Bio

Barbara was born in Canada to a first-generation immigrant family. She believes that biblical fundraising connects incarnational believers to generous giving of their influence, time, skills, and possessions toward the outreach efforts of an Acts 1:6-8 church. She has worked with nonprofits in well over 50 countries, now more often through on-line training and support in her advising business, Give Way Visioneering.

Barbara worked for TWR (Trans World Radio) from 1999 after learning corporate, volunteer, and event fundraising during employment at a city art gallery in Canada. She served as US Church Ministries Director, TWR Europe Director of Marketing and Development, and TWR’s Global Fund Development Strategist, working with TWR’s ministry leaders from around the world to encourage biblical generosity, stewardship, missions and local fundraising as they take the gospel to the whole world by mass media.

Barbara now has her own advising business, Give Way Visioneering, through which she serves the OPEN B4T (Business for Transformation) Network (Director of Development) and other nonprofit clientele. She has a BS in business administration with a concentration in International Business (Meredith College 2017) and continues life-long learning in an MA program studying organizational leadership with York College. Barbara and her husband, Steve, enjoy living in Maritime Canada near their two children and four grandchildren.

Posts by Barbara Shantz:

Do You Ever Want To Quit Fundraising?

Posted on: 27 Aug 2019

Recovering From An Embarrassing Mistake

Posted on: 12 Aug 2019

It’s Not That Hard

Posted on: 15 Jul 2019

Will I Lose Friends If I Fundraise?

Posted on: 01 Jul 2019

Going Straight To The Lord With Your Concerns

Posted on: 24 Jun 2019

The Most Challenging Part Is The Ask

Posted on: 17 Jun 2019

Ministry In Fundraising

Posted on: 03 Jun 2019

After meeting with people, pray with them about their lives.

Trusting God When We Fall Short

Posted on: 27 May 2019

The Importance of Listening

Posted on: 20 May 2019

We have to be more interested in the donor than in their donation

God’s Responsibility vs Our Responsibility

Posted on: 13 May 2019

We try to have the right project in front of the right person at the right time, but the results we have to leave with God.