[Europe.justus] Fwd: ECF Webinars: Winter 2012
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> From: "Rebecca McDonald" <ecf at episcopalfoundation.org>
> Date: 6 janvier 2012 17:22:49 HNEC
> To: "Friend" <office at tec-europe.org>
> Subject: ECF Webinars: Winter 2012
> Reply-To: ecf at episcopalfoundation.org
> Link Website Home January 6, 2012
> ECF Webinars in Winter 2012: Vestry Leadership, Capital Campaigns, Endowments & Planned Giving
> As part of ECF's efforts to assist congregations in developing leadership and financial resources, we are offering a wide range of webinars for clergy and lay parish leaders this winter. There is no cost to participate in any of these webinars and all are welcome.
> Topics will include vestry leadership, capital campaigns, endowments, and planned giving:
> Basics of Planned Giving (January 31, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM ET)
> You will learn the basics of planned giving, how it differs from annual stewardship and capital campaigns, how your parish can build endowment through life income gifts, and you will have a plan of action by the end of the webinar. Click here to learn more and register.
> Basics of a Parish Capital Campaign (February 8, 2012, 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET and March 19, 2012, 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET)
> The webinar will provide a step-by-step understanding of the three phases: Discernment, Feasibility Study, and the Gifting Phase. This time-tested methodology has led hundreds of Episcopal parishes to successful efforts. Learn how to prepare for and execute a campaign for your church. Click here to learn more and register (February 8); click here to learn more and register (March 19).
> NEW!! Vestry Leadership 101 (February 15, 2012, 7:00 - 8:00 PM ET and March 13, 2012, 7:00 - 8:00 PM ET)
> This workshop is based on the award-winning publication from the Episcopal Church Foundation: The Vestry Resource Guide. It is designed for new vestry members, or for wardens and clergy who are responsible for orienting new members. Explore what it means to lead an Episcopal congregation; to work well with others; to communicate effectively; to mobilize and steward resources; and to manage transitions. This workshop will point people to best practices, tools, and spiritual practices for leading healthy congregations. Click here to learn more and register.
> Basics of a School or Joint Parish-School Capital Campaign (February 21, 2012, 6:00 - 7:00 PM ET)
> If you are a leader at an independent, Episcopal school, or of a school joined to a parish, this is the webinar for you. We will discuss the similarities and differences with parish capital campaigns and focus on pre-K through 12th grade independent and residential schools. Topics will include: the role of the development staff; the reasons for using an outside consultant; and how to include parents, grandparents, and alumni groups. All lay and clergy leaders are welcome to particpate. Click here to learn more and register.
> Basics of Endowments (February 28, 2012, 6:30 - 7:30 PM ET)
> This workshop reviews basic principles and best practices for endowment management. You will examine important, and easy to use, documents to use for structuring your endowment and for clarifying its purpose. Participants will also learn about endowment policies and investment options which not only seek to protect an existing endowment, but will demonstrate how endowments can be used as to enhance your ministries and overall mission, and build trust and confidence among your potential donors. Click here to learn more and register.
> NEW!! Making a Planned Gift to Benefit Your Congregation (March 14, 2012, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET)
> Join other parishioners just like you to learn more about planned giving options and how they can benefit both you and your congregation. Planned or legacy giving is an important aspect of your stewardship and can take many different forms such as a bequest in a will, charitable gift annuity, life insurance beneficiary and many other opportunities. Click here to learn more and to register.
> To participate you'll need a computer (PC or Mac) with an internet connection and a telephone. If you have a headset and microphone, you can also participate over VOiP from your computer without the need to call in .
> There is no charge to participate. Once you have registered, ECF will email you call-in instructions and instructional materials for the webinar.
> Please note that registrations are managed on the Go To Training website, where you will also go to log in to participate in the webinar.
> If you have any questions please email us or call us at 800-697-2858.
> The Vestry Resource Guide
> Serving on a vestry is an adventure in faith. And The Vestry Resource Guide is the ultimate companion to help each and every vestry member embark on that adventure. The Vestry Resource Guide is distributed by Forward Movement Publications and can be ordered by clicking here or calling 800-543-1813.
> How to Prepare for a Parish Capital Campaign Brochure
> ECF is pleased to share a number of resources that can help you gather the information you need to make decisions about how to move forward with a capital campaign. How to Prepare for a Parish Capital Campaign is available for download and outlines some of the areas that will be discussed during the webinar. To download the brochure at no cost, please click here. To learn more about ECF's capital campaign resources, please click here.
> Funding Future Ministry: A Guide to Planned Giving
> For additional planned giving assistance, and to make the planned giving webinar even more effective, ECF is pleased to offer Funding Future Ministry: A Guide to Planned Giving. Funding Future Ministry is distributed by Forward Movement Publications and can be ordered by clicking here or calling 800-543-1813. You can learn more, read a sample chapter and explore ECF's other online planned giving resources here.
> Episcopal Church Foundation
> 815 Second Avenue | New York, NY 10017
> Phone: 800-697-2858
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