Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

lake_institute_logo_4c_500_dpi_wide.jpgIndiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's Lake Institute on Faith & Giving is conducting its Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF). The certificate program will be hosted by Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology from August 13-16, 2018. Details on speakers and registration will be available in January 2018.

The ECRF - a four-day intensive program with a practical application project - 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 is on the cultural, organizational and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that, in turn, enable donors to experience the joy of generous giving.

Attendees include 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. Enrollment in the program is open and specifically tailored to all faith traditions. Typical attendees include clergy, laity, judicatory executives, and development leaders and professionals at faith-based organizations.

ECRF Scholarships are available. Application deadline is November 27, 2017; apply at  https://philanthropy.iupui.edu/institutes/lake-institute/courses/ecrf-scholarship.html


 

Sun., August 12  
2:00-6:00 p.m. Check-in and Registration
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer with Monastic Community (optional)
5:30-6:15 p.m. Dinner
 
Mon., August 13  
7:30 a.m. Mass with Monastic Community (optional)
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-9:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Certificate Program
9:00 a.m.-Noon Session - Nurturing Generous Congregations and Organizations
Noon Lunch
1:00-5:00 p.m. Session - Nurturing Generous Congregations and Organizations (cont.)
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer with Monastic Community (optional)
5:30-6:15 p.m. Dinner
 
Tues., August 14  
7:30 a.m. Mass with Monastic Community (optional)
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-Noon Program Session - Nurturing Generous Donors
Noon Lunch 
1:00-5:00 p.m. Program Session - Nurturing Generous Donors (cont.)
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer with Monastic Community (optional)
5:15-6:00 p.m. Dinner
 
Wed., August 15  
7:30 a.m. Mass with Monastic Community (optional)
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Noon Program Session - Fundraising as Ministry 
Noon Lunch
1:00-5:00 p.m. Program Session - Fundraising as Ministry (cont.)
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer with Monastic Community (optional)
5:15-6:00 p.m. Dinner
 
Thurs., August 16
7:30 a.m. Mass with Monastic Community (optional)
7:30-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-Noon Program Session - Shaping a Theology of Money
Noon Lunch
1:00-3:00 p.m. Program Session -  Shaping a Theology of Money (cont.)
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer with Monastic Community (optional)
 
Dates

August 13-16, 2018. For non-commuters, arrival on Sunday afternoon, August 12. Certificate program concludes Thursday afternoon, August 16.

Overnight accommodations for Thursday, August 16, are not included in the registration cost but may be available. Call 812-357-6087 for pricing and reservations.

Enrollment is limited to 25 participants.

Cost 

Early Bird Registration Rate (registration deadline - June 1, 2018)

$1,550 per participant ($1,250 commuter rate)

Regular Registration Rate (registration deadline - July 15, 2018)

$1,850 per participant ($1,550 commuter rate)

What's Included (Resident rate):

  • Accommodations from Sunday, August 12, through Thursday, August 16.

  • All meals during training from Sunday supper through Thursday lunch

  • Certificate curriculum

  • Access to online community

  • Some required reading materials

What's Included (Commuter rate):

  • Lunch, Monday through Thursday

  • Certificate curriculum

  • Access to online community

Not Included in the Cost:

  • Personal travel expenses

  • Some required reading materials (please refer to the reading list)

  • Additional recommended reading materials

To Register: