Treasurer’s workshop for all congregational leaders
Your diocesan treasurer will host a treasurer’s workshop at the Procter Center on Saturday, Nov. 8. This is an all-day event that will include lunch. Although hosted by the diocesan treasurer, this event is not just for parish treasurers – wardens, vestry, rectors and interested church members are encouraged to attend.
Two of the course descriptions are as follows; other sessions are also being planned.
Basics of Parish Finances
A special guest speaker from the Episcopal Church Foundation will lead congregational leaders through this workshop covering topics of church accounting practices, planning and budgeting, internal controls and risk management and financial reporting.
Participants will explore various topics, including:
- Financial reporting
- Communicating with boards and committees
- Performance measurements
Plenty of time will be allowed for an in-depth question and answer session. Participants are encouraged to be prepared with specific questions.
Faithful Stewardship Now
Christian communities have long relied on the gifts of faith, hope, and love to see them through tough times. In changing economic times, faithful stewardship will not only depend on these spiritual gifts, but on sound knowledge and practical action. We will take a look at fundraising and the economy from a historical perspective, and share best practices and trends. You will learn key tips toward sustaining your stewardship practices, such as:
- How to keep donors engaged
- Focus your fundraising efforts
- Build a fundraising team
- Adapt your budget
We’ll help you position the congregation for eventual economic recovery. Most importantly, you’ll discern ways to stay focused on your congregation’s mission, responding to God’s call during these challenging times. Workshop presenter from the Episcopal Church Foundation.
Register at https://diosohio.wufoo.com/forms/2014-treasurers-workshop/. Cost is $15 per person for lunch and materials. If you have questions, please contact the diocesan finance office at 513.421.0311 or by email at DRobinson@diosohio.org.