The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising: Transforming Fundraising Anxiety into the Opportunity of a Lifetime
Do you serve on your church’s stewardship committee or need to raise money for a mission trip or some other faith-based cause? Perhaps the thought of asking people for money intimidates you. It’s time to change the way you think about fundraising. “Fundraising is, first and foremost, a ministry,” best-selling author and renowned spiritual teacher Henri Nouwen writes. “It’s a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission.” Nouwen encourages us to see fundraising as spiritual work and approach it confidently. “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 Asking A New Communion Prayer and Gratitude Your Kingdom Come Nouwen’s insights will upend your thoughts about fundraising. Never again will you feel like you’re begging for money. Instead, you’ll see your work as true ministry. A must-read for leaders in churches, nonprofits, ministries, and businesses!