That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s raising funds for itself.
LCMS News just sent out information about Gift Development and Stewardship courses provided by The LCMS Foundation.
One of the courses, offered for two days in April and held at the International Center, runs $950 per person!
As a former development professional, and with all due respect to the Foundation, I’m pretty sure that outfit — known more for its trouble raising money and bureaucratic waste and idiocy — is the last place I’d go to for fundraising training.
But hey, your mileage may vary.