Survey: Charity continues despite COVID

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Church offeringThough it comes with a warning, a new study has revealed reassurance for faith-based nonprofits regarding charitable giving.

Dickerson, Bakker & Associates, a professional consulting firm that serves non-profits and Christian organizations, did a study amid the pandemic as clients wondered what to expect for giving later in the year. Senior Partner Paul Martin, who specializes in business development consulting, says the report, "Charitable Giving in the Wake of COVID-19," provides some good news.

"Regardless of the pandemic, faith-based donors plan to maintain and grow support of non-profits," he relays. "They say, 'We're going to give as much or more than we gave last year.'"

The comprehensive, nationwide survey of 1,079 donors across 44 states was conducted from May 29 to June 22 in cooperation with some of America's biggest faith-based nonprofit organizations. It shows that 85 percent of donors who gave at least $1,000 last year said they would do so again this year.

Martin

"They want to support outreach and evangelism and discipleship," Martin reports. "They see a culture that is filled with fear, and they know the answer to it is in Jesus Christ. Secondly, they want to support vulnerable populations in the U.S."

While this is encouraging news for the nation's 1.5 million registered nonprofit organizations, Martin goes on to warn that ministries should not be complacent in fundraising, as there will be winners and losers in this area among Christian ministries.

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