Growing Givers' Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry

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Wiley, Feb 17, 2000 - Religion - 224 pages
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Here for the first time is a truly spiritual way of looking at fundraising as an opportunity to nurture current and prospective donors and facilitate their growth in faith. Growing Givers′ Hearts explores how development staff, executives, and board members from across the theological spectrum can make faith–building opportunities for donors their first priority; act on their confidence in God′s abundance; draw from their theological tradition in their approach to fundraising; involve a vital cross–section of staff in planning; and cultivate spiritually mature leadership. With this innovative approach, Growing Givers′ Hearts empowers readers to work in spiritually grounded, deeply creative, and professionally satisfying ways. Fundraisers in any Christian organization will find extraordinary insights in this important guide.

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User Review  - Dave Hall - Goodreads

Solid treatment of the vocation/calling of fundraising. The authors begin with the reality that God is a God of grace and abundance. They continue by looking at fundraising practices by matching them ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jack Kooyman - Goodreads

A very worthwhile and useful book for Christians engaged in the "ministry" of donor development. I appreciated the perspective of donor development as ministry and not manipulation or just for the sake of eventually "closing the deal." Read full review

About the author (2000)

THOMAS H. JEAVONS H. is general secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of FriAnds. He was founding director of the Center on Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University and has served in staff and board positions with several nonprofit organizations. REBEKAH BURCH BASINGER is an indepAndent consultant in fundraising and stewardship education. She has served on the administrations of three church-related colleges and directed a Lilly Endowment-funded project on fundraising effectiveness for the Council for Christian Churches and Universities.

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