The why—and how—of faith-based fundraising and stewardship.
For years, many faith-based fundraisers and communities have been inspired by Henri J. M. Nouwen's book A Spirituality of Fundraising and his approach to fundraising as a calling and ministry. Many who are inspired by Nouwen's vision remain hesitant to ask for money, saying, "I don't have the personality to raise money" or "Asking for money still feels too complicated and makes me fearful."
Nathan Ball, a close colleague and friend of Nouwen, tackles these trepidations head-on with his workbook, providing a 4-week how-to guide for putting Nouwen's culture-shifting vision into practice. Nouwen and Ball lift up fundraising as a powerful way of loving and building community. They provide gentle guidance that will help people from all walks of life reimagine the task of fundraising and access the inner conviction and external skills to engage in the task of fundraising.
In this workbook, readers will find the complete original text of A Spirituality of Fundraising plus extensive commentary on its themes. There are many questions for reflection and journaling, prompts for listening and meditation, and instructions for using the book as an individual or with a group.