How much money is “enough” for a planned gift?
This webinar addresses how leaders can build trust to encourage planned gifts among donors and about the pitfalls that can be caused by a lack of trust.
Does your parish have a planned giving program? Learn how one parish used the church fair model to breathe life (pun intended) into their planned giving program.
In the Episcopal Church we believe that your estate and end of life plans should reflect your values. The following ECF resource contains three sections: the medical directive, planning your funeral and writing your will.
Planned gifts made to your school could be transformational in securing funds for scholarships, building endowments and new facilities, and empowering your future.
Selecting the best person(s) to lead your planned giving efforts is an important step in building and sustaining your program.
How are your leaders cultivating grants from Donor-advised Funds (DAF) created by your parishioners and other constituents? Since DAFs have become the fastest growing giving tool in the country, are you correctly recognizing …
By Demi Prentiss
Sometimes, the obstacle to creating an endowment is simply, “we don’t have the money.” In “Building a Legacy,” Demi Prentiss shares the story of how a smaller church, made smaller by a church split, found a way to build a leg…
Is there a sure-fire way to set up a planned giving effort from scratch in a congregation? While there's no magic bullet, Jim Murphy, ECF's managing program director for financial resources, recommends these basic steps.
By Celeste Ventura
That idea of legacy as the way we live, not simply the things we leave, is fundamental to our Christian understanding of generosity. What are the practices you are living forward and what do you understand about practice, gen…
Please join us as we review some of the main tools of Planned Giving on Demand, including sample articles, booklets, and brochures.
Undertaking a capital campaign can seem daunting, but it need not be.
Learn more about how to ensure that your end of life and medical care wishes will be fulfilled.
Learn more about planned giving options and how they can benefit both you and your parish or favorite Episcopal charity.
Learn how a legacy society will enhance and empower your congregation's planned giving ministry.
Would you like to discover if a donor-advised fund (DAF) is a good choice for you and your family to enhance your philanthropic planning and stewardship?
A Legacy Society is not only a great way to encourage planned gifts, but a way for those who provide for the church to witness to their faith. Here's how to create an informational brochure and enrollment form.
What does the Bible say? Here are a few passages of scripture that are often used for bible study, stewardship campaigns, or communication materials to reflect on God's gifts to us and our call to respond in gratitude.
Five resources to help your congregation's efforts with planned giving, with the fifth resource suggesting a way to strengthen your practice of year-round stewardship.
By Deborah Kelly
Deborah Kelly writes about what it means to endow a pledge and shares her church’s successful, step-by-step campaign.