Are you planning to raise funds for a building, for some community service project, for ongoing support for education, or some other purpose? Do you wonder how you should go about getting the funds? Do you worry about who might give to your cause? If you have these questions and many others, this book is for you.
It’s a reality today that most churches and their related organizations such as schools need to seriously undertake fundraising. Gone are the days when church members could be counted on to give because “God said so,” and there is much more competition today for a person’s generosity. In other words, “but we’ve always done it that way” is an adage that no longer works. Astute leaders, pastors, church members, and others are looking for more responsible and credible ways to raise money.
Beginning with the question, “Where do I start?” and moving through the process of raising money responsibly, this new edition of the fundraising handbook produced by Philanthropic Service for Institutions (PSI) is designed to help churches and other organizations avoid pitfalls and raise money successfully, in ways that work today.
The contents, written specifically for Canadian congregations and organizations, include a range of significant topics, including Biblical bases for fundraising, the basic principles needed to begin a campaign or an ongoing sustainable program, legal issues in raising funds in Canada, working with boards and volunteers, and much more.
This handbook will help you in your journey toward accomplishing your organization’s or church’s goals. PSI stands by to help you in your use of this volume, your work, your plans, and your fundraising.
Paperback. Copyright 2017.