David P. King, Ph.D. reminds us of the complexity of faith-based organization, and the resilience they’ve shown in 2020.
Meredith McNabb highlights the impact of digital engagement in the last year and encourages congregations to carry this forward.
Elizabeth Lynn names the things we are worrying about and calls leaders to draw on spiritual practices and resources to open up the conversation.
2020 Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, Marie Stettler Kleine, shares about her project in which she studies how and why engineers “do good.”
Melissa Spas encourages religious organizations to focus on strategic communications for fundraising and advancement of mission.
Professor Tyrone McKinley Freeman highlights the life of Madam C.J. Walker and the roots of her generosity.
David P. King, PhD shares highlights from the recent Covid-19 Congregational Study noting the many struggles congregations and their leaders are facing.
Rabbi Adam Miller explains how his congregation moved from a dues to a pledging model by focusing on the importance of relationships.
Aimée Laramore, MBA shares how sacred listening can help us create a new culture of generosity.
Melissa Spas explores how some faith communities have gotten organized to support one another in the midst of crisis.
Liz Fisher shares what Amplifier has learned about Jewish giving during the time of COVID-19.
Elizabeth Lynn explains a new Lake Institute project devoted to resourcing religious and philanthropic leaders.
David P. King, PhD shares his reflections on the new Giving USA report and how it connects to the world of faith and giving.
Lake Institute staff summarize the highlights of our recent survey, "Faith and Giving in the Time of Covid-19".
Melissa Spas calls us to trust in God and pay attention to our faithfulness in this moment.
Rafia Khader highlights charitable giving during the month of Ramadan.
Tim Shapiro talks about congregations learning in a time of change
Meredith McNabb calls religious organizations back to their core values.
Nathan Kirkpatrick and Melissa Spas respond to the COVID-19 pandemic pastorally and practically.
Rev. Libby Manning highlights the themes of Anne Snyder's work.
Melissa Spas reflects on faithful stewardship as one way of making sense of God's abundant generosity.
Meredith McNabb highlights why research, in a variety of forms, is beneficial to congregational leaders.
David P. King, Ph.D. explains six charts and how they reflect the financial strength of American congregations.
Melissa Spas encourages religious organizations to steer away from resolutions and toward determination in this new year and beyond.