Continuing education for religious leaders
In addition to the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising and Cultivating Generous Congregations, we create standalone workshops available to the public. Future offerings are listed below, as well as recordings from past events.
Skills for Flourishing Congregations - A Partnership with Christian Theological Seminary
Faith and Fundraising Series with Greater San Fernando Valley AFP Chapter
Lake Institute on Faith & Giving fosters a deeper understanding of the dynamic relationship between faith and giving, through research, education, and public conversation. As a bridge between the academy and faith-based organizations and networks, we seek to explore the distinct challenges and opportunities at the intersection of faith and fundraising. David P. King, Ph.D. will introduce Lake Institute and offer an overview of why the faith and fundraising intersection matters for all fundraisers and leaders of nonprofits today.
The Changing Landscape of Faith and Giving – October 6, 12 pm PT/ 3 pm ET
Navigating the new world of religious fundraising can be a challenge. But, understanding the changes taking place in the philanthropic and religious landscape can equip us to appreciate our history, understand where we are now, and plan effectively for the future. In this webinar, David P. King, Ph.D. will highlight new data from Giving USA, research conducted by Lake Institute’s National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices, as well as trends in religious and spiritual identity and individual practices of giving and volunteering.
Religion and Donor Motivation – November 17, 12 pm PT/ 3 pm ET
Donors are motivated to give in different ways, and religious institutions have opportunities to invite people to participate financially in increasingly meaningful ways over time. Within relationships with donors, different dimensions of religious fundraising may emerge, each indicating different ways of inviting contributions. In this webinar, Meredith McNabb will discuss why people give and how their faith impacts their giving.
Insights, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, is a resource for the religious community and fundraisers of faith-based organizations that provides:
- Reflections on important developments in the field of faith and giving
- Recommended books, studies and articles
- Upcoming Lake Institute events