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    • Affiliate Resources
      Item Description Type
      2018 Thrivent Faith Builds Affiliate Requirements, Terms and Conditions (PDF) For Habitat affiliates with approved 2018 Thrivent Faith Builds projects, review this document. It includes basic requirements to be considered for the program. Note: Thrivent programs are by invitation only. Administration
      2018 Thrivent Faith Builds Congregational Commitment Summary Form (Excel) Habitat affiliates use the 2018 Faith Builds Congregational Commitment form to report partner churches and committed Faith Builds Generosity Challenge dollars. Submission of form is part of Milestone One, part 2 of the Faith Build Affiliate Requirements, Terms and Conditions. Tip: Use Firefox to download. Administration
      2019 Thrivent Faith Builds Affiliate Requirements, Terms and Conditions (Oct. 2018) (PDF) For Habitat affiliates with approved 2019 Thrivent Faith Builds projects, review this document. It includes basic requirements to be considered for the program. Note: Thrivent programs are by invitation only. Administration
      2019 Thrivent Faith Builds Congregational Commitment Summary Form (Excel) Habitat affiliates use the 2019 Faith Builds Congregational Commitment form to report partner churches and committed Faith Builds Generosity Challenge dollars. Submission of form is part of Milestone Two of the 2019 Faith Builds Affiliate Requirements, Terms and Conditions. Tip: Use Firefox to download. 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
      Faith Build Church Partnership Agreement (PDF) A partnership agreement that lists responsibilities of each partner to successfully complete a Faith Build in the local community. This is an optional piece to use if it fits within the local church/ Habitat for Humanity/ Thrivent relationship. Administration
      Milestones & Accessing Funds Quick Reference Guide - 2018 Faith Builds version (PDF) Follow these requirements for each 2018 Faith Builds milestone in order to receive funding. Reporting
      Milestones & Accessing Funds Quick Reference Guide - 2019 Faith Builds version (November 2018) (PDF) Follow these requirements for each 2019 Faith Builds milestone in order to receive funding. Reporting
    • Church Engagement Guides
      Item Description Type
      1. Faith Build Guide (PDF) A guide for local Habitat affiliates and local Thrivent Financial workforce. This resource provides an overview of a Faith Build, coaching and considerations for planning the Faith Build, and engagement of the local Christian community and Thrivent members. Reference Guide
      2. Faith Build Church Introduction (PDF) A piece designed to introduce a Faith Build and the Thrivent / Habitat partnership to churches invited to participate. Presentations
      3. FieldNet Church Engagement Page (Link) Resources designed for Thrivent Community Engagement Team and Financial Professionals to help build mutually beneficial relationships between Thrivent and churches. Reference Guide
      4. Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Guide to Church Relations (PDF) A comprehensive guide to help affiliates establish a strong foundation to support church partnerships and develop and nurture authentic relationships. Reference Guide
      5. Habitat for Humanity Apostles Build Project – A Guide for Affiliates and Church Partners (PDF) This guide to Apostles Build Projects provides valuable information on developing the plan, recruiting church partners and implementing the project. An Apostles Build is very similar in spirit to a Thrivent Faith Build. Reference Guide
      6. Habitat for Humanity Faith Engagement Talking Points (PDF) How to talk about Habitat for Humanity with your congregation. Reference Guide
      7. Habitat for Humanity Faith Engagement Bible Readings (PDF) Scripture passages that guide the work of the Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial partnership. Reference Guide
    • Marketing & Communications
      Item Description Type
      1. Church Communication Tool for Congregations (Word) Developed to help churches talk about their Faith Build with their congregations, this tool provides cut-and-paste content and visuals that can be used a variety of ways, from church bulletins to social media. Faith Build partners can share this link or download a copy to share with churches. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      2. Church Faith Build Bulletin Insert (PDF) Customizable bulletin insert for churches to promote involvement in the Faith Build and share details of planned events with the congregation. Administration
      3. Church Faith Build Flyer (PDF) Customizable flyer for distribution by churches to the congregation to inform them about the Faith Build and involvement opportunities. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      4. Church Faith Build Fundraising Ideas (PDF) Help congregations come up with fundraising ideas and events with this sheet of examples. Fundraising
      5. Faith Build Church Introduction (PDF) A piece designed to introduce a Faith Build and the Thrivent / Habitat partnership to churches invited to participate. Presentations
      6. Faith Build Certificate of Appreciation (PDF) An appreciation certificate for the Thrivent and Habitat for Humanity team to present to a local church as a thank you for partnering in a Faith Build. Administration
      7. Faith Build Clergy Breakfast Invite (PDF) Kick off your Faith Build with a Clergy Breakfast and use this customizable piece to promote it. Share with clergy and other church leaders to get them to your event. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      Affiliate Media and Communications Kit (Link) This zip file includes resources and tools including: press releases, media advisory, talking points, social media ideas, and logos. Media Relations
      Faith Build Awareness Member Postcard (Storefront*) (Link) Use this customizable postcard to let Thrivent members know about a Faith Build in their community. (*Storefront link accessible only by Thrivent staff. Login required. Search Topic, Thrivent Builds, Item 29714D) Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      Faith Build Event Member Email Invitation (Link) Use this customizable email template to invite members to participate in an event to support a Faith Build in their community. Thrivent staff who do not already have access to Email Playground may request access by sending an email to BOXFieldEmailMarketing@Thrivent.com Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      Faith Build Event Member Email Notification (Link) Use this customizable email template to let Thrivent members know about a Faith Build in their community. Thrivent staff who do not already have access to Email Playground may request access by sending an email to BOXFieldEmailMarketing@Thrivent.com Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      Faith Build Event Member Invite Postcard (Storefront*) (Link) Use this customizable postcard to invite members to participate in an event to support a Faith Build in their community. (*Storefront link accessible only by Thrivent staff. Login required. Search Topic Thrivent Builds, Item 29714J) Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      Faith Build Partnership Sign Template and Color Guide (PDF) Habitat affiliates use this fillable PDF Faith Build sign template as final printer-ready art for a 30” X 48” outdoor sign. The template has three areas to be completed by the affiliate: Affiliate name, family name and partner churches/Christian organizations. Email the template to a local printer or to Custom Signs Today at homeoffice@customsignstoday.com. This PDF includes the sign color guide to provide to the printer to ensure the correct branded colors are used. Signage
      Habitat and Thrivent Logo Lock-up (JPG) Use the attached logo lock-up in your custom communication pieces as needed. Review the existing resources on this page to find a pre-approved piece that will meet your needs before creating your own. When the logo opens, right-click the page and select Save Picture As to save the JPG file on your local computer. Logos/Images
      Thrivent Builds Fact Sheet (PDF) Everything a reporter needs to cover Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity. Media Relations
    • 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
      Survey Link for Member Activation Report (Link) Use this survey to report member activation activity for your local Faith Build. Be prepared to describe the activity or event, method of communication, participation and impact of the event. For example, notifying local members of the build in their community would be considered an activity. Please complete this immediately following the activity or event. 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
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