ECRF Schedule

Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

May 22-24, 2023

Presbyterian College is partnering with Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Lake Institute on Faith and Giving to offer, for the first time in the southeast region, the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF).

This hybrid, in-person and online, program allows students the opportunity to earn a certificate in fundraising as they explore motivations for giving in the nonprofit sector. The class begins with a required two and half days in-person teaching sessions in Greenville, South Carolina, hosted by Presbyterian College, three additional online teaching hours, and ends with a practical application project.

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising provides the research, tools, and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. The focus of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational, and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions. These practices in turn enable donors motivated by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.

Who should attend:

Religious leaders in faith-based organizations and institutions who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles.

Date and structure of program:

  • The class will meet beginning at noon on Monday, May 22 through noon on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
  • Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2310 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605
  • There will be two follow up zoom calls in June and July. Dates TBD.
  • Asynchronous learning through the learning platform.


  • $1,350 with a $50 registration fee; this fee will be waived for Presbyterian College alumni.
  • Deadline for registration is April 15, 2023.

What’s Included:

  • Certificate Curriculum
  • Online learning platform
  • Access to Lake Institute on Faith & Giving’s Online Community
  • Continental breakfast will be provided on Tuesday and Wednesday; and lunch will be provided on Tuesday.

What’s not included:


For more information about the in-person teaching sessions in Greenville, please email Perrin Tribble at For information regarding the certificate program and final project requirements, please visit