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.

Information for the Nov. 2-5, 2020 session is below. If you are already registered for the 2019 program, the dates are Nov. 4-7, 2019 – starting with breakfast at 8 am on Monday with the session beginning at 8:30 am. Assignment information and the daily agenda are the same for the 2019 and 2020 sessions.

NOV

02

Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

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

03

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

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

04

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

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

05

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

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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