The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is an eight-week online course with a practical application project. It 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. These practices in turn enable donors motivated by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.
(Editor’s note: courses seem to have a duration of about 3 months, and are repeated 4 times per year. Check the web site for the latest dates in case this page is not up to date.)
Who should attend?
The ECRF 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 titles of attendees include:
- Lay leaders
- Judicatory executives
- Development leaders and professionals at faith-based organizations