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
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About the Author
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.
Peter Greer (www.peterkgreer.com) 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 is the coauthor of The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, Mission Drift, and six other books. He speaks at conferences, including Catalyst and Passion, and has been featured by media outlets such as CNN, Christianity Today, and World. Peter lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Laurel, and three children.
David Weekley is chairman of David Weekley Homes, which he founded in 1976 at age 23. Today David Weekley Homes is the largest privately owned homebuilder in America. David allocates 50 percent of his time and income to nonprofits. He and his wife, Bonnie, live in Houston, Texas. David is the proud father of three children and has five grandchildren. Learn more about his giving at www.dwf.foundation.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“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
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!
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!