Parish Fundraising and Stewardship Library

July 29, 2009

Parish Excellence

There are many printed resources available to help parishes with almost every imaginable aspect of fundraising and stewardship from such diverse sources as the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to the International Catholic Stewarship Council. We’ve assembled a recommended reading list on another page, including links to purchase them, but for now here’s the list of titles itself:

  • Why Catholics Don’t Give … and What Can Be Done About It, by Charles E. Zech, Francis J. Butler, and Mary Grant.
  • Best Practices in Parish Stewardship, by Charles E. Zech.
  • Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, A Pastoral Letter on Stewardship, 10th anniversary edition, USCCB.
  • Catholic Stewardship: Sharing God’s Gifts, by Colleen Smith.
  • Called to Be Stewards: Bringing New Life to Catholic Parishes, by Patrick McNamara.
  • Grace in Action: Living Catholic Stewardship, by Our Sunday Visitor.
  • Stewardship: A Parish Handbook, by C. Justin Clements.
  • Keeping Stewardship Alive: Proven Stewardship Ideas, by ICSC.
  • Stewardship: Disciples Respond – A Practical Guide for Pastoral Leaders, by ICSC.
  • Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift, by Jerold Panas.
  • Take a Quantum Leap – A For Impact Campaign Manifesto, by Tom Suddes.
  • Time, Talent, And Treasure: Reflections on the U.S. Bishops’ Model for Parish Stewardship, by C. Justin Clements.
  • Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community, by Albert L. Winseman, Donald O. Clifton, Curt Liesveld.
  • StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths, by Tom Rath.
  • The Steward’s Way: A Spirituality of Stewardship (Pastoral Ministry Series), by C. Justin Clements.
  • Advancing the Mission of the Church: Best Practices in Stewardship and Development for Catholic Organizations, by Daniel Conway.
  • Stewards of Joy: Taking Care of and Sharing the Gift of Faith, by Daniel Conway.
  • Stewardship in America: A Countercultural Way of Life, by Daniel Conway.
  • What Do I Own and What Owns Me?, by Daniel Conway.
  • I Like Being in Parish Ministry Stewardship, by Daniel Conway.
  • More than Silver or Gold: Homilies of a Stewardship Priest, by Father Daniel J. Mahan.
  • Developing Your Case for Support (J-B Fund Raising School Series), by Timothy L. Seller.
  • Preparing Your Capital Campaign (J-B Fund Raising School Series), by Marilyn Bancel.
  • Planned Giving Essentials: A Step by Step Guide to Success, by Richard D. Barrett.
  • Conducting a Successful Capital Campaign: The New, Revised and Expanded Edition of the Leading Guide to Planning and Implementing a Capital Campaign, by Kent E. Dove.
  • Hank Rosso’s Achieving Excellence in Fund Raising, edited by Eugene R. Tempel.
  • Conducting a Successful Annual Giving Program, by Kent E. Dove.
  • Conducting a Successful Fundraising Program: A Comprehensive Guide and Resource, by Kent E. Dove.
  • Conducting a Successful Major Gifts and Planned Giving Program: A Comprehensive Guide and Resource, by Kent E. Dove, Alan M. Spears, and Thomas W. Herbert.
  • The Spirituality of Fund-Raising, by Henri Nouwen.
  • The Raising of Money: Thirty-Five Essentials Every Trustee Should Now, by James, Gregory Lord.
  • The Complete Guide to Fundraising Management, by Stanlet Weinstein.
  • The Catholic Funding Guide Edition V, by FADICA, Inc.
  • How to Increase Giving in Your Church: A Practical Guide, by George Barna.
  • Grantseeker’s Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Finding Funding, by Cheryl Carter New and James Aaron Quick.
  • The Parish Management Handbook: A Practical Guide for Pastors, Administrators, and Other Parish Leaders, by Charles E. Zech.
  • Fundraising Fundamentals: A Guide to Annual Giving for Professionals and Volunteers, by James M. Greenfield.
  • Boston Catholics: A History of the Church and Its People, by Thomas H. O’Connor.
  • Planned Giving: A Guide to Fundraising and Philanthropy, by Ronald R. Jordan and Katelyn L. Quynn.
  • Growing an Engaged Church: How to Stop “Doing Church” and Start Being the Church Again, by Albert L. Winseman.
  • The Purpose-Driven Church: Growth Without Compromising Your Message & Mission, by Rick Warren.

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