From the perspective of the gospel, fundraising is not a response to a crisis. Fundraising is, first and foremost, a form of ministry. It is a way of announc-. Overview. Have you ever raised funds for your church, another organization, or a mission trip? Maybe you felt uncomfortable about asking people to donate. A Spirituality of Fundraising has ratings and 85 reviews. Eugene said: This was a sermon Nouwen gave a number of years ago and was edited into a book.

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A Spirituality of Fundraising (Print Book)

You have to make a choice. Trivia About A Spirituality of Or do you say, “I’m getting very nervous because maybe I’m not as good as I think I am because I don’t really have any money. You say, “Aren’t you glad that we, who give our time and our lives to a holistic, ecologic fertility and health care, invite you in and aren’t you delighted that you are allowed to make your resources available for this great work?

God loves the poor, and so it is with our community; our community is really committed to the poor. He says that you cannot put your security in God and money.

I once met a woman who had come to Daybreak; she was very wealthy, and she was very depressed and went from one psychiatrist to another, and paid them huge fees, and my feeling was a little bit that the psychiatrist was very reluctant to heal her.

Fundraising is proclaiming what you believe in and fumdraising it in such a way that you offer the other person an opportunity to participate in your vision. So that making your resources available to us is good for you”. Is he going to kill you?

In a way the whole subject came up in our community because quite often, fundraising is something that happens as a response to a crisis — you don’t have enough money — you’re in trouble somewhere, and so you say, “We need some money, how are we going to get it, we fundrraising to start asking for ehnri. Are you willing to find a little piece of freedom in yourself? If you totally put your security in Henfi, you can ask for as much money as your want.


Do you ever use money to control people or events? Nov 20, Sam Schreiner rated it really liked it. Important read for those individuals involved in fundraising for the Kingdom. Nov 30, Dagan Mayfield rated it it was amazing.

You are about creating a community of love. Do you feel good when you have a lot — or do fundraisinv think it doesn’t matter at all? This book talks about conversion. And suddenly you realize that you aren’t used to doing this, and you feel awkward about it, and you feel a little embarrassed about it.

A Spirituality of Fundraising

We make little jokes, but these jokes sometimes reveal that we might not love the rich as much as the poor. It challenges people to see fundraising as an act of relationship rather than an act of necessity.

Just a moment while hebri sign you in to your Goodreads account. If it is true that this world is full of lonely people, isolated people, then fundraising has to be community building. Three cheers for having the bravery to write on this important topic and I’m grateful that he has left this treasure for those who come behind him. Your sense of value?

A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Do you like to give your money to friends or institutions? You’ve got to have a spirituality of fruitfulness that affects not only childbearing, but also life itself. And asking doesn’t just mean inviting them to get to know some people, but to get to know a vision.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And the reason for the taboo is that money funrraising has something to do with that intimate little place in your heart where you need security, and you don’t want to give that away. And I know that this is difficult for you — to shut the door and sit behind your desk and not speak to anyone. I don’t care how you spend it; I just want you to have it.


The person or nouewn from whom you ask money has to fundraisijg that they are invited into something new. You will never be able to ask for money if you don’t know what your own relationship to money is. He also highlights the idea that all mnistry is relational and that fundraising is ministry.

If you have money, how do you spend it?

Spirituality of Fundraising by Center for Stewardship Leaders – Stewardship – Luther Seminary

Your trust, your basic trust, Jesus says, has to be in God. The conversion that we as fundraisers need to go through to be able to ask for support without hesitation and the conversion the giver needs to go through in order to see that their giving is allowing them to partner with someone who is being fundraisinh hands and feet in another country or endeavor. I fundraiaing people in our community who live just from the friendship with our community; they come and visit, and it is there that they find nurture and support.

But if, on the other hand, I am absolutely sure that my whole trust is in God, and absolutely sure that I am concerned only for the Kingdom, then I will have no trouble at all in asking you for a million dollars. That’s how I was born, and that is how my family is. I am going to ask you a lot of questions, you don’t have to answer any of them, but I ask you to think about them as I raise them. Are you inclined to cling to it because of possible emergencies?

You want them to see what God means when he says, “be fruitful.