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By Annette Buchanan
In our latest blog, Annette Buchanan discusses lessons learned about stewardship during the pandemic.
By Linda Buskirk
In Pledging Commitment, Linda Buskirk discusses the idea that we want people to pledge their commitment to their church, to invest in her existence.
By Maurice Seaton
Maurice Seaton gives us ten ideas to improve annual giving at your church. Each pledge or gift is a deeply personal decision and the easier you can make it to give, the better returns you will see.
By Melissa Rau
This month we are highlighting five resources to help your vestry or other church groups learn more about effective endowment management.
By Susan Erdey
Susie Erdey explains why pledge transparency can only be beneficial to the life of both individual members and the parish as a whole.
By Mike Chalk
Kick-Off Celebration, remember that you are just beginning to enter a significant phase of the campaign that has everything to do with reaching the goal of the campaign.
By Anna Olson
In the pledge-driven madness, let us not forget the other half of good stewardship: faithful and realistic budgeting.
By Deborah Kelly
Deborah Kelly writes about what it means to endow a pledge and shares her church’s successful, step-by-step campaign.
By Jim Murphy and Joe Tackett
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 donors and advisors to DAFs? Please join us for this informative new webinar and gain access to useful new tools for properly thanking, recording and cultivating DAF donors! ECF has recently established its own DAF, in collaboration with the Presbyterian Foundation, and is excited not only to make this new tool available to Episcopal leaders throughout the church, but also to help guide Episcopal leaders in parishes, dioceses and various organizations on the best ways to work with DAFs. Presented by Jim Murphy, Managing Program Director, Episcopal Church Foundation, Joe Tackett, Planning and Development Officer, Presbyterian Foundation, and featuring other DAF experts.