Keeping Faith in Fundraising

by Peter Harris and Rod Wilson

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AudienceChristian Living


Fundraising has always been an essential element of the Christian life: churches, schools, and many other organisations rely on it to function. But it is a risky enterprise, fraught with questions and challenges. How can Christians raise funds with integrity? In this book Peter Harris and Rod Wilson, experienced fundraisers themselves, bring fundraising within the scope of normal Christian life and work. They consider fundraising in light of the relationships that lie at its heart - with God, with creation, and with ourselves. After first laying a biblical foundation by discussing 2 Corinthians 8-9, Harris and Wilson develop seven themes central to the giving and receiving of money: integration, people, work, success, need, method, and money. In a final section, the authors offer their own personal experiences, questions, suggestions, and valuable insights that they have gained from their many years of fundraising as Christians.


Peter Harris is founder and president of A Rocha, an international Christian organisation, and the author of Under the Bright Wings and Kingfisher's Fire: A Story of Hope for God's Earth.

Rod Wilson served as president and professor of psychology and counseling at Regent College, Vancouver, from 2000 to 2015.


"A rather intimate, spiritual, and confessional account of [the authors'] Christian witness...This book offers us generous accounts of deep and enriching personal faith. These accounts point beyond themselves, prompting us to think more carefully."
- Dr Martin Warner, Church Times

"Whatever your fundraising role, I believe that this book is scalable because even if you have been tasked with raising a pretty small sum from a bake sale to buy a new tea urn, dipping into any of these chapters will help you to feel focussed and good about what you are doing. I would thoroughly urge all those tasked with fundraiding to buy a copy of this book and pass it round your PCC, organisation committee or relevant group as it can really help us to totally rethink what we are doing and why we are doing it."
- Amelia ClarkePreach Magazine