Presbyterian Women Celebration Giving Representative
Celebration Giving Representative
A new position on the leadership team of Presbyterian Women, Celebration Giving Representative (CGR), has been developed by the Churchwide Coordinating Team (CCT) to interpret the giving opportunities of Presbyterian Women and encourage participation in Celebration Giving. Celebration Giving Representatives are needed to represent PW at each level—congregational, presbytery, synod and churchwide. This new position was approved at the Churchwide Business Meeting of PW in July 2009.
Interpret the giving opportunities of Presbyterian Women and encourage participation in Celebration Giving (which includes Mission Pledge, Birthday and Thank Offerings, Memorial/Recognition Gifts, Honorary Life Membership, Together in Service, Fellowship of the Least Coin and Widening of the Circle Endowment Fund).
Responsibilities at the congregational, presbytery, synod and churchwide levels
• Interpret Celebration Giving programs and provide interpretive material at PW events
• Develop Celebration Giving presentations and displays for PW gatherings/training events
• Help to identify Celebration Giving Representatives in congregations, presbyteries and/or synod (as appropriate) and work with them on a continual basis.
• Contact local congregations/presbyteries/synod to provide resources and assist with interpretation and campaigns for Mission Pledge (May–November), Thank Offering (July–December) and Birthday Offering (January–May)
• Actively seek opportunities to educate PW supporters about financial needs and generate ideas to encourage increased giving
• Educate and work closely with moderators, treasurers and Celebration Giving Representatives at all levels
• Work collaboratively with PW Funds Development staff
• Leadership (as evidenced by current or past leadership positions)
• Communication (electronic, written, verbal)
• Familiar with PW and PW funding streams
• Knowledgeable about the programs funded through Celebration Giving donations
• Willingness to be an educator