As ministry, fundraising is equally concerned about the well-being of the asker, the giver, and the beneficiaries. Each part of this fundraising equation can be a blessing to the other parts. If the process of asking, giving, and receiving does not lift and honor each party, then it is not ministry and service. … Fundraising as ministry expects that we will engage, dialogue, dream, and pray together. In so doing, we all can benefit spiritually.
—Nathan Ball, Henri J.M. Nouwen, A Spirituality of Fundraising Workbook Edition (Upper Room Books, 2019)
As you go about your daily activities, how can you be mindful of the well-being of everyone involved in the equation of fundraising? Join the conversation.
Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.
—Philippians 2:4 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Show me how to use my talents and treasures in ways that demonstrate my love for you and for my neighbors. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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