Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

May 29-31, 2024

With a generous grant from Lily Endowment, Inc., we are pleased to offer this cohort of the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) at no cost to this invitation-only cohort.

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 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 29 through 2:00 pm on Friday, May 31, 2024.
  • Meeting Location: Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28126
  • Hotel Location: Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Participants complete a faculty-supported contextual fundraising-related project in their home ministry setting.

What’s Included:

  • 2 nights of single occupancy lodging at Hilton Charlotte University Place (May 29-30)
  • All meals (dinner May 29 through lunch May 31)
  • Required and recommended reading materials will be sent to you in advance of the class.
  • Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising course curriculum ($1,350 value).

What’s not included:

  • Travel expenses.


Please contact Anne Brock with any questions, anmbrock@iu.edu.

For information regarding the certificate program and final project requirements, please visit www.lakeinstitute.org/ecrf.