“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 […]
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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.
Visionary, entrepreneur, philanthropist, faithful Orthodox: John Santikos models a path that others may follow
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.
Helpful information about why you should implement online giving.
Read how other charities are participating in the rapid rise of giving in the first half of 2015.
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