Introduction & Membership

Membership Privileges

The International Catholic Stewardship Council promotes the concept of holistic Christian stewardship. It serves arch/dioceses, parishes, professional firms, religious congregations and Catholic associations through its seminars, publications and annual conference. ICSC encourages the growing professionalism of diocesan stewardship and development programs directed toward improving the long-term growth of diocesan resources. It also fosters the development of parish-centered stewardship programs, aimed at increasing parishioner involvement and financial resources, based on the principle of shared responsibility and accountability.

Below are some of the services that ICSC offers. Please refer to our Membership Brochure for more information or feel free to contact our office with questions


ICSC provides a network for peers to share their experience, expertise and opinions. The online ICSC membership directory provides members with an up-to-date listing of all members. Visit the online discussion forum where members post questions, share experience and offer advice about stewardship and development techniques.

Examples of award-winning parish stewardship materials are also available to members through the ICSC website.

Awards and Certification

Each year, ICSC recognizes dioceses and parishes who are ICSC members that have best promoted the spirituality of stewardship during the year. Dioceses and parishes may enter their stewardship promotional materials for consideration in the following categories:

    Diocesan Stewardship Awards:

  • Annual Appeal Brochure
  • Annual Appeal Poster
  • Annual Appeal Video
  • Total Annual Appeal Effort
  • Total Capital Campaign Effort
  • Total Diocesan Stewardship Effort
  • Total Planned Giving Effort
  • Total Foundation Effort
  • Diocesan Stewardship Video

    Parish Stewardship Awards:

  • Archbishop Thomas Murphy Award
  • Parish Stewardship Materials
  • Parish Stewardship Video
  • Parish Capital Campaign Effort
  • Parish Certification:

  • Stewardship Parish Certification

  • The award winners are recognized for their excellence at the ICSC annual conference.

ICSC Events and Member Discounts

The annual conference, diocesan regional meetings, institutes, seminars, training sessions, webinars and workshops put members in touch with experienced professionals.

Membership discounts are available for all ICSC members for the annual conference, the institutes for stewardship and development and other ICSC sponsored events.


ICSC periodically releases publications including stewardship manuals in English and Spanish, stewardship reflections, resource journals and prayer books. Each ICSC voting delegate receives a complimentary copy of each new ICSC publication. Additional resources and copies are available for purchase.

Comprehensive Diocesan Development Survey

This fact-filled survey reports and analyzes information provided by arch/diocesan offices of stewardship and development and/or Catholic foundations to help ICSC members determine the success of their individual arch/diocesan stewardship and development programs.

ICSC Events Qualify for CFRE Professional Certification Points

Attendance at the ICSC annual conference and the ICSC Institute for Stewardship and Development qualifies as an educational activity for purposes of CFRE program applications for initial certification or recertification. Attendance at sessions for each available time slot for the annual conference and institutes constitutes points on the CFRE application. The point values may be obtained from the CFRE Professional Certification Board 703-820-5555, fax 703-820-1107 or Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This is not the same as the award for continuing education units (CEUs) and does not imply endorsement of this program by the CFRE Program.


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