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A Spirituality of Fundraising (Henri Nouwen Spirituality) Paperback – January 19, 2011
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Pastors and ministry leaders can share these two booklets with their board members, staff and key volunteers--with confidence--because they are both short enough that people will actually read them!
Henri Nouwen gave a talk on the spirituality of fundraising that became a published booklet after his death. He writes, "Fundraising is as spiritual as giving a sermon, entering a time of prayer, visiting the sick, or feeding the hungry." Then he adds, "Fundraising is always a call to conversion."
Few understood people of wealth like Nouwen did. "Sometimes our concern for the poor," he writes, "may carry with it a prejudice against the rich." His chapter, "People Who Are Rich," is worth the price of this powerful little booklet.
Although Henri's perspective is primarily for Christian fundraisers, his insights apply to all successful fundraising. He focuses on the solicitor's attitudes toward money and the solicitor's ability to engage the prospective donor in an expansive, worthwhile cause. These are the primary principles on which Henri builds his case.
Thoughtful, insightful, packed with content, this is another outstanding work by perhaps the best known author and teacher of pastoral studies.
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I have given this to several people. Great for people who need to raise funds.Published 14 days ago by Amazoner
As the Principal of a small Catholic school, and like other administrators in Catholic education we are always in need of financial resources to pay our bills and meet biweekly... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Antonio Trujillo
Nouwen transforms our approach to fundraising from an anxiety-filled necessity to a kingdom-filled ministry opportunity. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steven G. S. Costello
No one could have written this book with the street cred that Nouwen brings.Published 2 months ago by Kevin Hall
This is a beautiful book that speaks into the way to approach fundraising. This is a good book for everyone that is fundraising and for donors.Published 2 months ago by Lisa Woodworth
A classic. A must read (even for those who don't like to read!) for anyone who is responsible for raising funds for ministry.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful perspective that I'll incorporate into my fundraising effortsPublished 2 months ago by A. Gift For You
Everything that I have come to understand about the spiritual depth needed for true generosity and giving is put into words here by Nouwen. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chris