WaterStone was blessed to convene the 2016 WaterStone Giving Academy in Santa Ana, California, February 9-10. The WaterStone Giving Academy is our premier educational forum designed to educate and equip financial professionals and ministry and nonprofit leaders from around the country. Our goal is simple: connect Christian givers, their advisors, and ministries to the innovative giving services and strategies that WaterStone offers.
Attendees delved deeply into the following topics:
- Why giving is biblical, practical and inspirational
- Creative solutions for giving through complex assets and business structures
- Giving strategies that provide lifetime income
- The unseen benefits in giving from appreciated assets
- How to communicate the joy of giving to donors and clients
- Case studies from the field
The advisors and nonprofit leaders who convened, heard how they can uncover more resources to fuel more ministry projects that honor God by serving his people. The key takeaway was the tremendous opportunity to serve their donors and clients by educating them to look outside their cash resources for additional giving opportunities from assets like real estate, business interests, and energy and agricultural commodities. Attendees also earned continuing education credit for the sessions attended.
For more information on the WaterStone Giving Academy, we invite you to join the WaterStone Community of Giving. You may also download our Giving Academy and Ministry Day eBooks to discover topics covered, CE credit available, and what past attendees have to say about this program.
Register for our next Giving Academy events:
WaterStone Ministry Day: April 8, 2016
WaterStone Giving Academy: August 17-19, 2016