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)

My greatest take away: Did they talk to you about it when you were a child? In fund raising we discover that we are all poor and that we are all rich, and in ministering to each other — each fudraising the riches that he or she possesses — we work together to build the Kingdom.

Trivia About A Spirituality of Asking has to be good for the person from whom you ask money. Over time, we became close friends, and hhenri entered into a relationship, which was very, very radical — in the spiritual sense.

There are some gems in there and it is short enough that fundraislng is worth the read. They have more money than they deserve.

A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Do you talk with your own children about your money? Greater than sex, greater than religion. A lot of people say, “Don’t talk about religion, that’s my private business. Just like the poor. After a long period of declining energy, which he chronicled in his final book, Sabbatical Journeyhe died in September from a sudden heart attack. Important read for those individuals involved in fundraising for the Kingdom.

You are fundraisinh creating a community of love. And, further, since it is a ministry, it is always a call to conversion. People say to me, “I will give you money if you stop being so busy; you run around and talk your head off, but you don’t write enough. Do you like to give your money to friends or institutions? Worth a look for anyone involved in raising money, and maybe also fundraisign those who give it too.


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Don’t talk about sex. Nouwen was a brilliant spiritual writer whose work has consistently moved and challenged me, so I was delighted to see this offering. It’s not saying, “Please we have a problem could you help us out because lately it’s been hard. Be sure you have enough money, in case something fundraiaing, so that you fujdraising end up in a nursing home where you don’t want to be, or in a convent, where you don’t want to be; be sure that you always have enough money yourself so you can have your own house and your own things, and have your own people to help you.

It is a useful little collection. Once you have placed your security base in God, and once you have learned to love the rich, and once you believe that you have something of great value to give, then you can ask whatever you want and you will get it.

You won’t become poorer, You’ll become richer by giving And, further, since it is a ministry, it is always a call to conversion.

That is, to say to people, “I invite you to a new way of relating to your resources. I relate another story that happened to me. Good overview of spiritual reasons to fundraise. How do you feel when people use the money that you gave them in ways different from those for which you had given it? To ask other readers questions about A Spirituality of Fundraisingplease sign up.


I recently saw a tweet linking to a dozen charts depicting twelve wildly differing definitions of what You don’t say, “Please we have a nice little project going here, and wouldn’t you like to help us out a bit”.

When rich people make us jealous or angry, we simply show that we are not free, and therefore, in a strange way, not ready to ask.

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The Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of the poor. Fundraising must always create new, lasting relationships. I’m going to ask a few more people, and so you have the first chance to give it to me. Jul 02, Benjamin Vineyard rated it really liked it. So that making your resources available to us is good for you”. So you have to do it, and don’t be tricked into thinking that fundraising is a sort of secular thing. This book talks about hejri.

It will take much more to convince someone to become a fundraiser if they are not already. I noiwen went to see a big fund raiser in Uenri, and I remember walking into his office and seeing a beautiful mahogany desk, wonderful paintings hanging on the wall, and a magnificent marble sculpture.

It’s all very beautiful and encouraging, one of the best things I’ve ever read on fundraising.

We, in L’Arche are fond of saying that God has made a preferential option for the poor. Read this book and you will never look at giving, asking, receiving nor ministry the same. Second time through this little gem.