top 5 generosity resources
Faith Driven Entrepreneurs see ourselves as stewards of God’s resources. We understand that He has entrusted these resources to us to steward effectively according to His purposes rather than our own. We understand that financial success provides us an opportunity to financially partner with ministries, and yet we also realize that a God who took 5 loaves and 2 fish and fed 5,000 doesn’t need our money lest we boast, have inordinate pride, or feel an undue anxiety that He needs us and our success.
With these attitudes in mind, here are some of the best resources to encourage and foster your generosity in a way that honors God.
The grandfather and pioneer of the "How" give space. Under the original vision of Terry Parker and David Wills, this organization has grown to more than 25,000 account holders with donor advised funds. It's their groundbreaking work on sophisticated structures to allow business owners to maximize their giving that has made them truly unique though.
From the simplicity of the Giving Fund to the multiplying power of non-cash giving, their creative solutions help givers experience less paperwork, fewer taxes, more joy, more impact for their favorite causes, and ultimately more glory to God.
There is no bigger question about giving than "Why give?” There are some great ministries that help with the "How" and the "Where", and we've listed some below, but before you can do those well, you really need to understand "why" you give.
That simple question changed the way that we think about giving, and Henry credits the answering of it with his "born again-again" moment. Generous Giving has a great annual national conference with speakers like Tim Keller, Chip Ingram, John Ortberg and David Platt, and they do hundreds of mini-conferences called JOGs (Journeys of Generosity) each year as well.
From one of the founders of Generous Giving, comes Generosity Path. Effectively, the same mission as GG, but with an international focus.
They focus their energy on the larger global cities with their big conferences, but do JOGs (Journeys of Generosity) elsewhere as well. They are particularly intentional about events in China and India.
The Signatry is based in Kansas City and made up of the team that formerly the team that ran the National Christian Foundation Heartland office.
Bill High and his team provide philanthropic advisory services to include Donor Advised Funds while having a specific focus on working with multi generational families that want to give and invest together.
Founded by some executives out of the National Christian Foundation, this organization allows faith driven investors to invest in social impact funds with philanthropic focuses (from foundations, donor advised funds, etc.).
Other Groups We Recommend
Called to give to a great ministry overseas that doesn't have a US based 501c3? This team is your best choice. They are much more efficient and cost effective (1% or so) than the traditional services that charge 5% or more.
Learn more about them at their website below.
WaterStone believes that generosity is the greatest act of worship—that through generosity, we give back to God what He has given to us, and show love to our brothers and sisters in the process.
If you’re looking for someone to guide you through innovative giving solutions that will help you minimize taxes and multiply the impact of giving, WaterStone is here to help. Their hope is that you would be their partner in the many life-changing stories that they have been blessed to be a part of since their founding.