Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

September 25, 2017 - September 28, 2017

Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

September 25 – 28, 2017 
Erdman Center
Princeton Theological Seminary

In partnership with Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, Princeton Theological Seminary is offering the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF).

A four-day intensive program with a practical application project, the ECRF 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.

Who should attend

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.

Typical titles of attendees include:
• Clergy
• Laity
• Judicatory Executives
• Development leaders and professionals at faith-based organizations

Scholarships from Lake Institute

Lake Institute is offering 10 scholarships for the ECRF in 2017.  Learn more here.


  • Four 1-day seminars
    • Day One:  Nurturing Generous Congregations & Organizations
    • Day Two:  Nurturing Generous Donors
    • Day Three:  Fundraising as Ministry
    • Day Four:  Shaping a Theology of Money
  • Final Project
  • Required readings

Offered at Princeton Theological Seminary with support from the Southminster Presbyterian Church Seminar fund.