Funding Your Ministry Projects

Funding Your Ministry Projects

This resource list was developed to supplement the November 2014 workshop, Funding Your Ministry Projects, led by executive strategist and non-profit leader Aimée Laramore

McKitrick, Melanie A.; J. Shawn Landres; Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm; and Amir D. Hayat. Connected to Give: Faith Communities. Los Angeles, CA: Jumpstart, 2013.
Connected to Give is a collaborative project working in partnership with Jumpstart to map the landscape of charitable giving by Americans of different faith traditions. This research study gives insight into the religious values and motivations that shape why donors give, while examining giving to organizations with religious ties.

White, Michael and Tom Corcoran. Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2013.
Rebuilt draws on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega- churches and innovative business leaders, while telling a compelling story or bringing a parish back to life.  The lessons learned offer any clergy or lay leader a wealth of guidance for increased attendance, increased giving and reinvigorated ministries.

Malphurs, Aubrey. Advanced Strategic Planning: A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2013.
This book explains why planning is integral to carrying out the church's mission. It includes useful ideas for developing ministry strategy, and serves as a tool to help churches articulate vision and implement mission.

Mogabgab, John, ed. A Spirituality of Fundraising (Henri Nouwen Spirituality). Nashville, TN: Upper Room, 2010.
This is a small volume of Henri Nouwen's writings on the topics of fundraising and asking for money, from the point of view of the spiritual life.  Each selection is a short excerpt from one of Nouwen's books

Insights on Faith and Giving, the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving newsletter.
The Lake Institute produces this newsletter that explores the intersection of faith and giving, with practical information and recommendations to understand the changing landscape of religious giving.