Stewardship and fundraising are top concerns of many congregations. To address these needs, we recommend the following websites:
- UUA Stewardship and Fundraising Webpage - www.uua.org/finance/fundraising/index.shtml
- UUA Giving and Generosity Page - www.uua.org/giving/
- UUA Stewardship Consulting Page - www.uua.org/finance/fundraising/consulting/
- UUA Investments Page - www.uua.org/finance/investment/index.shtml
- UUA FORTH Program Page - www.uua.org/finance/fundraising/forth/index.shtml
- UUA Annual Program Fund & Toolkit - www.uua.org/giving/apf/
- UUA Planned Giving And Endowment Program Resources - www.uua.org/giving/planned/index.shtml
- UUA Nurturing Generosity Page - www.uua.org/finance/fundraising/generosity/index.shtml
- UUA Multigenerational Stewardship Curricula - www.uua.org/finance/fundraising/generosity/joy/index.shtml
- UUA Stewardship Resources page - www.uua.org/giving/apf/119273.shtml
An updated version (as of Dec 2011) of the UUA Handbook for Congregational Treasurers and Finance Chairs is available. This verison is customized with district information about the OMD. Download as a word document or a pdf file.
Laurel Amabile has written a study gudy for the book Giving - The Sacred Art. You can download the pdf at the UUA Bookstore page - http://www.uuabookstore.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1092
Laurel Amabile also has a blog titled Giving Speaks you can find it at givingspeaks.wordpress.com
Grant Sources from GA: There are a number of funding bodies in our faith that congregations and clusters can apply to for special programming funds. Some also encourage non-UU groups. The UU Funding Program has four funds that issue grants. You can learn more about them at www.uua.org/uufp. The UU Women’s Federation has two funding programs that focus on programs for women and girls and feminist transformation. Learn more at www.uuwf.org. The Veatch Foundation at the Shelter Rock Church also offers grants each year. You can learn more about the guidelines of their programs at www.uucsr.org/veatchFunding.asp. There are more grants out there, if you learn of one, please let us know to add it to our list.
Trying to decide if your congregation needs to conduct an external audit? Or trying to get your finances in order? The UUA has a financial review document for congregations to help you get things in order and determine if new procedures and policies are necessary. You can download this pdf file by clicking here.
Facebook UU Labs - if you are on facebook, consider joining one of the new UU Facebook Labs. Currently there are ones for Websites, Social Media, Growth, Young Adult Growth, Spirit in Practice, Adult RE, Worship, UU Evangelists and Stewardship