Fundraising in the Bible

For the first time ever, my ongoing article on Fundraising in the Bible is available in web format.

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I'd love to hear your thoughts!

About Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the CEO of The Concord Leadership Group, the author of Ask Without Fear! and director of The Nonprofit Academy. A coach to leaders around the world, Marc's expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook.
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  1. Sam Vigil Jr says:


    Tried downloading the PDF, but I'm getting a message saying the PDF isn't there.



  2. Thanks Sam. A lot has changed since I blogged this 2 years ago!

    I've updated the PDF link. Let me know if that works.

  3. Thank you Mr Pitman for this wonderful insight. My dream is to be a faith-based fundraiser to help with the needy children and women, but sometimes I find myself void of ideas and a little bit skeptical about who to approach.

    I will appreciate greatly to have your assistance, especially identifying those to meet.

    bless you.

  4. Thanks

  5. Jesus Christ didn't tell his disiples to beg for money to support his ministry. Paul the apostle is talking to people that go to a church. If you got a ministry you should live by faith like the rest of us.

    • I'm intrigued by the passion of your response.

      I would say that (1) fundraising is never begging. Ever. And (2) it takes just as much faith to ask for support as it does to not. Really.

      How would you categorize Elijah's asking the widow for provision? Isn't that supporting his ministry. It appears she did that for quite some time.

What would you add?