Baby Boomers Poised to Give $8 Trillion, Study Says DANUTA OTFINOWSKI/AMERICAN RED CROSSOnce retirees commit their time, they end up volunteering more hours than any other age group, the study found. By Maria Di Mento Retirees are expected to donate about $6.6 trillion in cash and $1.4 trillion in volunteer services during the next 20 […]
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San Antonio Area Foundation Receives $605 Million Bequest DECEMBER 16, 2015 The San Antonio Area Foundation has announced a bequest valued at more than $605 million from local cinema businessman and real estate entrepreneur John L. Santikos. It’s the largest gift made in the entire philanthropic community of America in 2015. The largest gift in […]
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.
Seasonal mailed appeals are useful for increasing income, reflection upon the occasion of the feast and maintaining communications with parishioners.
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.
Organize parish leadership for a “thank-a-thon” and build deeper relationships within the parish.
Time and again, capital campaigns prove to be the vehicle to raise significant funds and achieve unprecedented giving.
Orthodox Christians Dr. P. Roy and Diane Vagelos generously share their wealth to help others.
Considering Loved Ones: Excellent End of Life Downloadable Materials from the Family Life Ministry of the OCA
There is a natural hesitancy by almost everyone to plan for end of life issues. Yet our loved ones need us to do this.
Try crowdfunding for youth ministry as a project. Select a different cause or purpose each year for the youth.
Orthodox Christians exercise philanthropy but the church fails to successfully compete with universities and other charities.
Give prayerful consideration to serving on the parish council. They need you but only if you are dedicated and willing.
Without vision and strategy a parish will be given a default future – NOT of its own choosing. Planned giving an important vision and strategy tool.
Find guidelines to conduct your fundraising efforts here.
Read how other charities are participating in the rapid rise of giving in the first half of 2015.
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