If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? ...So also the Lord directed those who proclaim the gospel to get their living from the gospel (1 Corinthians 9:11 and 14, NASB).
The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him (Galatians 6:6, NASB).
If you hold your hand closed, nothing good can come in. The open hand is blessed, for it gives in abundance, even as it receives (Biddy Mason).
Fundraising is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with us in our vision and mission. Fundraising is precisely the opposite of begging. When we seek to raise funds we are not saying, 'Please, could you help us out because lately it's been very hard.' Rather, we are declaring, 'We have a vision that is amazing and exciting. We are inviting you to invest yourself through the resources that God has given you - your energy, your prayers, and your money - in this work to which God has called us’ (Henri Nouwen).
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. (Matt. 6:20, NIV)
For tax purposes, please also do not write my name anywhere on the check. All investments are tax deductible, since CCU is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
You can also securely give online through our aplos system...The benefit of aplos is it gives you the option to pay the small percentage of the transaction fee. Keep in mind that all online immediate methods of payment take a certain small percentage for their service.
You can also securely give online through PayPal...
If you are interested in taking advantage of tax-free stock donations (e.g., an IRA rollover to CCU), we can also set this up. This will help you avoid capital gains taxes.