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7 Ways to Teach Children the Joys of Giving
The Christmas season is a great time of year to help children learn about the joys of giving and the importance of reaching out to others in their time of need. During the month of December children are excited and often focused on one thing: presents! Their wish-lists are written, then they grow even longer […]
13 Ways Kids Can Do Good
My very best friend is paranoid that her children will grow up to be spoiled, entitled adults. I think all parents worry about this to some degree (especially in America), but being spoiled and entitled is not a foregone conclusion. I think I may have mentioned modeling good behavior in every blog post I’ve ever written, […]
National Philanthropy Day: The Power of Volunteering
As someone who works in the non-profit arena and volunteers for a living, I love that we have National Philanthropy Day today, November 15. This is a whole day set aside to say thank you to those who volunteer, give, and advocate for others. To do something without an expectation of return is a powerful […]
Social media is not optional for non-profits, ministries, companies
The HooteSuite video below, though it is primarily discussing businesses, clearly explains the importance of social media connectedness at every level in any organization – charity, non-profit, ministry – and emphasizes that in the end, it is just people and relationships. Particularly highlighted in this video: social media needs to permeate through the entire organization, and is not something that is just 'done' by the marketing department. Richard Branson is cited as an example of a CEO who is constantly tweeting.
Interview with Michael Hyatt, author of new Platform book
A chance to listen to author Michael Hyatt, inteviewed by Michael Stelzner, writer of the valuable Social Media Examiner blog. Hyatt's new book 'Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World' is a practical step-by-step masterclass which is getting glowing reviews. We give it the very highest recommendation. Any non-profit, mission, charity, or church will benefit hugely from Hyatt’s insights.
Platform book is vital read for non-profits & Christian ministries
Michael Hyatt's new book 'Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World' is receiving a lot of praise. Hyatt is the chairman of Christian Publishers Thomas Nelson. Christian leadership guru DJ Chuang says in his blog review that it is "hands down the best book I've ever seen about blogging and social media!" Whether you are a non-profit or ministry looking to extend your voice, or an outreach team wishing to use social media to directly touch outsiders, this book is for you.
Should Christians support only Christian charities?
Do you give higher (or sole) priority in your giving to evangelistic ministries?
"Love is..." in the Bible: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
If you've been to many wedding ceremonies, chances are you've heard this famous description of what love looks like in everyday life. If you've ever wondered what the Christian life should look like in action, this passage sums it all up simply and succinctly: we are to show love and grace to those around us.
Widow's mite - a Christian perspective
Christ praised a poor widow who gave just a tiny amount as an offering--but it was all she had. God is not interested in the amount of time or money you give in His service; what He cares about is how selfless and generous you are with the resources you've been given, great or small.
Secret in the Bible: Matthew 6:3-4
In several places, the Bible tells us to be quiet and humble as we do good works, to avoid attracting attention to ourselves. Here, Christians are instructed to give to charity in secret, confident that even though other people won't notice, God certainly does.