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The research that undergirds this report involved more than 3,000 congregational leaders from various religious traditions who responded to surveys about the impact of the recent economic downturn...

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This blog is updated with new content nearly every week, including short articles and the occasional free webinar on various aspects of philanthropy and giving. Special attention is given to the...

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Kerry Alys Robinson is the executive director of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, dedicated to promoting best practices in the management of the Catholic Church in the...

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Now in its fourth edition, this book is a standard for those planning a capital campaign, and seeking to learn about the components, potential, and best practices from an experienced practitioner....

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Integrating stewardship into worship can be a challenge, and David Mosser has compiled some outstanding resources to help congregations focus on this aspect of their worship and life together....

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Named an Amazon Editors’ Favorite Book of the Year for 2013, this highly readable and no-nonsense guide to congregational fundraising can be very helpful to congregation leaders, finance committees...

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This book of essays offers a distinctive approach to generosity in the broadest sense, with reflections from a variety of perspectives placed into context. In whole or in part, this volume will be...

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Giving, loving, understanding and encouraging (G.L.U.E.) those with disabilities in your congregation is the focus of this training program. The manual provides processes and resources aimed at...

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The Jewish philosopher and rabbi, Abraham Heschel, wrote, “Just to be is a blessing.” Holding a sense of gratitude contributes to well-being. This is true for individuals. What if it is also...

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Fundraising consultant, Emily Davis, presents this thorough and helpful resource to aid congregations and other non-profits in understanding the differences between traditional fundraising and what...

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Not merely a book for preachers, Craig Satterlee has written a theological guide for thinking about raising money in the church. Structured around a series of questions to ask when preparing to...

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By contrasting generosity as a way of choosing to be free in a world constrained by greed, Christian social entrepreneur Jeff Shinabarger shares his story of redefining how much is “enough”. By...

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From his experience as a church growth and fundraising consultant, this author clarifies the issues that make stewardship so challenging in modern times. The first chapter’s discussion of the...

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“What if we went beyond meeting needs to seeking shalom?” This 6-session, web-based curriculum brings together biblical scholars, community leaders, seasoned practitioners and those who experience...

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There are many books on the topic of generosity and financial stewardship for congregations, including several good ones by Scott McKenzie and his colleagues at Horizon Stewardship. This book...

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Question: how do charitable donors ensure the best outcome for recipients in chronic need? Answer: they contribute to organizations or businesses that actually help persons and communities out of...

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Rabbi Lazer Gurkow is the presenter in this nine part video series on Tzedakah: The Jewish Concept of Charity. Gurkow is a spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Tefilah in London, Ontario and...

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Beginning from the premise that in order to be fruitful, all ministry must be clearly grounded in a consistent theological worldview, this short e-book offers a very readable theological reflection...

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Offering a variety of studies, interactive lessons, and content for worship, the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry is a good foundation for stewardship education and...

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How does the congregation handle records for the pastor’s discretionary fund? In-kind gifts after a disaster? A collection to defray a member’s medical expenses? This training resource will help...

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