Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's Lake Institute on Faith & Giving offers its Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF). The certificate program is hosted by Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology every other year. The next year for the program will be 2021.

The ECRF is a four-day intensive program with a practical application project. It provides the research, tools and customized training to meet the needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations.

The focus is on the cultural, organizational and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that, in turn, enable donors to experience the joy of generous giving.

Attendees include 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.

Enrollment in the program is open and specifically tailored to all faith traditions. Typical attendees include clergy, laity, judicatory executives, and development leaders and professionals at faith-based organizations.

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