This post provides seven practical strategies for building your church's brand, helping you create a cohesive, welcoming, and memorable experience for both current and prospective members.
When you think of Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, or Nike, what images, emotions, and even tastes come to mind? Perhaps it's the unmistakable shape of a Coke bottle, the silhouette of the golden arches, or the iconic "Just Do It" slog…
A regular review of your endowment policies can help ensure that your policies address changing circumstances and match your long-term objectives.
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 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 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.
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…
If you're thinking of setting up an endowment fund or revising an existing one, here are some basic principles you should consider
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 Sun's blog, Investing…
Looking to inspire new gifts to your endowment? Today's donors give where they see impact. Discover how to tell the story of your endowment and engage parishioners in our latest blog post, Telling Your Endowment Story.
In Investing in the Future, Josh Anderson, Associate Program Director, ECF Endowment Management, outlines five things prospective donors want to know about your endowment.
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…
The importance of legacy is firmly rooted in the minds and hearts of the parishioners of All Saints Episcopal Church in Tarpon Springs, FL.
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.
Should your church have an endowment? What is an endowment and why does it matter? Read on for answers from ECF's Endowment Management Team.
Like many of us, ECF Associate Program Director Josh Anderson has trouble with winter. But where there is challenge, there is also opportunity. He talks here about financial opportunities to be found during the bleakness.
This month, we are highlighting five resources that can help your faith community invest in and maintain an endowment.
This month we are highlighting five resources to help your vestry or other church groups learn more about effective endowment management.