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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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Fundraising in the COVID-19 Crisis – Part I By Ron Frey

COVID-19: Fundraising in Crisis – Part I Someone recently asked: “Is this a blizzard, the onset of a long hard winter, or the beginning of an Ice Age?” ​ How do you describe these times? Life disrupted? Yes, that’s an apt description, but it’s a lot more than that. The foundation of our economy shaken?…

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Awaken Personal Generosity By Patrick Johnson

More than Ministry: Defining Your Personal Generosity Path At GenerousChurch, I’ve observed that people who practice whole-life generosity listen to Jesus. As a nonprofit leader, you have the privilege of shepherding others. You are obedient, faithful, compassionate, and tireless. You bear burdens each day. But are you a listener? Are you letting Jesus carry your…

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How to Beat Pride in Giving By John Rinehart

5 Ways to Beat Pride in Giving In scripture we often see the contract between pride and humility. Someday in the hallways of heaven, I believe Nebuchadnezzar and Mary will meet. The man who built Babylon and its famous hanging gardens will run into the woman spoken of across millennia as “a virgin pledged to…

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Transactional versus Transformational Giving by Robert Yi

Do you encourage transactional  or transformation giving? Non-profit organizations and their donors have unwittingly created a culture of “transactional giving.” Today’s approach to fundraising is formulaic: offer a simple proposition describing what a specific donation will achieve. $30 provides three laying hens for a family. $38 per month sponsors a child living in poverty. $100…

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Does God Care? By David Wills

Does God care where we give? God cares about each of us. He allows us to steward financial resources for His glory and our good. He knows that as we glorify Him out of gratitude for His gifts to us, we experience true life. And He desires that we reflect His generosity through our giving.…

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Next Generation Impact by Peter Low

To the Next Generation of Kingdom Builders Next generation, when you were young, you dreamed of the impact that you would have. The battles you would overcome, the triumphs to be celebrated, the inspiration you would provide. The legacy you would leave. You were fueled with the deep-down knowledge, that you (specifically you), had a…

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Rich and Poor By Cameron Doolittle

How do we make sure that we do not honor the rich over the poor? Two Meetings, Two Perspectives In one week in Jakarta, I had two meetings: one with an Indonesian ministry leader, and one with an American lawyer. One kept asking for a grant and wouldn’t take no for an answer. The other…

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