It’s not uncommon for a staff member to want to serve as an unpaid volunteer at your ministry, especially if they really see ministry happening. In some cases this willing staff volunteers to work “off the clock” or sign up for traditional volunteer roles. But what seems to be a great gesture and good use of someone who knows your ministry well can easily become a very sticky issue, putting your ministry at risk. [read more]
If you’re an ECCU member and are free Wednesday morning, August 28, you might want to set an appointment in your calendar for 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. That’s when ECCU staff gather for our weekly staff meeting , and we’ll be hearing from a very special guest speaker that day.
U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, is coming to speak about the committee’s efforts to end human trafficking. [read more]
I’ve written before about the impact of the Great Recession on financing for ministries. Is it harder to qualify for a loan? What about interest rates? And when should a ministry say no to financing as an option for funding their ministry? David Lee is an ECCU relationship manager with two decades of experience working through these questions with ministry leaders. So I asked him to weigh in on them. Here’s what he said. [read more]
Any conversation about funding your ministry’s vision will naturally focus on the best ways to meet the ministry’s financial needs. But according to Greg Ring, co-founder of Fulcrum Philanthropy Systems, one funding option—planned giving—is also a way to serve your donors.
To better understand how, I asked Greg a few questions. [read more]