Agenda

The ECRF program includes four one-day seminars, selected readings and a final project. The agenda for these sessions is below. To learn more about the learning objectives for each seminar, visit Lake Institute’s website.

NOV

04

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

Nurturing Generous Congregations & Organizations

8:00 amBreakfast
8:30 amWelcome, Introductions and Announcements
Orientation to the ECRF Program
Theology, Religious Values & Fundraising
Break
Navigating the New World of Religious Fundraising
Building a Culture of Organizational Generosity
12:00 pmLunch (on your own)
1:15 pmGroup Discussion
Introduction of Tools
Break
Institutionalizing Generosity
Vision & Mission
Implementation Project
5:00 pmAdjournment
5:30 pmSmall group dinner (optional, with dinner at your expense)

NOV

05

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

Nurturing Generous Donors

8:00 amBreakfast
9:00 amOrientation to Seminar
Reversing the Giving Paradigm
The Philanthropic Autobiography
Break
Finding Your Giving Story
12:00 pmLunch (on your own)
1:15 pmMaimonides Ladder
Donor Sensitivity as Practice of Pastoral Care
Kerry Robinson & Henry Freeman
Entering the Donor's New World
Final Reflections & Implementation Project
5:00 pmAdjournment

NOV

06

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

Fundraising as Ministry

8:00 amBreakfast
9:00 amOrientation to Seminar
Review of Case Statements
Break
Preparing the Case
12:00 pmLunch (on your own)
1:15 pm The Fundraising Toolkit
Break
Making the Ask
Leveraging Technology to Improve Fundraising
Final Reflection
5:00 pmAdjournment

NOV

07

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

Shaping a Theology of Money

8:00 amBreakfast
9:00 amOrientation to Seminar
Thinking Theologically about Money and Possessions
Break
An Invitation to Living Generously
12:00 pmLunch (on your own)
1:15 pmTheology, Religious Values & Fundraising
Final Project Discussion and Expectations
3:00 pmAdjournment

Registration

Register for the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising program

For inquiries about the program, please email leadership@div.duke.edu with the subject line: Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising.

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