Donor Bucket

Chapter 11. The Donor Bucket


We believe that extravagant generosity is the biblical norm, not the exception. We challenge donors to give liberally to kingdom causes. We urge prayerful giving to God’s work, not for tax benefits nor budget needs. We scrutinize our methodologies not against what works, but against God-honoring principles.


REFLECT: Martin Luther said, "People go through three conversions: The conversion of their head, their heart and their pocketbook. Unfortunately, not all at the same time." Visit the book website for Revolution in Generosity, by Wes Willmer, general editor.

CHECK OUT: If you are a nonprofit leader, manager, volunteer or board member, see pages 163-66 for the organizations, books and resources that will help you think and act in more God-honoring ways in the Donor Bucket.  This chapter will also inspire you in your own stewardship journey as a donor. Visit these websites:
 [  ] ECFA
 [  ] Christian Leadership Alliance
 [  ] Generous Giving
 [  ] Good $ense Movement
 [  ] Maximum Generosity

READ: The Donor Bucket chapter lists 14 helpful books and resources.  Here are four to get you started: 40 Day Spiritual Journey to a More Generous Life (Brian Kluth); The Seven Deadly Sins of Christian Fundraising (R. Scott Rodin), The Treasure Principle (Randy Alcorn), and Revolution in Generosity (Wes Willmer).

For a complete list of books from this bucket, visit the Book Bucket and download List #1 (with books reviewed through Dec. 31, 2018).