Faith and Philanthropy (webinar)

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Throughout the history of philanthropy, faith has played a vital role. Many of this country’s 1.5 million nonprofits birthed out of religious organizations, and religion continues to garner more than 30% of philanthropic dollars each year.

Still, growth in this giving area has slowed to less than one percent annually. And we are experiencing a surge in the number of people who do not identify with any particular religious tradition, including those that self-identify as atheist or agnostic. These “nones” now represent some 23 percent of the U.S. population.

So what does this mean for your organization?

Join us for this webinar on April 16 to better understand the role that faith plays in philanthropy and how it might impact your organization.

Key concepts will include:

  • Providing a historical context for understanding the impact of religion on the philanthropic sector
  • Understanding how faith impacts philanthropy today, including the changing language of spirituality
  • Exploring how faith can impact your organization, whether or not it is a faith-based organization

Cost: $40

Can't participate in the live webinar? No worries! All registrants will be emailed a link to the recording afterward. You can watch the webinar whenever and as many times as you like!

Photo: Tamela Spicer

Tamela Spicer, M.A. is the program manager for nonprofit services at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. She works primarily with faith-based clients, and specializes in organizational structure, fund development, and strategic planning. Learn more about Tamela.

In the case that you are unable to attend a workshop after registering, please call Tiana Hawver at 616-331-7585 or email hawverti@gvsu.edu in advance of the event to be refunded or credited for another event.

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