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.
Center Church’s Journey The First Church of Christ in Hartford (Center Church) is a dynamic sacred place that is a hub for community initiatives in the greater Hartford, Connecticut area. Center Church and Partners began collaborating on a feasibility study to assess the need for a capital campaign [...]
Growing both historic congregations with diverse community programs, and healthy historic districts that foster property investment, is high on every preservation organization’s wish list. However, within the context of established historic districts, conflicts can arise when the expansion of a con [...]
Long before Killington, VT, became a popular skiing destination, this quiet New England town was home to a small Episcopal congregation dedicated to enriching its surroundings. Elizabeth Wood Clement envisioned that the Church of Our Saviour, built on the Mission Farm property in memory of her late [...]
The Church of Holy Cross-Immaculata in Cincinnati, OH, was one of the first parishs to participate in New Dollars/New Partners for Your Sacred Place training, in 2003. Five years later the parish has successfully raised funds for several projects and is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary. [...]