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.
How are you managing your Annual Stewardship Campaign this fall? It’s one of the major program areas of the church that has been impacted by the pandemic. Here some ideas to spark your creativity and planning. From the Episcopal Church Foundation.
How much does it really cost to operate your building ? Sure, you can add up the budget line items for heat, electricity, custodial services and so on, but that gives you only the total. This downloadable spreadsheet will help you calculate the cost per foot, per hour. From the Episcopal Church Foundation. (Photo: Anssi […]
In our materialistic culture “abundant living” can get confused with the “extravagant living.” When we start thinking of “abundance” in non-monetary terms, a whole new vision opens up for what it means to have enough. From the Episcopal Church Foundation. (Photo: OER Training, Creative Commons)
Covid-19 has upended every aspect of church, including finances. How can forward-thinking finance leaders prepare for a transformational future? In this webinar Episcopal Church Foundation explore finance and planning practices to help prepare congregations for the new and unexpected. (Photo: Mimi_K, Creative Commons)
Donors want to know, “What’s your church all about? Who are you, and how are you furthering God’s mission?” Answers go to the core of your church’s story, but many of us do a poor job of telling that story. Attention to branding is one way to help tell you church build an identity and […]
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: […]
It’s a part of every church leader’s learning curve: How to have adult conversation with God’s people about about money. It’s hard, often embarrassing, but engaging people honestly and openly about money is essential, says this writing from the Episcopal Church Foundation. (Photo: Daniel Dionne, Creative Commons)
Summer is the perfect time to recruit volunteers. Fewer committee meetings mean more time for the one-on-one visits so important to matching the right person to the job. Here is a recorded webinar and accompanying slides to help you put your team in place, from the Episcopal Church Foundation.
Every church should have an endowment. Sometimes congregations have more than one. And that can be confusing, especially if the policies and guidelines governing each aren’t clear. But an endowment can play an important role in your congregation’s overall financial management strategy. This article can help you plan. (Photo by DanielSTL, used by Creative Commons license)