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Stewardship Committee Charter

Statement of Purpose
To foster a culture of stewardship at First Parish, ensure financial support of First Parish by members and friends via year-long education regarding its financial needs, and oversee the annual pledge canvass.

Mission
The Committee will

  • initiate a culture of generosity through education,
  • develop awareness in the congregation of stewardship and of its ownership of First Parish, and
  • create and convey positive and effective messages.

Process
All meetings of the Stewardship Committee are open and will be announced in print/ electronic media.  The Committee welcomes input, ideas, and comments from all in the congregation.  The Committee will seek ways to involve a large and diverse group in stewardship activities. The Committee reports to the Parish Committee.

Timeline


2015

Task

Responsibility

May meeting

assess 2015 Campaign, adopt Charter & elect chair

S.C.

June-July

research styles, methods, resources

S.C.

August meeting

develop year-round plan

S.C.

September

begin year-round activities

TBD

Sept. meeting

develop plan & theme for campaign

S.C.

October

recruit team for campaign, access resources

TBD

October

begin design process

Communication Sub-com.

Oct. meeting

review year-round, review design & recruiting, decide on individual goal-setting

S.C.

November

finish recruiting team, draft text for materials, meet w/ staff for individual goal-setting, access resources

TBD, Communication sub-com, Goal-setting sub-com, TBD

Nov. meeting

review year-round, finalize Spire announcement, report on individual goals, report on resources

S.C. & Campaign Chairs

December

meet w/ ParCom to set overall goal, finalize stage 1 materials, wind up year-round activities

chair & Campaign Chairs, Communication sub-com, TBD

Dec. meeting

set overall goal, report on stage 1 materials, plan Lead Givers event

S.C.

2016

 

 

January

establish training schedule, distribute stage 1 materials, send Lead Givers event invitations,

Campaign Chairs

February-April

TBD – depending on type of campaign

 

May

close Campaign & announce results

 

May meeting

assess 2016 Campaign, elect chair

 

Adopted by the Stewardship Committee 9 July 2015

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