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Beginning a Culture of Generosity

Stewardship Help in the Middle of a Pandemic

Are you wondering how to talk about generosity in these Covid times? Could your congregation use new stewardship perspectives this fall as you prepare for your appeal? Consider getting professional, relevant help this year from the consulting firm GSB Fundraising (GSB) that has tutored over 60 congregations in the Rocky Mountain Synod over these past 3 years in the 3E: Educate, Equip, Enact Lilly Grant initiative.

Beginning a Culture of Generosity (BCG) is a new and timely program developed by GSB and presented by 3E for the Rocky Mountain and Grand Canyon Synods .It is designed for those congregations that have not yet participated in Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS) or may be thinking about SAS in the future. It will help guide you and provide tools for your fall appeal giving your stewardship team confidence right now while everyone is working through a variety of very real financial stressors.

Congregations are receiving training online in seven online sessions August to Noveember 2020 and one-on-one guidance on an easily implemented program to stimulate generosity through national economic uncertainty.

The first session began on August 22nd and registration has closed.  We are evaluating this program this fall and if your congregation has interest in 3E presenting this again in Fall 2021, please contact Deb Elstad, 3E Associate Director for Stewardship, at

The cost of the program is only $150 and congregations are responsible for their own printing costs (bulletins, brochures). [Adaptable professional design templates are included in the program fee.] 

If you have thought about signing up for Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS) in the future, this is a great on-ramp or taste of SAS. Or if you just need some extra help and boost for 2020, this is the program for you.



Previous Sessions

8/22/20 Session 1: Building Blocks for Generosity

9/5/20 Session 2:  An Effective, Inspiring Stewardship Appeal

9/26/20 Session 3: Sharing Stories of Generosity

10/17/20 Session 4: Achieving a Strong Response

11/7/20 Session 5: Sharing Results and an Effective Follow Up

11/28/20 Session 6: Finishing the Year Strong

Because this program is intended for registered BCG participants, recorded sessions will only be available for about 4-6 weeks following each session. We also ask that you don’t share these sessions widely as the materials are proprietary to GSB Fundraising. Thank you.

Upcoming Sessions

Registered congregations will receive login info the week prior to the session and all RMS session begin at 10:00am (Mtn).


Video about BCG  

More Information

If you have questions about this new program, contact Deb Elstad, 3E Associate Director for Stewardship.