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TCFM Scholarships for Friends Activities – 2016

Funds can be requested for involvement in Friends activities such as Friends General Conference Gathering, Northern Yearly Meeting, Pendle Hill, and travel for Friends concerns, such as representation on Friends committees.  The 2016 TCFM budget for scholarships/travel is $2500. In the past, the committee has met in early May, considered all the requests it has… Read More

Pledging? Taking Stock, Making Plans

Pledging? Taking Stock, Making Plans By Richard Fuller, Fran Martinson & Tami Swiggum Community Development & Fundraising Committee Looking at art in our building during the September art fair got us noticing what a lovely building we have. We have a lovely community too, strong, and large by Quaker standards. Oh yes, there are problems,… Read More

Framing the “BIG Conversation” about TCFM Reserves

Dear TCFM Friends, At the January MWB we approved our annual budget for 2014 with very lukewarm support. We recognized we do not have agreement on the assumptions underlying that budget. We have agreed we will have a “BIG Conversation” on our underlying financial assumptions, especially how much money TCFM holds in its reserves. This… Read More

Your Year-End Gift Will Inform the 2014 Big-Picture Conversation

Richard Fuller, Clerk, CDFR (reprinted from the December, 2013, TCFM Newsletter) Friends, Please consider upping your planned giving for 2013 by 5% to 10%. CDFR (Community Development & Fund Raising committee) makes this request for two reasons, with the second reason being more interesting and consequential for TCFM’s long-term future. Reason #1: We are 5%… Read More

Report on CDFR’ Friends Forum

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

TCFM Reserves, Tasty Financial Snack #2

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

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