Reflecting on a phrase from John Wesley, Melissa Spas invites us to consider a new imagination for congregations today.
Does it matter if clergy know about individual financial giving? Yes, it does and Meredith McNabb shares why.
David Heilbron shares his thoughts on how we can develop and inspire the next generation of philanthropists.
Largest nationally representative study of congregations' finances in over a generation just released
Melissa Spas encourages intentional practices around finances to increase vitality in congregations.
Reflecting on a recent pilgrimage to Alaska, Meredith McNabb shares how looking at our settings from a new angle offers new insights.
Valaida Fullwood speaks to truth telling in Black Philanthropy
David King, Ph.D. reminds us of the importance of relationships in stewardship work
Melissa Spas reflects on a mindset shift to abundance.
Rafia Khader, co-author of the Giving to Religion chapter, highlights the religion findings of the Giving USA 2019 report.
David P. King, PhD shares an overview of his new book, God's Internationalists, and invites readers to consider the story of their own organizations.
Rafia Khader shares how Ramadan impacts where and how she gives.
Anne Brock reflects on the keynote messages given at the Ecumenical Stewardship Center conference.
New Associate Director of Educational Programming, Meredith McNabb, reflects on her first few weeks with Lake Institute.
Melissa Spas writes that, "Small interventions by leaders who have developed a new vision can make a big difference."
David P. King, Ph.D. unpacks how brain research impacts faith-based fundraising.
Lake Institute Adjunct Faculty member, Rev. Larry Strenge, offers an introduction to Lynne Twist.
With the Christian season of Lent approaching, program manager Anne Brock connects fasting to faith and giving.
Lake Institute founder, Dr. William Enright, suggests taking the long-view when planning your congregational budget for 2019.
Melissa Spas suggests that when we are intentional about the kind of language we use for stewardship and fundraising, we have the opportunity to tell compelling stories that open space for invitation into the mission.
Lake Institute Completes First Phase of National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices: Findings Coming Soon
David P. King, Ph.D. highlights data coming out of the largest nationally representative survey focused on congregational finances in a generation conducted by Lake Institute.