When it comes to strategies for funding ministries, planned giving is often forgotten amid plans to raise yearly pledges or capital campaigns. But congregations would be wise to make it a priority, says the United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana. (Photo: Ken Mayer, Creative Commons)
Now is the time to introduce legacy giving to your congregation. Options like Charitable Remainder Unitrusts (CRUTs) afford homeowners a great way to both multiply assets and make a generous legacy gift to the church. Check out this article from the Episcopal Church Foundation and begin educating congregants about this and other planned giving options. (Photo: […]
The United Church of Christ has compiled a comprehensive guide for starting a planned giving ministry. Includes sections devoted to escongregational endowments, wills emphasis, how life-income gifts work, and more. The quintessential Planned Giving resource!
Here’s a site for you if your congregation has been intending to get busy with planned and legacy giving. From the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, this site covers the issue well and provides solid resources to get you going with a planned giving program. Check out its link to the PDF “Planned Giving Guide […]
The number of Americans 65 and older is expected to almost double from 40 million in 2010 to 74 million in 2030. Retirees facing an uncertain future on a fixed income may not be able to give as generously to the church year-by-year, but they will be putting their estate plans and wills in order. Here are some ways your congregation can get ready! (Photo: Garry Knight, Creative Commons)
An estate plan is a significant resource for a faithful Christian steward, and estate planning gives the church a tremendous opportunity to help educate parishioners about the key components of a Christian estate plan. Here are some ways to get started. (Photo by MonkeyBusinessImages, via Bigstockphoto.com.)