A regular review of your endowment policies can help ensure that your policies address changing circumstances and match your long-term objectives.
Congregations who can explore a new vision for “big picture” assessment and stewardship of their assets can find new life in a deeper relationship with both their assets and their community.
In this third of a four-part series, Demi Prentiss looks at how Trinity Cathedral in Portland, OR has reimagined its assets in the past four years since COVID-19.
The Rev. Greg Syler discusses assets and liabilities in our latest blog and asks the question, “are our buildings and property assets?” See what he has to say.
The four years since 2019 brought a new rector to The Trinitys Collaborative in suburban Boston, as well as some fresh thinking about how the two collaborating congregations might best live into God’s calling for them.
In ECF’s Endowment Management’s latest blog post, learn what ESG investing is and how it covers issues as diverse as CEO compensation and pollution.
In our latest blog, Bill Keslar of Building Solutions discusses facility audits and how they can help to accurately prepare operating budgets, guide capital campaigns, and direct long-range planning.
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 she…
The question of active or passive investing – which to use, which is better? – may have begun decades ago but remains a hotly debated topic today.
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 philanth…
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 …
Tactical asset allocation (TAA) is an active investment strategy that involves making short-term changes to a portfolio's asset allocation in response to market conditions. The goal of TAA is to add to portfolio returns by ta…
Where does your parish trust its money? Bruce Adams, President & CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, discusses credit unions vs. banks and the newly created New York Episcopal Federal Credit Union in our latest blo…
In Investing in the Future, Josh Anderson, Associate Program Director, ECF Endowment Management, outlines five things prospective donors want to know about your endowment.
In our latest blog, Carsten W. Sierck, Director of Endowment Management at ECF, reviews fiduciary responsibilities and explains how to carry them out at a church.
Success doesn’t just happen; we must plan for it. Many churches have an endowment fund, but not all have the markers of success. It’s important to continually assess your endowment strategy especially if an endowment lacks or…
Endowment giving requires a special kind of trust. Donors who care will give when they are moved by your mission, understand your plans, and trust you.
In the final installment of his four-part blog series on budgeting, the Rev. Greg Syler discusses budget standards and the Snapshot of Church Finances prepared by Dan Hotchkiss of the Alban Institute.
In this third of his four-part blog series on budgets, Greg Syler talks about a very expensive line item: clergy.
The Rev. Greg Syler continues his recommendations about budgets, particularly that they should focus on a significant few items and ignore the insignificant many.