Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising




A mindset of generosity encourages seeing everyone — donors, members, clients, staff, friends — as people with all kinds of gifts to share. Money is only one part of the equation.
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Raising money feels like a never-ending challenge for all leaders, from program directors to senior pastors and presidents. The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising, designed by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, explores how to cultivate a spirit of generosity within a community of faith. It is designed for pastors, judicatory executives, clergy, development leaders of faith-based organizations and all people of faith who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles.

The certificate program includes an intensive four-day retreat, required readings, an online peer community and a final project designed to fit the needs of participants. Topics covered include:

  • Nurturing generous congregations and organizations
  • Nurturing generous donors
  • Fundraising as ministry
  • Shaping a theology of money

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