Many people struggle raising funds and part of it is due to misconceptions on fund raising. Here are 3 misconceptions that Donna Wilson has addressed.
Beliefs about Money and Possessions
Inaccurate belief: I’m asking people to give me some of their money.
Biblical view: I’m inviting people to give back to God some of his resources for his work (1 Chronicles 29:14–16).
Beliefs about Personal Worth
Inaccurate belief: My value lies in what I own or accomplish; my worth is reflected by my position and salary.
Biblical view: Our value comes from God and his love for us. We are friends, children, and heirs of the King (Romans 8:14-17).
Beliefs about Giving
Inaccurate belief: Giving is a nice thing to do but can only be done after people have met their own needs/wants OR Giving is for the purpose of getting some kind of economic benefit (tax deduction, premium, public favor, better business, etc.).
Biblical view: Our giving is to God to acknowledge his ownership of everything; it is to be done out of the “first fruits” not the leftovers (Proverbs 3:9).
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Let these training tools assist you in dealing with the 3 ways negative thinking can impact your fund raising.