Loaves and Fishes is a national organization that relies on neighborhood churches to provide hospitality to the hungry. TCFM has been co-hosting a meal with Minneapolis Friends in the Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis for over 20 years. We serve 4 times a year on the 5th Monday of a month. Below you will find answers… Read More
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So far, CDFR (Community Development & Fund Raising) committee has been talking a lot about money. But it’s not about money, ultimately. It’s about “serving God,” or “relying on community to help us do the right thing…” however you want to say it. Money is a tool that helps us join with, and contribute to,… Read More
Bad Times? Good Times? by Bob Nechal Bob has been a member of TCFM’s Finance Committee for several years. He approached CDFR saying he had a contribution to our ongoing financial discussion. We are happy to publish it. What coulds’t thou say? We would like to read your ideas, and might be glad to publish… Read More
Richard Fuller At the Friends Forum of Sunday, October 27, the Community Development & Fund Raising committee (CDFR) did some community development by sparking a conversation about Meeting’s finances. Tami Swiggum led off by highlighting some of the themes our committee has encountered during our home visits and in other conversations. She reported that many… Read More
By Richard Fuller, Community Development & Fund Raising committee In Tasty Snack #1 we used our community vessel, to talk about income and expenses. All that color above the deck of the boat is money, coming and going. In this diagram the different colors are expenses, going out, but of course that same money… Read More
–Richard Fuller [Reprinted from the August 2013, TCFM Newsletter] WHAT A SURPRISE! How like life! We, CDFR, were chartered a year and a half ago to raise funds for big-investment projects but learned we should do something else instead. And it all makes sense! Meeting minutes March 11, 2012 … #7. Nominating Committee, Gillian Martin.… Read More
CDFR Offers You a Tasty Snack of Financial Information How do we think about our Meeting’s financial health? “Seems like we are doing OK…” CDFR (Community Development & Fund Raising committee) can say “The glass is not full. And it’s not empty.” We’d like more clarity than that, about our financial situation, but that clarity… Read More