“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.” (Deuteronomy 16:17) “…Send your treasures to the heavenly storage room. Deposit your wealth in God’s Bank, distributing it to the poor, the orphans and the widows, so that you can receive a million […]
Author Archive | Anthony Scott
For those interested in a deeper understanding of philanthropy Marts and Lundy together with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offer this bi-annual report.
You’ve just been given your first parish assignment. Whatever life experience you have been blessed to receive is about to be thoroughly tested and reconstituted.
Seasonal mailed appeals are useful for increasing income, reflection upon the occasion of the feast and maintaining communications with parishioners.
Learn the religious composition of your county or metro area.
What a blessing it is when a working professional offers their assistance in service to the parish! And yet there may arise managerial challenges to the relationship.
Patricia Bouteneff offers practical help in managing potential parish conflict.
It’s all too easy to judge the very well to do or to assume that they have little interest in God or the Church. Here’s insight into an aspect of their spiritual life.
Patricia Bouteneff continues her series on story telling as an essential leadership skill.
A working endowment not feeding the operating budget is a blessing. An endowment feeding the operating budget deprives parishioners of the joy of giving and creates cynicism.
A collection of Powerpoint presentations for Orthodox parish and organization development.
Identify symptoms of burnout early and avoid catastrophic eventualities by seeking help.
Organize parish leadership for a “thank-a-thon” and build deeper relationships within the parish.
Build leaders. Then let the leaders build additional leaders. And so the parish grows and fulfills its mission.
Time and again, capital campaigns prove to be the vehicle to raise significant funds and achieve unprecedented giving.
Prepare before jumping into envisioning and strategic planning
Visionary, entrepreneur, philanthropist, faithful Orthodox: John Santikos models a path that others may follow
Story telling likely began the first night that humans gathered by a fire.
Compare one’s own list of important tasks or roles as a church leader with these ten suggested ones.
Receive our occasional "Master Builders" e-newsletter and learn new Orthodox-oriented leadership, management and development skills.