Less Than One-third of Congregations Report Decline in Giving in First Half of 2009
The 2009 Congregational Economic Impact Study, with 1,540 respondents, is not a nationally representative study of all congregations in the U.S., but rather is drawn primarily from the Alban Institute’s membership. More than three-fourths of respondents were from Protestant denominations.
The 2009 Congregational Economic Impact Study is available at http://tinyurl.com/CongregrationalEconomicImpact.
The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving exists to serve the public good by exploring the multiple connections between philanthropy and faith within the major religious traditions. Its mission is to foster greater understanding of the ways in which faith inspires and informs giving. The Lake Institute is a program of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. For more information, visit www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/LakeFamilyInstitute/economyGiving.aspx.
The Alban Institute is an independent center of learning and innovation that connects congregational leaders with the most creative people, ideas, and resources to fulfill their high callings. Located in the Washington, D.C. area, Alban is a not-for-profit, membership organization that develops and shares knowledge through consulting, publishing, research, and education programs. For more information, visit www.alban.org.