November 17, 2016

Vital Practices Digest: 5 Endowment Resources

In the November Vital Practices Digest, we offer 5 resources for creating and growing endowments, practicing good oversight, and establishing year-round stewardship in your congregation.

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1. Swimming Naked

Swimming Naked” shares how congregations with endowments may have trouble below the surface that no one can see at the moment. 

2. Endowments

Not entirely sure what endowments are? “Endowments” shares, in simple terms, what they are and the key issues congregations should consider when planning for and creating an endowment. 

3. Are You Overspending Your Endowment?

How do you know if you’re over-spending? Do the endowment police show up in force? “Are You Overspending Your Endowment?” shares how overspending may occur illegally – or accidentally – and how to make things right.

4. Creating a Legacy Society

A legacy society can help create or grow an endowment through planned giving. “Creating a Legacy Society” shares how to create a brochure and enrollment form that can be customized for your congregation. 


5. Final Affairs’ Fair Offers a Good Way Out

“‘Final Affairs’ Fair Offers a Good Way Out” shares how St. Andrew’s hosted an event to discuss and plan end of life issues. It also includes a resource that congregations may adapt for their own contexts.

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