Finance

Building on how Jesus challenged us to consider proper use of our resources, this webinar will offer a broad overview of the most important aspects of parish finance and will share how your parish can improve in this vital as…
This web conference is designed to address how and why the stewardship efforts of so many congregations produce lackluster results. It will specifically examine the role of messaging and how tone and content can impact annual…
Sharing Audits describes ways to team up with neighboring churches to conduct an audit that may not only be less expensive, but might also be more useful.
The way your parish spends money is directly linked to mission and ministry and a key indication of your congregation’s identity.
We hear it all the time: You need to be doing year round stewardship! But how do we engage the topic of money in a way that is fun, engaging and deeply spiritual?
By Dick Kurth
We pushed and pried in private with some vestry members. What were their real attitudes toward “the numbers?”
Research on nonprofit fundraising suggests that as donor age decreases, the prevalence of the following donor questions increases: (1) Can I give online? and (2) How is my money making a difference?
By Tom Patterson
Especially in these difficult economic times, when every penny counts, an effective church audit is a necessity and no longer an option.
By Craig A. Bossi
Effective budgeting is not the result of the stressful days and nights of budget preparation, or the reams of financial spreadsheets produced, or even the many hard choices required to finalize a budget.
How congregations spend their money is a clear indication of their understanding of mission and ministry. For any parish leader, lay or clergy, a quick look at the financial situation can help one discern a key piece of the c…
Join other parishioners just like you to learn more about planned giving options and how they can benefit both you and your congregation.
ECF hosts quarterly webinars that focus on relevant topics for Planned Giving and Development Leaders.
How much money is “enough” for a planned gift?
Learn how a legacy society will enhance and empower your congregation's planned giving ministry.
This webinar on opportunities of chariatble remainder trusts features a conversation's with ECF's new legal counsel, Nancy Marx, and David Leibell, ECF's prior attorney in planned giving work.