Partners builds the capability of congregational leadership for building care, shared use, and capital fundraising through training programs, fundraising assistance, and organizational and facility assessments. In the process, Partners becomes a trusted resource and guide as congregations examine and weigh opportunities.
Every sacred place is the center of a unique network for parishioners, neighbors, and friends. Having worked with thousands of sacred places across the country, Partners is uniquely positioned to help faith and lay leaders leverage these networks. Built on groundbreaking research and decades of diverse experiences, Partners’ expertise has helped congregations meet, and exceed, their goals – both in fundraising and community impact.
Partners consulting services can bring these unique tools, expertise, and resources to your congregation and community. Partners’ model focuses on the gifts, talents, and resources of every sacred place and their community to enhance the congregation’s capacity to meet the needs of the present and plan for the future!
Capital Campaign Services assist congregations to design and implement a fundraising campaign that leverages community-wide support.
Feasibility, Discovery, and Readiness Studies help congregations identify congregational and community support for capital improvements and civic impact.
Community Engagement Services assist congregations to build and strengthen relationships with neighbors and partners to increase investment in, and active use of, their historic buildings.
Space-Sharing and Adaptive Re-use assessments and tools assist congregations to develop strategies to activate underutilized spaces aligning with the congregation’s mission and vision.
Halo Valuation analyses give congregations language and tools to understand and communicate their impact to community and civic stakeholders.
Webinar: Still Open to Serve: How to Stay Engaged and Continue to Serve Community during Social Distancing
In response to the need to practice social-distancing, many congregations have partially or entirely closed their buildings. This has impacted their community-serving ministries and programs, forcing many congregations to suspend or alter them significantly. Many congregations also host a range of [...]
In the first few weeks of social distancing, faith communities across the country are struggling to meet their budgeted annual giving goals. Join Partners for Sacred Places for a discussion of how the basics of healthy stewardship can be applied to the congregations’ current realities, and how cler [...]
Church properties are one of the most important assets that parishes have to host and support ministry and service. To keep staff, members, and the public safe, many parishes have had to partially or fully close their buildings for regular use, including those programs and ministries that serve the [...]
By John Hershey, RGS Associates and Ruth Ayn Hocker, Manager, Bureaus of Stormwater and Wastewater Collections, City of Lancaster Two historic churches in Lancaster, Pennsylvania demonstrate how a sacred place can be maximized as a civic asset that advances the vitality and environmental health of [...]