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As God stretches us in the area of giving during our FORWARD journey, there are many creative ideas that people can use in order to meet the goals God has placed in their hearts.
One-Time Giving or Automatic Withdrawal
By signing up for online giving either through your banking institution or our website you are able to ensure your gift is automatically transferred on the day(s) of your choosing. This is an easy way to make your giving hassle-free and consistent.
Gifts other than cash can provide significant giving potential. Stocks, bonds, and other assets provide ample giving opportunities, coupled with considerable tax savings.
Charitable Giving Resources
Reviewing your charitable donations in light of their impact on the Kingdom of God affords a resource for significant giving. For example, you might usually give $50,000 a year to a university alumni association. Consider diverting those gifts to FORWARD for the duration of the campaign.
Cash Flow Gifts
You can give significantly by giving smaller amounts at higher frequencies. Weekly or monthly giving allows substantial gifts to be reached in smaller steps.
Income Raises & Bonuses/ Tax Refunds and Rebates/ Freedom from Debt
Dedicating forthcoming raises or bonuses are creative methods for increased giving. Tax refunds and rebates are a great source of bonus income. Maybe you’ll have your car paid off soon and can invest the money that you had normally set aside for that towards FORWARD.
Over the coming months you may choose to sell specific items, host a garage sale or online auction and give the proceeds towards FORWARD. The sale of major assets can also provide revenue for giving.
Delay Some Non-Essential Purchases
Some easy lifestyle adjustments can help free up money so you can increase giving to God’s work. Maybe you can do without the extra cell phone, cable TV, frequent shopping trips, or magazine subscriptions. Maybe you can forgo some big purchases for a few years during FORWARD.