FROM THE PERSPECTIVE of the gospel, fundraising is not a response to a crisis. Fundraising is, first and foremost, a form of ministry. It is a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission.
Vision and mission are so central to the life of God’s people that without vision we perish and without mission we lose our way (Prov. 29:18; 2 Kings 21:1-9).
Vision brings together needs and resources to meet those needs (Acts 9:1-19).
Vision also shows us new directions and opportunities for our mission (Acts 16:9-10).
Vision gives us courage to speak when we might want to remain silent (Acts 18:9).
“Fundraising is also always a call to conversion. And this call comes to both those who seek funds and those who have funds. Whether we are asking for money or giving money, we are drawn together by God who is about to do a new thing through our collaboration” This is one of many helpful and inspiring quotes from, ”A spirituality of fundraising” by Henry JM Nouwen.