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Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

October 7 - October 10

For the second year, Hellenic College Holy Cross will host this professional training of the Lake Institute of Faith & Giving of Indiana University. Join this year’s cohort of 25 Orthodox clergy and lay leaders!

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About the Training

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

Offered at Hellenic College Holy Cross with support from Leadership 100 and the Telos Project of the Office of Vocation & Ministry. Learn more about the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving of Indiana University and the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising.

Who should attend

Religious leaders in parishes, faith-based organizations, and institutions who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles.

Typical titles of attendees include:

  • Clergy
  • Laity
  • Organization executives and board members
  • Development leaders and professionals at faith-based organizations


1. Four 1-day seminars

Day One: Nurturing Generous Congregations & Organizations
Day Two: Nurturing Generous Donors
Day Three: Fundraising as Ministry
Day Four: Shaping a Theology of Money

2. Required readings

3. Final Project

Date of Program
October 7–10, 2019

Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM; Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Please note: There is an additional free workshop on Friday, October 11, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM: “Financial Literacy and Management for Clergy and Lay Leadership,” offered by the Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Click here for more information and to register separately for that event.

Program Fee

$1,300 Early Bird Rate through August 20, 2019

$1,550 Full Program Rate on or after August 20, 2019.

A deposit of $300 is required to register.

The program fee covers all course materials, continental breakfast, snacks, lunch in the campus cafeteria, and one group dinner.

Transportation, lodging, personal travel expenses, and other dinners are the responsibility of each attendee.


Please note there is an 8:30 am start to the program on Monday, October 7. A Sunday night stay may be advisable. We have a block of rooms reserved for $139/night at the Dedham Hilton, but there are many other hotels in the area. You must reserve your own accommodations. Mention “Hellenic College” to receive the group rate.

Financial Aid Available

While the $300 deposit is required, financial aid of up to $1,000 is available by application. To request aid, please fill out this application form.


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