We’ve all heard myths about fundraising.  These often lead us to do the exact opposite of what we should be doing to raise money. This is part of a twelve part series on de-bunking fundraising myths and taking a closer look about false assumptions about giving.

This is the forth in the series and we will run one each month (if you can’t wait to a year to read all of them you can purchase the book Beyond Fundraising: A Complete Guide to Congregational Stewardship and read them in Chapter 1: The Spiritual Roots of Stewardship).  Everyone is asking for money these days so what does that mean for for our congregations? And how do we make sure we’re at the front of the group?

As always, we encourage you to leave comments.

Fundraising Myth #4

Myth: Now that so many organizations are asking for contributions, people have decreased giving to their faith community in order to disperse contributions among many organizations.

Truth: There is no research to support this claim.  Those congregants who have become disciplined stewards tend to contribute to many organizations, including their faith community. Ian Evison has concluded that congregations and the programs they administer are receiving a greater share of charitable contributions than in the past.

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