4 Questions to Ask Before Giving

February 13, 2012

Last week, I attended a conference in West Palm Beach, FL called Global 2020. This is an event put on by Equip. Equip was originally founded by John C. Maxwell to help train leaders all over the world. Because, if there is one thing that John Maxwell believes more than anything, it is that “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”  CARE for AIDS is no different. We need great leaders who can carry the message of the Gospel to those suffering with HIV/AIDS. So, last week was an incredible opportunity to connect with likeminded people and hear about what God is doing in the area of leadership development globally. If you aren’t familiar with what Equip does, I encourage you to check them out.

I had the privilege of being in a donor breakout session where Dr. Maxwell was asking his donors to help take this training to the persecuted church around the world. He told us that there are four questions he believes that you must ask yourself when an organization asks you for money. I wanted to share those questions with you because I hope our donors ask these same questions.

1. Does the leadership have character AND competence?

2. Can I give more than dollars?

3. Is this organization making a difference?

4. Has God nudged me to help this organization?

When applying these to CARE for AIDS, I hope you could answer “yes” to the first three questions, but the fourth is out of our hands. If God doesn’t nudge you to give, then we would rather you not. God can provide all that we need as an organization through whomever he chooses. We pray that he chooses to use YOU, but if not, we hope you give where God leads you to.

Thanks to all of you who give faithfully to the ministry. It IS making a huge difference!