Explore learning opportunities and deepen your understanding of faith-based giving, religious fundraising, and generosity

Studying, teaching, and understanding the religious motivations for giving allows for more effective fundraising and outreach across the nonprofit sector. By pairing Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s groundbreaking research with Lake Institute’s on-the-ground knowledge of religious traditions, Lake Institute translates an understanding of statistics and trends into practical tools and strategies. But even more important than the how to, we address the why.

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Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

An eight-week online course with a practical application project that provides research, tools, and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations.

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Cultivating Generous Congregations

This seminar, designed for congregational teams, examines key concepts to shape a comprehensive development strategy by exploring significant and necessary steps to creating lasting cultural change within a congregation.

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Other educational offerings

In addition to these educational programs, we are also available to partner with you in a variety of formats such as webinars, conferences, and workshops.


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