Fundraisers Must Approach Potential Donors in the Spirit of Christ

“Because we approach potential donors in the Spirit of Christ, when we ask them for money we can do so with an attitude and in an atmosphere of confident freedom.” (Nouwen, p. 45)

When fundraisers approach donors in the Spirit of Christ, they are free. “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1 NASB) Asking for a donation has a holy perspective to it because it asks people for honor our holy relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Henri J. M. Nouwen. A Spirituality of Fundraising (Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2010). [See the book at]

About the author 

Kyndra Bremer