The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

Program moving online


This program is transitioning to an online format with new dates.

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF), a four-day intensive program with a practical application project, provides the research, tools and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. The focus of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that in turn enable donors motivated by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.

This program is designed for 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. The program is open and specifically tailored to all faith traditions.

Typical attendees include:

  • Clergy

  • Laity

  • Judicatory executives

  • Development leaders and professionals

    at faith-based organizations

Tuition increases to $1,550 on July 1, 2020.

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  • 25

    Maximum enrollment

  • $1,300 (early-bird rate)


  • 28

    Contact Hours

  • Seminar Leaders

    Faculty of the Lake Institute