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Giving and Kindling the Life-Quality

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In 1992, Henri J. M. Nouwen, writer, theologian, priest – and one of the founders of The Guild for Spiritual Guidance – gave an informal address on fund-raising to a family service foundation. Here's something he said about raising funds.

“[Fundraising] is a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission.”

Fundraising for Nouwen is neither the response to a crisis nor an appeal to keep the doors open and the programs running. Rather it is an invitation to journey as companions toward a hope-filled future.