Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

October 17, 2016 - October 20, 2016
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. Paul MN

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising – Early Bird rate though August 14

October 17-20, 2016 Leadership

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (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 of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that in turn enable donors motived by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.

This program is designed for 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. The program is open and specifically tailored to all faith traditions.


Typical attendees include:

  • Clergy
  • Laity
  • Judicatory executives
  • Development leaders and professionals at faith-based organizations

Ten scholarships are available from the Lake Institute that will cover 50% of the course registration fee. Applicants can apply online. A committee from Lake Institute will select the recipients.

Please see the Lake Institute application page for more details about how to apply, criteria, and the timeline.

Please note: the cost of registration increases to $1,500 beginning August 15.

Maximum enrollment: 25

Tuition includes breakfast and lunch


Tuition: $1200

Contact Hours: 28

Class Times:

Monday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Seminar Leaders:

Faculty of the Lake Institute

Adam Copeland, Director of Stewardship Leadership, Luther Seminary

Register Online Now!

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