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Offered in partnership with the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving

The ECRF is a four day intensive program with a practical application project that 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 that, in turn, enable donors motivated by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.

The program is open to Religious leaders in faith-based organizations and institutions of all faith traditions, but space is limited to 25 registrants. To learn more about the program, visit the Lake Institute's program information page


Requirements: Four 1-day seminars, selected readings, and a final project*

  • Day One: Nurturing Generous Congregations & Organizations 
    Readings from Collins, J. (2005).… more

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Our travelers, students and faculty, are safe in the aftermath of the earthquake last night. The threat of tsunamis, that they’d been worried about, has passed.


James was born on September 23, 1920 and passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017.


People often ask me what my most important career choice has been. That answer is surprisingly: it was my decision to do a year of service after I graduated from college.


I remember him using the phrase over and over again while we were studying the 100 Years War. At the time, I thought to myself, “Wow, it took a long time for the dawn to arrive.”