Have you ever raised funds for your church, another organization, or a mission trip? Maybe you felt uncomfortable about asking people to donate money. It's time to change the way you view this important task.
"Fundraising is, first and foremost, a ministry," renowned author and teacher Henri Nouwen writes in the introduction."It's a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission."
Nouwen approaches fundraising from a position of strength rather than weakness, seeing it as spiritual work. "Fundraising is precisely the opposite of begging," he points out.
Unlike most business/leadership books, A Spirituality of Fundraising is brief and can easily be read in one sitting. Sections of this booklet include:
Fundraising as Ministry
Helping the Kingdom Come About
Our Security Base
People Who Are Rich
A New Communion
Prayer and Gratitude
Your Kingdom Come
Nouwen's insights will shift your thinking about fundraising. You'll never feel as though you are begging for money but will instead view your work as true ministry. A must-read for leaders in churches, nonprofits, ministries, and businesses!
Short read, deep concepts
This is the type of book that any leader in ministry will want at their fingertips. It is a short read that points to deep, biblical truths about our relationship to money. Once the relationship with money is established through Biblical concepts, asking for it is a form of ministry. The author unpacks this well.