Motivation for Giving

Victor is one of my most cherished friends. We have shared life together in celebration and fun, and we have walked together in times of trouble and suffering. Several years ago, Victor attended his first professional baseball game with me. It was a reciprocal gift for the day he shared the experience of attending a cricket tournament. He and his family have prayed over me and attended to me in their home when I was suffering from back pain. I attended to Victor when he suffered a heart attack – taking him to the hospital and then caring for him […]

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Building Trust and Trustworthy Leadership

Trust is in high demand and short supply globally. Why? It’s hard to gain and easy to lose. With trust, ministries create confidence to participate in God’s work. People give sacrificially and serve voluntarily.  Without trust, churches split, ministries shut down, staff quit, and giving dries up. In Trust: The Firm Foundation for Kingdom Fruitfulness, ECFA President Dan Busby writes, “A Christ-centered ministry that lacks trust is like a teenager running through a fireworks factory with a lit blowtorch. It isn’t whether something is going to blow up—it’s just a matter of when.” Sadly, ministries are blowing up daily for […]

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8 Fundraising Resolutions for 2019

Wherever in the world you are reading this, take heart – your donors are waiting for you! 2019 is upon us and with it comes the annual challenges that we as fundraisers face every year, the challenge to fund more and deliver more for our respective causes. Fundraising is relentless but – wherever we live and wherever we fundraise and whatever cause we fundraise for – it doesn’t have to be daunting. Here are 8 principles that will help you manage your fundraising this year. There may be more, there will be others, but just pick those that fit with […]

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