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Overcoming Uncertainty: Giving in a Climate of Fear and Anxiety. Doug Turner. Overcoming Uncertainty. Importance of this Issue Stewardship versus Consumption-a steward found faithful. Stewardship as Transcendent living, not a fundraising gimmick.

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overcoming uncertainty giving in a climate of fear and anxiety

Overcoming Uncertainty: Giving in a Climate of Fear and Anxiety

Doug Turner

overcoming uncertainty
Overcoming Uncertainty
  • Importance of this Issue
  • Stewardship versus Consumption-a steward found faithful.
  • Stewardship as Transcendent living, not a fundraising gimmick.
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Overcoming Uncertainty
  • Overcoming Misconceptions: Winchester Effect
    • Context vs. Content Preparation
  • Creating a Climate of Understanding
    • Processing Vision: A Safe Place to make a Risky Decision.
    • Engaging High Capacity Givers: Conversation, not Presentation.
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Overcoming Uncertainty
  • Everyone is emotional about money
    • Fear and money
    • Significance and money
    • Anger and money
    • Happiness and money
    • Joy and money
  • Capital campaigns require an understanding of risk/reward Matthew 25:14-28
t otal giving 1967 2007
Total giving, 1967–2007

$ in billions

Inflation-adjusted dollars

Current dollars

Recessions in light green: 1969–70; 1973–75; 1980; 1981–82; 1990–91; 2001

Source: Giving USA Foundation™/ Giving USA 2008

gifts to religion exceeded 1billion for the first time in 2007
Gifts to Religion Exceeded $1Billion for the first time in 2007

Environmentand animals$6.962.3%

Internationalaffairs$13.224.3%

Arts, culture, and humanities$13.674.5%

Foundations$27.73 9.1%

Unallocatedgiving

$23.677.7%

Public-society benefit$22.657.4%

Religion $102.32 33.4%

Health $23.157.6%

Humanservices

$29.64 9.7%

Education$43.32 14.1%

Source: Giving USA Foundation™/ Giving USA 2008

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Overcoming Uncertainty
  • Conclusion: The issue of giving usually occupies a complex and conflicted place for people.
  • Money is an Effective Diagnostic for individuals and the Church
    • Matthew 6:21- “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
    • “You have heard it said…”: counter-intuitive truth
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Overcoming Uncertainty
  • Creating a Climate of Understanding
    • “The heart will always follow it’s greatest source of joy.”

St. Augustine