Every parish should have an established and active planned giving program. The priest is a key player here inasmuch as he can articulate the vision and mission of the parish thereby inspiring parishioners to participate.
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Tired of dragging the parish kicking and screaming from one level of joy and freedom in the Kingdom of God to the next? Try a Strategic Initiatives Fund.
Learn the environment. Define your mission. Claim your space. Apply professional fundraising methodology to gather resources and build spiritual involvement.
New forms of Internet-based fundraising are beginning to replace the traditional walk-a-thons, running and cycling events.
Parishes understandably struggle to properly establish and manage endowment funds. Here is a key resources to comprehending and properly applying the Management of Institutional Funds Act.
This article is a resource on some technical aspects of establishing and managing parish endowments.
Managing debt in a parish – some general guidelines.
Every parish needs an ongoing major gift program and almost every priest needs coaching in this essential skill as part of effectively leading, managing and developing a parish.
Though firm trust and faith in God that we are being taken care of is the most effective Christian response to fear, this does not relieve us of the responsibility for good financial management.
This short introductory article gives some basic advice on planning for a major construction project and working with those who will do the construction.
Many Wealthy Plan to Remember Charities in Their Estates – Does Your Parish Have an Endowment Program?
To remember the parish in one’s will is to look back upon life with gratitude and to look forward to the spiritual well being of future generations.
This article posits an interesting theory: it is not a happy life that prompts generosity. Rather, it is generosity that brings joy, purpose and abundance to life.
Countless articles are available regarding online giving to local churches. This one seems particularly informative and helpful.
The odds are long but take a shot at a grant up to $50,000 for a clergy renewal program. Don’t be misled because the program is run by a Protestant seminary. Read the material. You can customize your personal program with the parish.
In almost every major fundraising effort undertaken by Stewardship Advocates, all the resources that were necessary for success were to be found right in the local community.
See to whom and for what the very wealthy give.
For those courageous enough to enter into major gift fundraising or perhaps at least sensible enough to retain an experienced consultant here’s a basic search tool.
The very wealthy actually increased their giving 28%
One of the great teachers of our time. A mentor to innumerable priests. Catch all of his lectures on Ancient Faith Radio
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