Faith Reliance : Stewardship of Resources & Accountability

Neither the word “stewardship” nor the word “accountability” seems very exciting until it is not used – then things get VERY exciting. It’s like maintenance on a bicycle. The useful thing about a bicycle is that it gets us from one place to another. But if a bicycle is not regularly maintained, with the right resources used for the job, the bicycle… 1 Peter 4:10-11, Ecclesiastes 4:1-16

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Faith Reliance : Generosity

Is everyone required to give? What about the poor? Surely they are excused from giving when there are so many wealthy people who could give an extra share? Isn’t the expectation different for people in different situations? 1 Chronicles 29:14-17, Mark 12:41-44

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What is Biblical Fundraising

When was the last time you saw a dirt-mover build anything?  Let’s not be dirt movers, simply trying to get a donor/church to ‘buy’ into funding a lot of dirt-moving.  Share the vision and do it often (vision leaks).  Help get them personally involved. Help each person you talk to see how they are building God’s Kingdom – and investing in something that will last forever… Download the document to read the rest of the article

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Planning for year-end fundraising success

For many donors, the end of the year is the time when they show their support for the causes they are passionate about. One practical reason is to take advantage of charitable tax breaks. Another is that the holiday season often triggers thoughts of giving and altruism. Whatever the reason, end of year is your best opportunity to reach out and attract donations. In fact, studies show that 40%-70% of donations come in at year end. Even more remarkable is that up to 22% are raised on the last two days of the year. Unfortunately, many nonprofits aren’t taking advantage of […]

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Fundraising

What is Fundraising It’s about heart transformation of believers into the image of Christ Helping people be wise stewards as a natural outgrowth of a life devoted to Christ. Stewardship and sanctification go together Download the powerpoint to read more

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Fundraising Ethical Guidelines

In gratitude for the remission of sin and the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, the development professionals of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) seek to build God’s Kingdom through the causes they serve. Through their dedication they seek to inspire others. They are committed to the improvement of their professional knowledge and skills. They recognize their stewardship responsibility to ensure that needed resources are vigorously and ethically sought and that the intent of the donor is honestly fulfilled. They practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness, and adherence to the obligation to safeguard the trust that […]

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Fundraising Beliefs

Why do people give to congregations? How you answer this question makes a difference to your fundraising efforts. Luckily, while stewardship theologies vary, there is little mystery or doubt about the motivations behind generous giving. Successful fundraisers, religious and secular, share certain practical beliefs… Download the document to read the rest of the article

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