Timeless Generosity Meets Modern Giving Solutions by Ray Gary
The Power of Modern Giving Solutions to Unlock Generosity
As Christians and leaders, we’re steeped in the belief that giving to those around us and to the world at large is essential.
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. (1 Timothy 6:17–19)
Our desire to create positive change by sharing our time talent and is closely tied to the generous spirit at the heart of our faith. The recent period of challenge and upheaval that has come as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters like the wildfires in Australia or the port explosion in Lebanon has made it clear that people need help in more ways and more quickly than at any time in recent history.
Carry each others’ burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)
Modern times and modern technology mean we have the tools to address these deep and wide-ranging needs more effectively than ever before. By helping the nonprofits that are dedicated to solving societal problems adopt comprehensive giving solutions, we can help tap into the innate generosity of people and exponentially expand both the amount of giving that happens and the impact that it has. This is our highest calling – to truly shoulder the burdens of those in need, and we’re blessed to be able to use technology to make that lift lighter for everyone.
The way that we, as leaders, use our beliefs to create a more generous world is essential to fulfilling the promise of our faith. Integrated solutions may sound technical, but they are the great gift of the modern world – a true way for nonprofits to look beyond the problem at hand and offer their supporters a network of interconnected and deeply rewarding opportunities to engage with the organization’s mission and support their work. Digital giving that addresses the way contemporary donors live, work and give is the best way to bring the timeless generosity of the Christian faith into our current and ever-changing reality.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:7-8)
Enabling donors to become cheerful givers by offering them opportunities for generosity that fit their lifestyle, capacity and need for connection is an ultimately Christian act. Far more than just taking donations, using modern and integrated giving solutions helps grow the overall spirit of generosity in our world in accordance with our highest calling. We serve the Lord best by serving Him now, using all the tools and technology at our disposal to bring His Word to life.
Ray Gary is the CEO of iDonate, the leading fundraising software provider that exists to grow nonprofits and create a more generous world. Through giving channels such as website, peer-to-peer, text, and events, iDonate allows nonprofits to empower their donors with the personalized experiences they are accustomed to online. Watch this video to learn more!
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