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What is Planned Giving?

Planned giving refers to financial or other material donations designated to a congregation in advance as part of a donor’s overall lifetime and testamentary giving. Planned gifts have tax implications and are most often transmitted through a will, trust or annuity.

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Center for Congregations Director Wendy McCormick explains how the gift acceptance policy is crucial to planned giving and fundraising.

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Planned giving doesn’t need to be a complicated challenge for your congregation. By following these principles, your congregation can start securing the financial future of your...

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In recent years, many congregations have asked about the use of Appreciative Inquiry (AI).

Appreciative Inquiry
Appreciative Inquiry is the process of identifying, considering...

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Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro spoke with Hayim Herring, consultant, nonprofit organizational futurist and author of <a...

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This resource covers all aspects of congregational stewardship ranging from the spirituality of giving to the need for strategic planning for fundraising efforts.

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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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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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This book revolves around the importance of focusing on the donor and will help congregations build programs of planned giving.

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This two-page guide examines what to consider when beginning the strategic planning process, outlining the virtues of self-led and consultant-led processes.

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This book of practical tools turns strategic planning into “holy conversations” guided by three critical questions.

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This practical article shares the insights of six congregations who hired strategic planning consultants.

Large church assessment tools
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This congregational assessment from Holy Cow Consulting provides benchmark data to inform decisions about identity, clergy search, strategic...

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This essay discusses eight behaviors of congregations that learn well.

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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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