A Stewardship Campaign Only Lasts a Few Weeks. Why Would We Need a Year-Round Stewardship Team?

Why do we need year-round stewardship teams? As you might imagine, this is a question the Stewardship for Us team hears often from congregations. It’s an easy question to answer, but a genuinely important one to address. A standing, year-round team is  fundamental for  successful and healthy stewardship environments.IIt’s essential to recognize that the annual…

It’s Showtime! A Free Webinar is Coming

A short time ago, we encouraged you to “Save the Date” for an upcoming FREE Stewardship for Us webinar and to stand by for information on participating. Well, it’s Showtime! This is an early – mid-point for many congregations in planning their annual stewardship campaign and supporting information programs for the year. Many of us…

Save the Date!

A FREE Stewardship Webinar is Coming Your Way     The Stewardship for Us team will be conducting a free webinar in October specifically designed to answer your questions. – Thinking about changing your stewardship approach? – Wondering how to recruit stewardship volunteers? –  Looking for ways to engage persistent non-pledgers or very low pledgers? –…

The Thermometer is Banished! Finding a Better Image for Your Campaign

In response to our call last month for a better graphic image than that tired old thermometer to depict progress on your stewardship campaign, you came up with some really clever ideas you have used either this year or in the recent past. Thanks for sharing! There are a lot of good ideas out there.…

Taking Measure

Is Your Congregation SICK? No? Then Why Are You Waving that Thermometer Around? This is the time of year when many congregations are just completing their annual stewardship drive. That suggests two questions you might want to entertain for your campaign next year. One, what sort of visual aids are you using to depict elements…

All Aboard at the Stewardship Station!

Does your Commons area have a Stewardship Station, where all can come aboard to learn and share? by Bill Clontz, Stewardship Consultant Walk into just about any of our congregations and in the Commons or Greeting Table area, you will find an array of literature about Unitarian Universalism. Happily, one will also usually find much…

What About That Suggested Fair Share Contribution Guide ?

Is the Suggested Fair Share Contribution Guide Too Complex? Too Demanding? Too Rigid? Nope, Nope, and Nope!   by Bill Clontz, Stewardship Consultant   This is the time of year wherein many congregations are conducting annual stewardship drives. That  means we receive a lot of inquiries about now concerning the UUA’s Suggested Fair Share Contribution Guide (SFSCG).…