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Thumb local church planned giving manual

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This is a very practical resource from the United Church of Christ, designed to help congregational leaders develop and manage a congregational Planned Giving ministry. It includes key information...

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Beyond Fundraising covers all aspects of congregational stewardship and fundraising in short, practical chapters. It targets Unitarian congregations and assumes that tradition’s governance, but the...

Thumb horizons

organization

This fundraising company, based in Arkansas, has a staff of consultants who provide a wide range of strategic ministry and stewardship planning services, led by Dr. J. Clif Christopher, United...

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While most charitable giving is geared toward religious organizations, is there any carry-over in giving to non-religious organizations? The answer appears to be “yes,” based upon giving by...

Thumb planned giving simplified

book

For-profit and nonprofit institutions looking to create a gift giving component for their organization will find this a valuable resource. Written by the founder of the National Planned Giving...

Thumb the paradox of generosity

book

Mr. Rogers (yes, Mr. Rogers of that particular neighborhood) had a saying. It went, “The more love you give away…the more love you have to give away.” That simple, yet wise saying could be an...

Thumb religious giving

book

This broad ranging book edited by David Smith explores the connection between religion and giving. Ten contributing authors within the Abrahamic traditions deal with a variety of issues. Each...

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SimpleGive is an online giving software vendor that brings technology to religious groups and other nonprofits. SimpleGive can receive donations via computers, smartphones, on-site kiosks, and text...

Thumb rambams ladder

book

This carefully written book by bestselling author Julie Salamon is written within a Jewish perspective but an excellent resource for virtually anyone interested in the question of generosity. ...

Thumb donor centered planned gift

book

Michael J. Rosen has been called the father of modern planned giving strategy in America. In the secular nonprofit world, he is widely sought after for training and consulting on planned giving....

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A Gift Acceptance Policy governs a congregation’s receipt of donations, especially deferred donations, designated donations, and gifts of real or personal property. Many congregations will find it...

Thumb lake institute

organization

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI is the first school of Philanthropy in the world. It is also home to the Lake Institute of Faith & Giving-an institute as unique as the school of...

Thumb maximum generosity

web resource

Stewardship and generosity are important principles for any congregation, but they can be difficult topics to address. Brian Kluth has created this site in order to aid congregations, nonprofits,...

Thumb passing the plate

book

Stingy and Christian just don’t seem like words that should go together, yet authors and sociologists Christian Smith and Michael Emerson explain they unfortunately do. Passing the Plate provides...

Thumb giving and stewardship

book

"Two things are true of congregations," writes Kennon Callahan in this classic book on stewardship. "Congregations never have enough money.” And “Congregations have all the money they really need...

Thumb you are invited

book

Well known and respected fundraising leader Brian Kluth’s small book has been translated into 30 languages. It is designed for personal study, group study or family study over a 40 day period. It...

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WeShare, a division of Liturigcal Press, Inc., is a stewardship communication company that offers congregations and other nonprofits software to enable congregants to make online donations....

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empty tomb, inc. is a service and research organization, focused on financial discipleship strategies and church giving patterns. They seek to help the church to serve the poor and love our...

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Faith-based community gardens almost always have a “giving” component. They ask gardeners to pledge a percentage of their produce to the poor, or encourage people to ‘plant a row for the hungry’,...

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book

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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