In short, how do we move from perceiving fundraising as an unpleasant but unavoidable activity to recognizing fundraising as a life-giving, hope-filled expression of ministry?A Spirituality of Fundraising, pg. 55
That is the question A Spirituality of Fundraising attempts to answer. Although not originally written down, the transcript of an impromptu talk on fundraising has since been edited and preserved as teaching and encouragement for many.
A Spirituality of Fundraising is not a how to guide. If you want direct steps for raising money for an organization or cause, this book is not for you. This book is a way to reframe fundraising and asking for money as an act of ministry, as a form of discipleship.
I really dislike asking people for money, so this reframe was valuable for me. It was a reminder of the abundance of God and the pairing of the unique gifts of some with the unique needs of others. A short, quick read, this book is a good reframe if you have a hard time asking for money too. If you are working with a fundraising team, the workbook edition is a helpful tool for teaching, reflection, and discussion.