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Fundraising from the Heart

Audio Recordings

Have you ever raised funds for your church, another organization, or a mission trip? Maybe you felt uncomfortable about asking people to donate money. It's time to change the way you view this important task.

“Fundraising is, first and foremost, a ministry," renowned author and teacher Henri Nouwen writes in the introduction to his book A Spirituality of Fundraising. “It's a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission."

Nouwen approaches fundraising from a position of strength rather than weakness, seeing it as spiritual work. “Fundraising is precisely the opposite of begging," he points out.

This eCourse includes four audio recordings from past live sessions of audio interviews offered by the Henri Nouwen Society and The Upper Room. The sessions offer an entirely different vision for fundraising and encouragement to live into that vision. Hosted by The Upper Room's John Mogabgab, each seminar expands on insights into the person-centered approach to the donor-fundraiser partnership reflected in Henri Nouwen's seminal work, A Spirituality of Fundraising.

Designed for fund development professionals as well as those who are tasked with raising funds for non-profits, churches, and particular endeavors, these seminar recordings include:

Fundraising from the Heart with John Mogabgab, Sue Mosteller, and Nathan Ball.

The Courage to Fundraise from the Heart with Parker Palmer and John Mogabgab

The Spirit and Practice of Excellence for Fundraising from the Heart with Kerry Robinson and Nathan Ball

Lessons and Learning from a Lifetime of Fundraising from the Heart with Henry Freeman and Sue Mosteller


To purchase a print version of A Spirituality of Fundraising, visit The Upper Room bookstore.


Your Instructor


John Mogabgab
John Mogabgab

John Mogabgab was the founding editor of Weavings Journal and Special Projects Editor for Upper Room Books. One of his final projects before he passed from this life on August 8, 2014 was a series of audio interviews, Fundraising from the Heart, created in partnership with the Henri Nouwen Society.


Course Content


  Introduction
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  Part 1
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  Part 2
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  Part 3
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the eCourse start and finish?
The eCourse starts when you are ready to begin! It’s self-paced, so you can decide when to start and when to finish.
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