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Find resources specific to each Habitat and Thrivent partnership program, or search for files by resource type. Items that apply to multiple programs can be found in each applicable program.

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  • Faith Builds
  • Homes
    • Partnership Resources
      Item Description Type
      2018 Thrivent Builds Homes Requirements, Terms and Conditions (PDF) For Habitat affiliates with approved 2018 Thrivent Builds Homes traditional projects, review this document which outlines the basic requirements, terms and conditions. Note: Thrivent programs are by invitation only. Administration
      Affiliate Guide to Monthly Project Status Report (PDF) Habitat Affiliates follow these step-by-step directions to submit monthly project status reports. Reporting
      Affiliate Monthly Project Status Report (App) Habitat affiliates use this form to report updates related to milestones, fundraising and volunteer data, congregations involved and build progress.  Submit by the 20th of each month. Your Organizational Development Consultant-Thrivent Builds, other appropriate Thrivent Builds staff and the Habitat affiliate contact person will automatically receive the updates.  The form acts as the official request for milestone payments. Click on the Help links for data-entry tips.  Questions or technical issues can be emailed to BOX Thrivent Builds Homes. Reporting
      Milestones & Accessing Funds Quick Reference Guide - 2018 version (PDF) Follow these requirements for each build milestone in order to receive funding. Reporting
    • Marketing & Communications
      Item Description Type
      Habitat and Thrivent Banner (Link) Display this banner to brand Habitat and Thrivent public events and project sites. The 2' x 4' vinyl banner can be ordered online via The Store or by calling 800-468-4332. Cost: $39.20. Signage
      Habitat and Thrivent Home Site Sign (PDF) Habitat affiliates use this fillable PDF build site sign template as final printer ready art for a 48”X30” outdoor sign. The template has three spaces to be completed by the affiliate: 1. Affiliate name. 2. Partner family name. 3. Sponsor name(s) (e.g. church, Thrivent Financial Representative or Thrivent member network name). The build site sign template should be emailed to a local printer, or to Custom Signs Today at homeoffice@customsignstoday.com. Be sure to also email or provide the printer with the color guide to insure that the correct, branded colors are used. Signage
      Habitat and Thrivent Partnership Bulletin Insert (PDF) Use this customizable 5 ½" x 8 ½" insert in church bulletins and mailers. Bulletin Insert
      Habitat and Thrivent Partnership Fact Sheet (PDF) Everything a reporter needs to cover the Habitat and Thrivent Partnership including program facts and figures. Media Relations
      Volunteer Recruitment and Sign-up Poster - Item 26336C (PDF) Use this 11" x 17" customizable poster to describe your project and attract volunteers. Utilize the second sheet to have interested people sign-up to volunteer or obtain additional information. Order item 26336C on TOS or download to customize and print with contact information. Signage
    • Volunteer Management
      Item Description Type
      Affiliate Guide to Submitting Names (PDF) Habitat Affiliates follow these step-by-step directions on how to securely submit volunteer names and addresses for Thrivent and Habitat home projects. Reporting
      Name Collection Frequently Asked Questions (Word) Review common questions that may come up during the name submission process at a Thrivent and Habitat home site. Helpful for affiliates and others who are involved in collecting and submitting volunteer names. Reference Guide
      Name Submission Webpage (App) Open the secure Thrivent webpage and submit each volunteer name within 14 days of the activity.  Select your affiliate's state and name from the drop-downs. When a home project is approved for your affiliate, it appears in the House Master ID drop-down. Reporting
      Volunteer Sign-in Form (Word) Use this sign-in/photo release form at the project site. Have all volunteers sign in and complete the appropriate fields. Note: Volunteers may opt out of having their photo used by checking the corresponding box. Administration
      Youth Involvement Quick Reference Guide (Word) Use these ideas to get youth of all ages involved in a Habitat and Thrivent project. Reference Guide
  • Worldwide
  • Building on Faith
    • Partnership Resources
      Item Description Type
      1. Building on Faith 2019 Playbook (PDF) Habitat Affiliates & CET – This resource provides an overview of the Habitat and Thrivent Partnership, Building on Faith, event planning, and volunteer engagement. Reference Guide
      2. Building on Faith Affiliate Terms and Conditions (Word) Habitat Affiliates - Review this document. It includes basic requirements to be eligible for the program and expectations for successful completion. Note: Thrivent programs are by invitation only. Administration
      3. Building on Faith Event Planning Tool (Word) Habitat Affiliates & CET – Use this tool to help you plan your Building on Faith event. The tool will help you coordinate your event together and keep all relevant details top of mind. Administration
      4. Building on Faith Event Day Tip Sheet (Word) Habitat Affiliates & CET – This tool provides tips and suggestions on executing a great event for Building on Faith. Reference Guide
      Volunteer Sign-in Sheet (Word) Habitat Affiliates - Use this sign-in/photo release form at the event site. Have all volunteers sign-in and complete the appropriate fields. Note: Volunteers may opt out of having their photo used by checking the corresponding box. Administration
    • Marketing & Communications
      Item Description Type
      1. Building on Faith Affiliate Toolkit (Word) Habitat Affiliates - Use this toolkit which includes logos, photos, social media, email, press releases, and media advisory for promoting Building on Faith. Media Relations
      2. TMN Specialist Involvement in Building on Faith (PDF) TMN Specialists – Review this one-page document to see your role in promoting Building on Faith and increasing member attendance and involvement. Reference Guide
      3. TMN Toolkit for Building on Faith (Word) TMN Specialists – This toolkit provides logos, photos, text, and suggestions on promoting Building on Faith to the members in your TMN. Utilize this toolkit along with your existing communication channels. Also provides text and suggested use for Thank You communication after events. Note: TMN distributed communication should direct members to www.LiveGenerously.com/BuildingonFaith Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      4. Member Invite Postcard (PDF) TMN Specialists & CET- Customizable postcard for inviting Thrivent members to participate in Building on Faith. Download and print with a local printer or utilize the Thrivent PAIS system for mailing. PAIS available to Thrivent staff only. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      5. Church Leader Invite Postcard (PDF) CET - Customizable postcard for inviting church leaders to learn more and get involved in Building on Faith. Download and print with a local printer or utilize the Thrivent PAIS system for mailing. PAIS available to Thrivent staff only. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      6. Church Leader Thank You Postcard (PDF) CET - Customizable postcard for thanking church leaders for supporting Building on Faith. Download and print with a local printer or utilize the Thrivent PAIS system for mailing. PAIS available to Thrivent staff only. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      7. Church Leader Invite and Thank You email copy (Word) Habitat Affiliates & CET - Use these email copy templates to invite church leaders to learn more about Building on Faith and to get involved in their local event. After churches participate, send the Thank You email to recognize the involvement of their church. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      Habitat and Thrivent Promotional Merchandise (Link) Build awareness with Habitat and Thrivent branded merchandise, including giveaway items, gifts, banners, and apparel. Merchandise
    • Church Engagement
      Item Description Type
      1. Church Communications Toolkit (Word) For Churches - This toolkit gives churches what they need to communicate about Building on Faith with their church members. This tool provides cut-and-paste content and visuals that can be used a variety of ways, from newsletters, email, social media, and website. Note: To distribute this toolkit to churches, share this specific link or download a copy to send. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      2. Event Flyer (PDF) For Churches - Customizable flyer for churches to distribute to their members for promoting Building on Faith. Note: To distribute this flyer to churches, share this specific link or download a copy to send. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      3. Bulletin Insert - Color (PDF) For Churches - Customizable bulletin insert for churches to promote Building on Faith. Note: To distribute this bulletin insert to churches, share this specific link or download a copy to send. Bulletin Insert
      4. Bulletin Insert - Black and White (PDF) For Churches - Customizable bulletin insert for churches to promote Building on Faith. Note: To distribute this bulletin insert to churches, share this specific link or download a copy to send. Bulletin Insert
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