For too many people, "fundraising" has become a dirty word. Conjuring images of guilt-inducing gimmickry, it can fill ministry leaders with dread. But in this refreshing volume, Peter Greer and David Weekley offer a radically different relational model---one that preserves the joy of donors and receivers, while valuing the giver as much as the gift.
A Relational Approach to Fundraising
For many people, fundraising has become a dirty word. Conjuring images of guilt-inducing gimmickry, the predominant model saps the joy from both the donor and the receiver. But what if fundraising has the potential to be good for the giver, not just the recipient? What if it's about love and service, not just "What's in it for me?"
These are the questions that Peter Greer, president and CEO of Hope International, and David Weekley, one of America's most influential philanthropists, answer in The Giver and the Gift. Based upon their own relationship and experiences, The Giver and the Gift outlines a Kingdom perspective on fundraising. Instead of guilt, there is gratitude. Instead of obligation, joy.
It's time to dismantle certain shaky beliefs and practices, energizing a new generation of generosity.
"How does fundraising become a Kingdom partnership, instead of just the transfer of funds? As a person who has spent years in the middle of these partnerships, I found the book fresh, clear, and extremely helpful." --Denny Rydberg, president of Young Life
Peter Greer (www.peterkgreer.com) is president and CEO of HOPE International, a global nonprofit focused on addressing both physical and spiritual poverty through microfinance. He has a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School. Peter speaks regularly to large audiences, including at conferences like Catalyst and Passion. Peter lives with his wife and three children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
David Weekley is chairman of David Weekley Homes, the largest privately owned homebuilder in America. While still responsible for his business, David allocates 50 percent of his time and income to nonprofits. David lives with his wife in Houston, Texas.
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