In this Issue:
Vol 16, Issue 5
The Treasurer of the National Spiritual Assembly invites all Treasurers and their assistants from Local Spiritual Assemblies, Regional Bahá'í Councils, and Regional Training Institutes to the National Treasurers' Forum. In addition to the Treasurers and their assistants, we encourage all members of the aforementioned Institutions to register and attend. It's time to gather nationally as stewards of the Funds, the lifeblood of the Cause, to talk about how to hasten the advent of Bahá’u’lláh's civilization and the crucial role the Funds play in building it. Let's learn from each other, reflect with each other, and pray together. We'll see you September 20-22, 2018 (plan to arrive Sept 19 for check-in beginning at 4:00pm) in Evanston, IL, in the shadow of the Mother Temple of the West. We are happy to provide the registration link here:
**Registrations are going fast and we encourage treasurers to sign up right away!**
Please watch this space for the announcement of the National Fund goal for Fiscal Year 2019!!
In other news, we wanted to share with you some exciting information about National Fund participation among the American believers.
Steadfast and generous giving from Bahá’ís throughout the country, coupled with careful stewardship from the institutions allows us to be ready for large scale growth opportunities. Overall we received 63% of total contributions from individuals, 28% from institutions, and 9% from Bahá’í owned entities. Thanks to the participation and sacrificial gifts of our American Bahá’í community this year, who increased their participation by 5%, we were able to win the goal.