commensurate with the level of risk that the investment bears. These “professional” investors do not exclusively focus on investment return; but also give equal, if not greater, consideration to the risk(s) they incur to achieve their expected return. Risk and return constitute the two main components of all investment, portfolio, and capital market theory; and the relationship between risk and return receives a great deal of attention in both the academic and real investment communities.

Institutional investors are basically risk adverse. They attempt to characterize and quantify the correlation between risk and return in an effort to mitigate risk and rationalize their investment behavior while pursuing the notable goal of achieving optimal risk adjusted return. Furthermore, the generation of superior risk adjusted return, particularly over a longer time horizon, is the crowning success of all investment management and of any investor who is fortunate enough to have achieved it.

This white paper will provide an overview of risk and return and the key concepts and principles that correlate their relationship and drive capital market theory and investment behavior. We will look at return and risk; their correlation; and the concepts of “beta” and “alpha” in an attempt to provide insight into risk adjusted return and how it might be achieved and sustained.
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Building Financial Infrastructure for the Kingdom Transfer of Wealth

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Kingdom Venture Partners, LP (“KVP” or “Kingdom Ventures”) is the first venture capital fund established for the purpose of raising capital from Kingdom-minded investors for investment solely into Kingdom-minded companies.
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What a Venture Capitalist Really Thinks

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A venture capitalist shares his views and insights on the protocol for entrepreneurs--do's and don'ts--of working with a venture capitalist.
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From Wasteland to Wealth: A Historical Timeline of the State of Texas Permanent University Fund

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Texas alone of all the states in the U.S. has a state endowment reserved entirely for higher education. The incredible story of the Permanent University Fund thus provides a case study in higher education finance and governance, public policy, and state politics
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Of Rivers and Universities

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Rivers and universities are two important resources with enormous potential value to society. However, both must be harnessed in order for society to receive the maximum possible benefits from each. Additionally, each has a maintenance fee associated with it which requires an adequate level of investment by society. The many parallels or similarities between these two powerful entities provide a number of analogies which are explored in essay form.
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The Psychology of Investing

One of the fundamental but little-understood truths governing nonprofit fund raising is that philanthropists are, ipso facto (by nature), investors in society...
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Fund Raising and the College Presidency in an Era of Uncertainty: From 1975 to the Present

Abstract

During the last 20 years the level of intensity, the sense of urgency, and the technical sophistication associated with fund raising dramatically increased on the nation's campuses and among nonprofits in general--in fact, so much so that public colleges and universities began development programs en masse and launched aggressive, bold campaigns to rival their private counterparts. As a result, considerably more critical attention and media coverage was given to the role of college and university presidents in fund raising. However, as a whole, this body of writing has lacked depth and context, and the present article provides a broad framework from which to understand this phenomenon.
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Surveying the Major Gifts Literature: Observations and Reflections

Abstract

This essay-review gives only cursory attention to the technical aspects of major gifts (i.e., process and controlling principles), and instead focuses more broadly and strategically on the critical importance of mission, quality, leadership, and prestige; the dichotomy which exists between annual and major gift fund raising; and the need for an empirically-derived and theoretically-driven model of fund raising and philanthropic behavior to inform the major gifts effort.
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Toward a Theory of Fund Raising in Higher Education

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Fund raising has played a prominent role in the history of American higher education and long been a central function of the academic presidency. Today fund raising provides support for more areas of higher education than ever before, and academic chief executives are increasingly expected or required to take an active role in procuring and stewarding private gifts for their institutions. Our research is the first study of this phenomenon that is both national in scope and theory-generating. The key variables or prerequisites which determine fund-raising outcomes were identified and theoretical models were formulated which explain, respectively, the fund-raising process and presidential fund raising in higher education.
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The Effects of Institutional Prestige and Presidential Leadership on Academic Fund Raising: A Qualitative Inquiry

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Organizational prestige and chief executive leadership each strongly influence fund-raising outcomes in higher education and other nonprofit enterprises. However, the relationship between these two factors has yet to undergo scientific scrutiny or analysis. Data from a national qualitative study help to describe and explain the nature of this relationship and its interactive effects.
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Vision of New Measures

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Vision of Treasury Printing Press

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