Mark Ewert Earns his CAP®

I am happy to announce that I have earned certification as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) from The American College of Financial Services. What is a CAP®? The Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® is professional designation from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The CAP®…

Stewardship for Congregations in Transition

Congregations in transition – that is between settled ministers – face opportunities and decisions.  What should they and their interim ministers focus on to move the congregation forward and to prepare the ground for the new minister and the ministries that will emerge?  How best to take advantage of the interim experience to innovate, re-imagine,…

Let’s Talk to One Another

The Search for an Easier Way I recently read about a Unitarian Universalist congregation that conducted its annual budget drive entirely electronically.  Information about the budget goals and case for giving were sent by email, and congregants were invited to make their financial commitments online.  The congregation claimed that this was highly successful in raising…