First Unitarian Society in Newton

Stewardship Campaign

Stewardship Campaign

The chair of the Stewardship Campaign (formerly Annual Canvass) is appointed annually by the trustees with advice from the past year’s chair, the chair of the Finance Committee, and the minister. A chair or chairs organize the campaign, usually beginning by setting up the volunteer structure in the fall, firming up the timeline, theme, and lining up the team of canvassers before year’s end. Canvassers form a cohort of members who meet, plan, and train together to achieve an important goal for the Society. Many new friendships are formed during the campaign. The Stewardship Campaign is launched early in the society’s year, culminating in the actual fundraising itself in the spring. The campaign usually incorporates a brochure, a series of letters mailed to members, and a number of home visits. The Fellowship Dinner usually occurs toward the end of the campaign. The church budget for the following fiscal year, June 1 to May 31, is based almost entirely on the campaign total pledged.


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