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!