The Mindset of the High Capacity Donor

High-capacity donors have a God-given longing to give, but they also have questions that need to be answered before they can be comfortable giving. In dealing with major donors and potential major donors, we need to recognize that they are asking, consciously or not. For example:

Do you really care about me or are you just here for the money?

“You call me a financial partner in your ministry. You say that you want to minister to me, but will you be my partner when business cycles turn and I cannot give at the same level? Do you really want to help me understand stewardship principles so that I will experience God’s best now and for eternity? Do you really want to know my ministry passions and values?” These questions are on the minds of people of capacity. We must be sure that we are committed to ministry first and then to helping financial partners grow in the grace of giving.

* Like what you just read and want to learn more? Check out, More Than Money: The Truth About High-Capacity Givers.


About Gary Coiro

Nonprofit & Church Leader Nonprofit Leader and Consultant since 2004, following 15 years as a pastor. Competencies include board development, fundraising, staff development and management, strategic planning, church work, Bible teaching, and capital campaigns. Currently consulting and serving on the Church Ministries Management Team for a large multi-cultural evangelical church.
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