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.
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 [...]
Across the nation, faith communities are facing new and unexpected challenges as they respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic and continue to faithfully steward their historic buildings. Partners for Sacred Places knows that many congregations have questions about practical ways to sustain their [...]
Although the city of Wabash is tucked away off the main highways of Indiana, it is a thriving place, offering a range of cultural amenities to its residents. Home to the Ford Meter Box Company and the Honeywell Center, part of the Honeywell Foundation, the city regularly hosts nationally recognized [...]
A neighborhood church and organization bring outside investment to San Antonio’s West Side “How in the world are we going to be able to raise over a million dollars?” That was the response of Divine Redeemer Presbyterian Church in 2013 after learning about the extent of repairs needed to maintain a [...]