Integrity Moments - Dec. 12, 2011

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Purposeful Giving
by Rick Boxx
December 12, 2011

You’re likely familiar with strategic planning and mission statements, but do you do any planning for your charitable giving? The Wall Street Journal reported that there’s a trend towards families getting more focused on how to do their giving.

According to a National Center for Family Philanthropy study, 82% of family foundations now have a written mission statement. Many want to impact more lives by focusing their giving in line with their mission.

Proverbs 20:5 teaches, "The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out."

God has placed passions on our heart for a reason. If we can draw out those heartfelt passions, and develop clear objectives for our offerings, we can accomplish much more than just reactively giving smaller amounts randomly. 

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