Board Members and Leaders must SET THE PACE in Giving…

Be an example…

Your desire as a minister to major donors should be to look back and see that you inspired people to desire more out of God and to get more out of the resources God blessed them with. One way to do this is by example. In 1 Chronicles 29, King David asks some to give generously to set an example for others: “Then the leaders of families, the officers of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king’s work gave willingly” (verse 6). Here, David is leading his people into a major capital project. He identifies the best prospects first. He finds not only prospects, but the best prospects to leverage his resources in time to complete the project that God has laid on his heart. David goes public. David has the leadership — the wealthy — give publicly as an example to the rest of the people. In turn, they rejoiced in giving.

*Like what you just read and want to learn more? Check out, Donors Are People Too: Managing Relationships With Your Ministry’s Major Contributors

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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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