Seminary fundraising programs should minister to donors
Bringing in necessary dollars is vital to a healthy seminary, but there is more to health than the bottom line. Rebekah Burch Basinger, a long-time development professional and a member of the board of directors of In Trust, advises schools to set fundraising goals and to carry them out in ways that fit with their theology. The board has an important leadership role in revisiting these goals and developing a new way of thinking about fundraising, then presenting it as ministry to the school community. What has giving meant to your faith? How can your own insights and those of your colleagues be incorporated into your school's fundraising activities?