The Giver and the Gift

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Format: Paperback

Vendor: Bethany House Publishers

Publication Date: December 01, 2015


ISBN: 0764217747

ISBN-13: 9780764217746

Number of Pages: 112

Dimensions: 7.00 × 5.00 (inches)

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Over the past 10 years, Peter Greer has helped HOPE International increase private fundraising at an annual growth rate of 44 percent. Much of this is the result of a relational approach to fundraising, which stands in stark contrast to conventional wisdom in the field.

For many people, "fundraising" has become a dirty word. Conjuring images of guilt-inducing gimmickry, the predominant model saps the joy from both the donor and the receiver. It is time to dismantle certain shaky beliefs and practices, rediscovering a path that values the giver as much as the gift.

Co-written by David Weekley, the chairman of David Weekley Homes and one of America's most influential philanthropists, this small book outlines a Kingdom perspective on fundraising in order to energize a new generation of generosity.

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Author Info

Peter Greer (www.peterkgreer.com) is president and CEO of HOPE International, a global nonprofit focused on addressing both physical and spiritual poverty through microfinance. He has a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School. Peter speaks regularly to large audiences, including at conferences like Catalyst and Passion. Peter lives with his wife and three children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

David Weekley is chairman of David Weekley Homes, the largest privately owned homebuilder in America. While still responsible for his business, David allocates 50 percent of his time and income to nonprofits. David lives with his wife in Houston, Texas.

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