Rethinking Stewardship: Giving in a Changing Landscape
- Self and Group Reflection Questions
- Changes in Giving (PowerPoint presentation)
- Generational Characteristics (PowerPoint presentation)
- Project Resource manual
- Sample Gift Acceptance Policy
- Sample Gift of Stock Policy
- Narrative Budget Sample
Since 2016 the fundraising landscape changed significantly--especially for faith-based communities. New donor motivations for giving have emerged, giving trends have dramatically changed, generational characteristics vary from previous generations, and the charitable tax law went into effect. Our giving increasingly testifies to what we believe and how we concretely act. Learn how to meet your congregation's needs through donor-based strategies for annual giving while rooting it as a contextual ministry. Utilizing hands on research and expertise, Erin Weber-Johnson will present new adaptive practices, provide opportunities to apply in your own congregational context, and walk away with needed tools to support your stewardship work.
About our speaker
Erin Weber-Johnson has worked as a fundraising and strategic planning consultant with Vandersall Collective since 2017. A published author, she strives to root her work in practical theology while utilizing her significant experience in the nonprofit sector. In 2017 she co-founded the Collective Foundation, which is currently working to address the gap in giving characteristics in faith communities of color. She also currently serves as Primary Faculty of Project Resource, a national training program on stewardship, for the Episcopal Church. In addition to her consulting work, Erin facilitates national and regional workshops, preaches in congregations across denominations, provides plenaries and workshops at conferences, and leads church leadership retreats.
Previously, Erin served as the Senior Program Director of Strategic Resources at the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) from 2009-2018, working with parishes on annual and planned giving and successful led capital campaigns widely ranging in size. Prior to ECF, she worked as a grants officer at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, at the General Theological Seminary and served as a missionary for the Episcopal Church. Erin holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University. She is a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in St. Paul, MN.