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By Demi Prentiss
In this new blog series on “Reframing Assets”, ECF’s Endowment Management program hears how four churches adjusted their thinking about their finances after Covid – reimagining assets, uncovering riches beyond the balance sheet, and charting a new course for ministry.
By James W. (Jim) Murphy, CFRE and Greg Rousos, President & CEO of the New Covenant Trust/Presbyterian Foundation
On November 15, 2023 at 12 Noon Eastern Time, James W. (Jim) Murphy, CFRE of the Episcopal Church Foundation and Greg Rousos, President & CEO of the New Covenant Trust/Presbyterian Foundation reviewed a variety of ways to encourage more giving to your community of faith during this most generous time of the year.
By Josh Anderson
Unlocking the potential of young donors in your faith community demands a multifaceted approach. In this insightful infographic, we explore five powerful strategies proven to engage and inspire the next generation of philanthropists.
By Juliette Acker
A sustainable endowment depends on wise spending. Do you need to take a fresh look at how you make spending decisions at your church? In the following infographic, we clarify five common misconceptions that may affect your endowment spending decisions.
By Aline Sun
Tactical asset allocation (TAA) is an active investment strategy that involves making short-term changes to a portfolios asset allocation in response to market conditions. The goal of TAA is to add to portfolio returns by taking advantage of market trends or economic opportunities or to steer away from higher risk.
By Sandra Montes
How can the church make a difference in creating just economic systems? In Managing Assets to be Stewards of Humanity, Sandra Montes leads a conversation with Steven Lee, Bishop Matthew Heyd and Miguel Escobar as they discuss our moral imperative as Christians to help liberate those in economic bondage, particularly in the context of credit unions.
By Gerlene (GJ) Gordy
While Western culture often equates assets with things one can own and that have monetary value, in Reimagining Assets GJ Gordy shares a Navajo perspective, reminding us that culture, relationships and intergenerational wisdom are also essential community assets.
By Juliette Acker
If youre thinking of setting up an endowment fund or revising an existing one, here are some basic principles you should consider
By Aline Sun
Church endowment funds serve an endless number of purposes. But they all have one thing in common, – to provide a stable funding source while also preserving future purchasing power. Read more in Aline Suns blog, Investing for the Future: The Three Pillars of ECFs Endowment Strategy.
By Charis Bhagianathan
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month. In this, our second Pride issue honoring the LGBTQ+ community (find the previous issue here), we embark on a journey of understanding, inclusion and acceptance through Christ’s eyes, honoring the sacred worth of every individual.