Posts Tagged ‘giving’

Developing a Generous Culture By Brian Kluth

A Generous Culture Has Generous Givers and Giving! To develop a generosity culture, it is important to understand these five spiritual practices that are needed to help grow generous givers and giving. 1 – INSTRUCT with Scriptures Generosity and financial teaching, particularly in a church should focus on the Bible – not the budget, bills,…

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The Connection Between Love and Generosity By Dr. Bob Snyder

And This is Love – Generosity The book of Proverbs says that prosperity is found in generosity, A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25 NIV) Jesus said that receiving is best experienced through giving. Give and it will be given unto you. A good measure pressed down, shaken together,…

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Generously Giving and Being Grateful

  The Joy of Generously Giving and Being Grateful We celebrate this season of generously giving and giving thanks! As leaders, it makes a difference when we demonstrate appreciation and express gratitude. We wholeheartedly believe giving thanks is a Biblical principle!  We Give Thanks for the Alliance Community It is life-changing to be in a…

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Cross Border Giving Around the World By Dr. Gary Hoag

Constructive Cross Border Giving Around the World As we draw closer to Christ and grow in generosity, our heart of compassion enlarges for addressing big needs around the world. People cry for help, and we want to respond. But often our aid creates unhealthy dependency on external support. What if there is a way to…

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Remarkable Truths About A Widow By David Sanford

4 Remarkable Truths in the Story of a Poor Widow Who Gave All How often do widows come up in the Gospels? Surprisingly, a lot! The most famous widow’s story is found at the end of Mark 12. At first, what Jesus appears to do (and not do) causes many readers to wince. Even worse?…

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Inflating Generosity by Ron Frey

Inflating Generosity and It’s Impact on Giving I’ve got a secret. I am a billionaire, and you can be too. Here is the proof: a twenty-billion-dollar bill from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Now, because of Zimbabwe’s economic failure, this bill is not worth the paper it is printed on. It does, however, illustrate a…

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Bigger than Gifts and Buildings By Gary G. Hoag

What Could be Bigger than Gifts and Buildings? Did you know that the Holy Week teachings of Jesus, which are often described as “the Olivet Discourse,” were prompted by some disciples who were celebrating the magnificence of the temple buildings and their elaborate decor fueled by donations? Ironically, this took place immediately after Jesus downplayed…

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Dramatic Changes in How Donors Give By Ray Gary

 Growing a Connected Giving Experience There has been dramatic changes in consumer behaviors. The marketplace today looks strikingly different than it did even ten years ago. The way people interact with the businesses they patron has fundamentally changed. Today, groceries are ordered online, movies, music, and television stream direct to our devices, and we pay…

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Year-End Giving in the Era of COVID-19 by Ray Gary

  Year-end Giving in a Different Global Landscape in 2020 The global landscape in 2020 looks wildly different than we imagined it would. Although it’s been a turbulent year, the shift to digital giving is creating new opportunities for nonprofits. By planning a year-end campaign that is engaging and easy to participate in, your organization…

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Fundraising in Crisis – Part II By Ron Frey

COVID-19: Fundraising in Crisis – Part II When referencing the COVID-19 crisis, someone recently asked: “Is this a blizzard, the onset of a long hard winter, or the beginning of an Ice Age?” ​ In troubled economic times, many donors will evaluate their giving and make adjustments based on the need and how well their…

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