Here for the first time is a truly spiritual way of looking atfundraising as an opportunity to nurture current and prospectivedonors and facilitate their growth in faith. Growing Givers' Heartsexplores how development staff, executives, and board members fromacross the theological spectrum can make faith-buildingopportunities for donors their first priority; act on theirconfidence in God's abundance; draw from their theologicaltradition in their approach to fundraising; involve a vitalcross-section of staff in planning; and cultivate spirituallymature leadership.
With this innovative approach, Growing Givers' Hearts empowersreaders to work in spiritually grounded, deeply creative, andprofessionally satisfying ways. Fundraisers in any Christianorganization will find extraordinary insights in this importantguide.
Table of contents
Introduction: Fundraising and the Expression of Faith.
WHAT IS CHRISTIAN FUNDRAISING?
Creating Resources for God's Work.
What the Bible Says About Giving and Asking.
A Brief History of Christian Fundraising.
SIX ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FUNDRAISING AS A MINISTRY.
Confidence in God's Abundance.
A Holistic Perspective on `Kingdom Work'.
Clarity About Core Theological Beliefs.
Giving Donors Opportunities for Participation.
Integrated Organizational Planning.
Spiritually Mature Leadership.
THE FUNDRAISER'S MINISTRY.
Fundraising As a Calling.
Fundraising As an Invitation to Cooperate with God's Grace.
"Most Christians who raise money say they want to serve, love, andnurture their donors. Finally, here is a book which can turn thatdesire into reality." (Robert C. Andringa, president, Council forChristian Colleges and Universities)
"Practical and inspirational. A book for organizational leaders andfundraisers of faith-based groups, large and small, as well as fordonors and people of faith." (Kara Newell, executive director,American FriAnds Service Committee)
"This is not a how-to-do-it, but rather a why-to-do-it written for(church) leaders...and excellent resource..." (charityvillage.com,8/01)