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 […]
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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.
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.
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.
Orthodox Christians exercise philanthropy but the church fails to successfully compete with universities and other charities.
The massive responsibilities that a priest bears makes it difficult to read any article that begins “important tasks”. Yet if these are attended to, the smooth running office lightens other burdens.
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.
Ramp up volunteer engagement in fulfilling the mission of the parish by recruiting and involving “professional” volunteers.
Ship of Fools – Satirical (but helpful) British Website About Christianity that Requires a Robust Sense of Humor
They’re insightful, off-the wall funny and sometimes a bit shocking. Yet they are actually sincere believers debunking secularization and the societal marginalization of Christianity. Hold on to your seat belt.
How long has it been since the parish facilities were thoroughly assessed? Get help here.
A number of study projects have generated extensive information assisting church leadership to understand the contemporary social, financial, congregational and personal dynamics that condition clergy lives and ministry. These projects created excellent resources to support pastoral leadership, clergy and their work. Links to these resources are found here.
How to attract and retain young adults to parish life is an ever-present and ever-growing challenge to priests and those involved in youth ministry. Read here what is working for other churches. Some may apply to Orthodoxy.
Great insights into youth culture and faith experiences of young people today are available in this landmark study. Very helpful reading for priests and those engaged in youth ministry.
Frustrated with efforts to ramp up youth ministry and the alarming departure of young people from the Church? Find help here.
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