The National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices (NSCEP)

Most research on charitable giving, particularly faith-based giving, has focused on individuals (the givers) rather than institutions (the recipients of the giving). We can now provide an overview of how congregations receive, manage, and spend their financial resources. Delving underneath the numbers, we begin to show how congregations regard financial resources: how their theological, cultural, and practical orientations toward money relate to finances and economic practices.

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Dr. David King talks about the need for the National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices and why now is the time to talk about how faith communities receive, manage and spend resources.

Insights is a bi-weekly e-newsletter for the religious community and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. Articles include reflections on important development in the field of faith and fundraising, recommended books, studies and articles.