ECRF Schedule

Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising


October 3 – December 5, 2023

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is an eight-week online course with a practical application project.

It 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 online learning platform opens Tuesday, October 3; the first plenary session is Tuesday, October 10.
  • The class will meet live online two (2) times each week, both via Zoom:
    – Tuesdays (October 10 – December 5): Interactive 90 minute plenary session at 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern Time. We will not meet the week of Thanksgiving.
    – Weekly facilitated one-hour peer group, chosen at time of registration.
    – Plenary sessions and peer groups will not meet the week of November 20.
  • Asynchronous learning through the learning platform.
  • In total, you can expect about four hours each week for synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

Cost:

  • $1,350 (full payment due by September 20, 2023)
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by September 8, 2023 may receive a refund of the amount paid less the deposit and $15 processing fee, or may transfer to another offering. Cancellations after that date may transfer to another offering. Please submit cancellations in writing to iuconfs@iu.edu.

What’s Included:

  • Certificate Curriculum
  • Online learning platform
  • Access to Lake Institute on Faith & Giving’s Online Community

What’s not included:

Register today

Please contact Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at LakeInstitute@iupui.edu or 317-278-8998 with any questions.