A Spirituality of Fundraising
A Spirituality of Fundraising: The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series
by Henri J. M. Nouwen
From the Upper Room Books website:
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.
"Fundraising is, first and foremost, a ministry," renowned author and teacher Henri Nouwen writes in the introduction."It's a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission."
Nouwen approaches fundraising from a position of strength rather than weakness, seeing it as spiritual work. "Fundraising is precisely the opposite of begging," he points out.
At 64 pages, Spirituality of Fundraising 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
- A New Communion
- Prayer and Gratitude
- Your Kingdom Come
Nouwen's insights will shift your thinking about fundraising. You'll never feel as though you are begging for money but will instead view your work as true ministry. A must-read for leaders in churches, nonprofits, ministries, and businesses.Publisher: Upper Room Books (of Abington Press)
Publication Date: February 2011