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 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). Good to Great and the Social Sectors.
- Day Two: Nurturing Generous Donors
Readings from Robinson, K. (2014). Imagining Abundance.
Freeman, H. (2015). Unlacing the Heart: Connecting with what really matters.
Maimonides, M. “Laws Concerning Gifts to the Poor.” (PDF will be provided)
- Day Three: Fundraising as Ministry
Readings from Nouwen, H. (2011). A Spirituality of Fundraising.
- Day Four: Shaping a Theology of Money
Readings from Johnson, L. (2006). The Life of Faith and The Faithful Use of Possessions.
*Additional readings/handouts may be shared upon registration or no later than 30 days prior to the program.
Date & Time:
Monday through Thursday, July 23-26, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$1275 (early bird rate - through June 15, 2018)
Please note: there is a $150 non-refundable deposit to hold your seat.
$1500 (regular full rate - after June 15, 2018)
Click here to register and pay online.
Hotel Accommodations (not included):
Hyatt Place Chicago-South / University Medical Center
5225 S. Harper Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
Cost: $185 per night
Parking Cost: $37 per night
Distance to Workshop: 9 miles
Use Group Code: G-EC18 or Group Link: https://chicagosouthuniversity.place.hyatt.com/chizuec182018
Hotel Reservation Deadline is June 17, 2018
Contact Joyce Leachman for additional information 773.947.6283