February 22-25, 2015
at Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center (near Orlando, Florida)
ECF’s Center for Development and Stewardship Education is offering a multi-day workshop exclusively for camp directors, their staff and/or board members. The workshop will offer:
- Modules in annual giving, capital campaigns planned giving and endowment management.
- Integration of annual, capital, and planned giving into a holistic program.
- Opportunities for peer learning and sharing best practices.
- Time for individual learning and application of ideas to each participant’s context.
Participants will draft a development plan for their organization and present it to the group.
“The Development Workshop put on by the Episcopal Church Foundation was probably the best professional conference I have attended in the last 10 years. I came away with the information needed to organize a successful Annual Campaign and prepare to develop a first-rate Capital Campaign. Great attendees, great instructors, good fun.” – David Turner, Camp Mokule’ia
The cost of the 2 ½ day training is $1,000.00 per person, plus meals, lodging and travel expenses. If possible, it would be good to bring along another person who would be working with you on the fundraising for your center — another staff member, a board member or a volunteer. ECF has agreed to discount the fee for a second person from the same center to $800.00, if there are at least 10 participants in the training. The maximum number of participants is 15.
Meals & Lodging
- Meals and lodging (3 nights and 8 meals) will be provided by Canterbury Center, for$289.00/person double occupancy; $319.00/person single occupancy. (Note that the training begins on Monday morning, February 23rd. Sunday night lodging is available for an additional $61.00/person, without meals.)
To inquire about availability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you the registration form and payment information. Remember, space is limited to 15 participants! Once you have gotten information regarding availability from Peter, you can register and pay on line here
Sunday, February 22 — Optional late afternoon or evening arrival and check in. No meal service.
Monday, February 23
9:15 a.m. Greeting and introductions with ECF staff
9:30 Opening Meditation, Group Introductions & Learning Objectives
10:15 Overview of Resources for Mission: Annual Giving, Capital Campaigns, Planned Giving, and Endowments
10:30 Annual Giving
12:00pm Worship opportunity
12:30 Lunch break
2:00 Planned Giving and Legacy Societies
3:30 Endowment Structure and Growth
4:30 Q&A & wrap-up
9:00 a.m. Reflection on previous day: new thoughts, inspirations, or questions
9:30 Capital Campaign Overview
10:30 Integrating your program: How your campaign can integrate annual and planned giving.
12:30 Lunch break
2:00 Working Session (to be determined by participants)
Option 1: Individual or small group review of programs & materials submitted by participants. ECF staff available for consultation.
Option 2: Round-table discussion of materials & programs by all participants
4:00 Regroup: present learnings, debrief, Q&A
9:00a.m. Reflection on previous day: new thoughts, inspirations, or questions
9:30 Putting It to Work: Creating your own Integrated Plan ECF staff available for assistance
12:00p.m. Close, lunch, depart
Testimonials from the 2013 ECF Fundraising School
“Having attended ECF webinars in the past aimed at a broader church audience, I found the company of camp and conference center folks to be crucial in the already proven, competent hands of ECF leaders and consultants. The sharing that happened around the table – by facilitators and participants alike – was encouraging, inspiring and fundamental to Camp Stevens current and future development and advancement plans.” – Beth Bojarski, Camp Stevens
“The Development School put on by The Episcopal Church Foundation radically changed my perspective on fundraising from being an awkward chore to an opportunity to invite people into and partner with the thrilling mission and ministry that Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center is. It has paid for itself many times over in equipping us to communicate our vision and enlist the financial support of individuals, churches and groups.” – The Rev. Jon Davis PhD, Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center
“The experience was completely worth it! I returned with confidence knowing that I had created a working draft of a timeline and established important goals. There was a clear realization that with appropriate facilitation and planning our dreams are actually achievable.” – Marty Beck, Paradise Point
“The development workshop put on through the Episcopal Church Foundation was a great benefit to my own development in development for Camp Cross. I came away from the workshop with a fundraising plan, and I have already put that plan into action with very positive results. I have utilized the instruction on a regular basis and would highly recommend attending a similar workshop for any person working on fundraising and development strategies small and large. ” – Colin Haffner, Camp Cross
“I found the ECF Development workshop to be not only very informational but also very much geared towards reaching out to our organization and offering real-world advice! As someone who is very new to Development I did not even know where to start or what questions to ask! I very much enjoyed attending the Development program and now I feel informed and comfortable with the topics!” – James Kennelly, Waycross Camp and Conference Center.