Please note: The date for this in-person course has been postponed and tentatively rescheduled to October. 26-29, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation to determine whether it is safe for us to gather at Saint Meinrad this fall. Any updates to the course will be announced here. 

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 2020.

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.

Certificate Program Bibliography and Resources