Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

CTS is collaborating with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's Lake Institute on Faith and Giving to present an “Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising” (ECRF) program. The program is directed at clergy and development leaders of faith-based organizations, and consists of a two-day session July 21-22 and a second two-day session October 20-21, with online coursework during the interval.

The ECRF provides participants with research and resources to inspire and transform philanthropic giving within their congregations and communities. Some of the areas covered in the program include: nurturing generous congregations, fundraising as a ministry, and shaping a theology of money. As a course capstone, participants will design a year-round stewardship program or annual fundraising program, including evaluation metrics.

“We are honored to collaborate with the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving. Their affiliation with the Indiana University School of Philanthropy provides access to a world-renowned academic center focused solely on philanthropy,” said CTS Associate Professor of Theology & Culture and Director of Lifelong Learning Carol F. Johnston.. Dr. Johnston will serve as a course instructor along with Dr. William Enright, Director of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and Aimee Laramore, Associate Director of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.

Lake Institute is dedicated to helping people of faith think creatively and reflectively on the relationship between religion and philanthropy. The Institute is part of the Indiana University School of Philanthropy – the largest, most comprehensive and world-renowned academic center focused exclusively on philanthropy. Upon completion of this program, The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising will be awarded.

For additional information, contact LifeEd@cts.edu or call 317-931-4224. To register, visit cts.edu/ECRF.

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Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and CTS are partnering to offer the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising for clergy and development leaders of faith-based organizations.

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