August 17, 2022

Five Resources on Transformational Stewardship

This month we offer five resources on Transformational Stewardship. Please share this digest with new members of your vestry and extend an invitation to subscribe to ECF Vital Practices to receive Vestry Papers, blogs, and the monthly digest.

In January 2022, the ECFVP team recommended a number of transformative tools for the new year, one of which is ECF 360, a low-cost, self-service subscription site for comprehensive fundraising. Read more about it here.

In her blog, New Use for the Annual Report, Linda Buskirk suggests using an annual report to develop a letter or email to parishioners to once again thank them for their financial support and help them feel connected to the church.

The Rev. Ken Howard draws on over 25 years of experience to offer ten stewardship dos and don’ts in 10 Counterintuitive Practices that will Improve Your Stewardship (even during a pandemic).

Erin Weber-Johnson gives us the hallmarks of a positive approach to annual giving in her article Wholehearted Stewardship.

In his article, Creating Year-round Stewardship with Holy Currencies, Bill Cruse discusses other currencies besides money that allow a church to function smoothly.