The SAS Refresher was implemented for the first time in the fall of 2020. This 8 month once-a-month course is designed for congregations that have been through Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS) previously - Cohorts 1-4. The Refresher is not a substitute for those congregations who wish to take SAS Year 2 with GSB consultants, but for those who wish to continue the journey of generosity culture-building.
3E recognizes that many congregations may need a refresher on the SAS principles and help bringing new stewardship leadership into the SAS model. The monthly online sessions begin in August and end in March. GSB consultants present 6 of the sessions and highlight the fall appeal, reintroduce helpful important documents, videos and provide support once again for your stewardship teams. The SAS Refresher is an hour-long Zoom session each month on topics such as: Strategic Planning, Governance, Volunteerism, Gratitude and an online sharing space for communications and access to session materials. The Refresher also adds two sessions using excellent stewardship books, A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri Nouwen and Abundance: Creating a Culture of Generosity (by Mike Ward, a partner at GSB).
3E is providing the SAS Refresher course at no cost to all congregations that have previously participated in SAS - any cohort, any year. If you have questions or want to join the 2021 SAS Refresher, please contact Deb Elstad, 3E Associate Director of Stewardship at email@example.com.