Center For Generosity

Coming September 2021!

Equipping Non-profit leaders with best practices and resources that grow generosity to enhance the mission. Expand your toolbox and support network with quality programs, videos, templates, and one-on-one attention from our experienced consultants.

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Center For Generosity

Coming September 2021!

Equipping Non-profit leaders with best practices and resources that grow generosity to enhance the mission. Expand your toolbox and support network with quality programs, videos, templates, and one-on-one attention from our experienced consultants.

Get Started

Member Benefits

Accountability

Whether in small groups or through a scheduled one on on call with one of our consultants though the center, we will help provide clarity and direction to help you and your organization work through the hurdles holding you back.

Focus

With so many demands on non-profit leaders, working with our consultants ensures quality time is spent on key actions that teach and nurture generosity among leadership and constituents.

Tools

Rather than create everything you use from scratch, access tools that are working in other contexts. These tools will give you confidence that you, your own volunteers and board are working through best practices.

Plans

Whether last year was successful or not, updating your annual stewardship plan or your strategic goals keeps your organization moving forward. Working with our consultants can keep you from stalling out.

Generosity

Give your donors the power and knowledge to invest in your mission and impact by creating a join me culture that begins with your board. Working with our consultants can ensure you share your story and grow generosity.

Features

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Document Library of resources

Topics range from annual fund to board development to communications and volunteers.

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Video library of resources

Video tutorials and usable resources to help you and your team be more effective.

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Weekly Roundtable Discussion

Topics led by GSB consultants followed by discussion.

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Weekly office hours

Drop in on a GSB consultant for any questions you have.

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One on one meetings

Link to the calendar and schedule one on one time with a GSB consultant.

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Programs

Periodic programs for deeper dives into pertinent topics.

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Podcasts

Each episode we tackle a topic related to growing generosity to your nonprofit and answer the three most critical questions for success.

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More

More is being added to the Center every month.

Explore Programs

Planned Giving Essential Documents

Planned Giving
Speakers: Mitzie Schafer

What would you do if someone gave your organization a submarine? If your first response to this question isn't, "Our Gift Policy Says..." then this roundtable will be essential for you. While the focus of this document is on Planned Giving, it also has huge implications for your annual fund and capital campaign giving. In addition, if someone wants to continue their annual gift into perpetuity after they die, do you have a vehicle for making that possible? Endowments often get a bad rap, but that is because they aren't managed using best practices. In this roundtable, we will also highlight why you need Endowment By-Laws and what should be included. 

  Monday 11th of July 2022
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Planned Giving Communications

Planned Giving
Speakers: Mitzie Schafer

Whether you call them planned gifts, legacy gifts, or estate gifts, they don't just fall out of the sky. They take a great deal of thought, intentionality, and follow-through to ensure not only that they are done, but that they are done correctly. Did you know that 70% of estate plans fail to pay out the way the donor intended? So, if you aren't communicating with your donors about leaving gifts and leaving them correctly, you may not want, or be able to actually receive those that fall out of the sky. In addition, most donors simply think about leaving a church or charity "in their Will." During this roundtable, we will learn how your communication is critical to sparking their creativity and maximizing gift ideas and options. 

  Monday 18th of July 2022
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

We are out of money! What do we do?

Master's Class for Congregation Leaders
Speakers: Paul Walters

When giving is down, even if it is part of an annual cycle like summer vacations, anxiety rises. The temptations is to write a letter announcing the deep crisis, and the need for an influx of cash NOW. Learn why this approach is ultimately self-defeating, and what to do instead. 

  Monday 18th of July 2022
  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Identifying Planned Giving Donors (Legacy Donors)

Planned Giving
Speakers: Mitzie Schafer

Donors fall into three categories: Annual Fund, Capital Gifts, and Legacy. The biggest bang for their buck comes in one of these categories. Legacy or Planned Giving donors are a special kind of person. They can see into the future and they have truly caught your vision, but knowing who they are and "where" to find them can be difficult. It is critical to add components to your program that help you identify them, while also allowing them to self-identify. During this roundtable, we will discuss these components. 

  Monday 25th of July 2022
  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Success Stories

Kimball Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kannapolis

Looking to Future in Kannapolis, North Carolina

St. Paul Lutheran in Westerville

Stories Coming Off the Pandemic

UMC CAMP AND RETREAT MINISTRIES ASSOCIATION

Just Numbers & Reading Spreadsheets