Endowing one’s pledge is the ideal way for some church members to support their church long after their passing. It involves donating enough money to keep their pledge in perpetuity. The Episcopal Church Foundation.
Whether your church has an endowment fund or is considering establishing one, here are some important considerations from the National Council of Nonprofits. (Photo: Pongsajapan, Creative Commons)
An church endowment fund can help provide financial stability and encourage good stewardship practices. This guide from lays out some good principles and tips on how to get started. This is from the ELCA Foundation. Most denominations have a similar ministry that serves their congregations.
Looking for a basic guide to begin planning an endowment fund for your congregation? Download this free 42-page PDF from Thrivent and the InFaith Community Foundation. It has plenty of good material to get you started. (Photo: Raul Hernandez Gonzalez, Creative Commons)