Generous Matters on fundraising as ministry in 2012

Despite the advice of experts about the importance of choosing a niche and sticking with it if you hope to attract a loyal following to your blog, I’ve not been able to confine myself to just one topic here at Generous Matters. For folks seeking predictability in their blog choices, I fear I disappoint as often as I please.

That said, I hope regular readers of Generous Matters notice a re-occurring theme in my thrice weekly posts. I turned to blogging as a venue for my continued exploration of fundraising as ministry — a topic that has been near and dear to my heart for almost two decade — and that’s exactly what Generous Matters has become for me.


As 2012 draws to a close, I invite you to visit/revisit 12 of my favorites on the topic from the past 12 months.

  1. Mission fulfillment with economic vitality in King James English (January 2)
  2. In tough economic times, what’s a fundraiser to do? (January 20)
  3. Why a warm welcome to first-time donors matters (January 30)
  4. Fundraising as ministry begins with a plan (February 29)
  5. Three reasons for focusing on givers’ hearts (April 4)
  6. Remembering my father, who taught me well that generous matters (June 17)
  7. When a gift isn’t really at gift after all (June 25)
  8. Finding mojo in a church basement (August 29)
  9. A fundraising riddle that’s no joke (September 10)
  10. It’s about time (October 1)
  11. Re-gifting abundance (December 5)
  12. Maximizing the distance between all and nothing (December 12)

Whether clicking on the links above took you to a first read or second, I pray you have a deeper appreciation of the importance and power of fundraising as ministry — for all those give and the faith-based organizations that receive. May hearts grow bigger and more generous toward God in 2013 because of your good work.

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