Philanthropy alive and well in 2013

Top 10 gifts of 2013 show rebound in philanthropyI read a recent article that talks about how philanthropy made a comeback in 2013. Some of our nation’s wealthiest donors gave more than $3.4 billion to charity.

According to the article, after years of sluggish giving, this upward trend makes a positive statement for the nation’s nonprofits. It seems that people are more optimistic about the economy and the stock market in general.

As we begin 2014, it’s a great time to think about planning for a capital campaign to fulfill your church’s next initiatives. What would compel your members to support and give to the church’s mission and vision?