The Giver and the Gift: Principles of Kingdom Fundraising

The Giver and the Gift: Principles of Kingdom Fundraising


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764217746
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Peter Greer ( 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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The Giver and the Gift: Principles of Kingdom Fundraising 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
EScofield More than 1 year ago
“The Giver and The Gift is perfect for those who are in the Development sphere as well as those who want to be thoughtful givers. It is a great read with good points — and it is short and fast. Thanks Peter and David for taking the time to put all of this great info in ONE PLACE.” Eric
Ken_youngLife More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a guide on how to build relationships that give through clarity - this is it! An excellent read for every development professional!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing read! In a very few pages... and for a fast read a person who either cares about Development or being a smart giver -- then this is well worth it. I gave this to my entire team and they all had the same response. Well done!