October 27, 2014.Reading time 6 minutes.
A co-worker asked me to explain the secret behind the success of Kickstarter using only two words. I came up with“ideational giving,” which I immediately began processing through the lens of missions and the global Church giving patterns. The missionary with a vision I recently read about the Yoars family that felt called to leave at the […] Read More
September 15, 2014.Reading time 12 minutes.
This week my wife, two sons and I arrived in Norway and officially embarked on an adventure only God could have started. We spent the last couple of months literally giving away, selling or packing up everything we own and saying goodbye to family and friends. The reason? We’re obeying the Lord’s call to follow […] Read More
August 11, 2014.Reading time 3 minutes.
No one wants to talk about money, yet everyone needs it to fund their programs. I think we need to open up a healthy dialogue about cultivating major donors. I’m not talking about a marketing strategy for how to lure more “deep pockets” to your church or cause, or how to thank your big givers […] Read More
December 16, 2013.Reading time 4 minutes.
I recently listened to a speaker, who briefly mentioned that he has been doing missions work in Albania and Mexico for the past few years. After his presentation, I approached him to ask what organization he did his missions work through. I’ll never forget his response, “I do them through myself rather than an organization […] Read More
October 24, 2013.Reading time 4 minutes.
As Millennials and successive generations grow up using technology, it comes as no surprise that they are more comfortable with and actually prefer online giving. Not only do they want giving websites and platforms to look sleek and up-to-date, more importantly they want them to be quick and easy to use. Barna Group studied how technology is […] Read More