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 […]
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.
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.
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
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.
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