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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...

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 evaluating your ministry

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This brief article advocates for ministry and program evaluation and overcoming discomfort with evaluation to include it in intentional and effective ways. It begins by noting that evaluation...

Thumb projects that matter

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This book brings the process of formal and systemic program and project evaluation into congregations and religious organizations. It includes numerous examples from congregational and...

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An analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) can be helpful in evaluating the strategic effectiveness of existing church programs. This process should be used in...

Thumb how your cong learns

book

How Your Congregation Learns describes how congregational leaders move from identifying a congregational challenge to a project, program and activity that effectively addresses the challenge. The...

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The business of congregations and religious nonprofits is ministry - not business. Yet leaders of such institutions still have to make plans, manage operations, and lead others. Research suggests...

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