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Volume 44: Investing in the Dream
November 2017

FUNDING THE DREAM

by A. J. Thomas, Founding Director, Joyful Giving Group, LLC

The old adage in fundraising is “money follows mission,” but mission often ends up following money ... MORE


THE COMPANIONSHIP OF PHILANTHROPY AND SPIRITUALITY

My mother occasionally recalls the day a stranger stopped us as we walked down the main street of the small town near our home. He called me by name, asked how I was, and placed a quarter in my hand before continuing on his way...MORE


 THE FOUR KINDS OF GIVERS

Download this free e-book from Generis that breaks down the different types of givers in your organization, as well as the best practices for how to engage them...MORE 

 


THE SPIRITUALITY OF GIVING: FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE

You may not work for a Christian charity, but if you work in fundraising, you will most likely meet Christian donors at some point in your career. By developing a better understanding of what motivates Christians (and those of other faiths) to give, you will become a more effective fundraiser in the long run...MORE


DEVELOPING YOUR OPERATING BUDGET

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a better way to craft your congregation’s annual budget, Lewis Center for Church Leadership offers Developing Your Operating Budget....MORE

 


THE GENEROSITY PIVOT

If you were asked to name the three greatest signs of God's generosity in your life, would money rank in the Top 3?...MORE


GRANT WRITING 101

What are the “best practices” that churches should know when exploring securing grant money to bring a ministry dream to life?...MORE


A SPIRITUALITY OF FUNDRAISING

by Henri Nouwen

Have you ever raised funds for your church, another organization, or a mission trip? Maybe you felt uncomfortable about asking people to donate money. It's time to change the way you view this important task...MORE


 

Thanks to Susan L. Cothern , Director of Client Relations, United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. for helping to resource this edition. 


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People-ing The Dream (October 2017)
Vision and Leadership (September 2017)
Developing a Small Group Culture (August 2017)
Stepping Away for Formation, Renewal, and Growth (July 2017)
Starting on the Right Foot (June 2017)
Transitions (May 2017)
Creating the Culture You Desire (April 2017)
Missional Engagement (March 2017)
Implementing Strategic Direction (February 2017)
Recalibrating (January 2017)
 
 
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