Happy Pastor Appreciation Month! As the pandemic continues with no end in sight, pastors face increasing pressure to care for and comfort their flock. Here at Givelify, we refer to pastors as faith responders. Like first responders, pastors are on the front lines against depression, anxiety, fear, and faith crises which have all increased in
Latino leaders share giving insights and practical advice In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Givelify asked Latino faith and nonprofit leaders how this month can be honored with good deeds. As we all seek to do more in our communities, these leaders provided perspective on current needs and the effects of Covid-19. They also shared some of the great work their organizations are doing and
As Black Philanthropy Month comes to an end, I reflect on how informal philanthropy is often overlooked – giving our time and talent, sending money to our motherlands and giving to our church. Rightly so, the likes of Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett and George Soros come to mind when we think of philanthropy.
Throughout history, kind and generous givers have always risen to the occasion and responded to difficult times we face as a nation. The current global pandemic has been no different. In fact, generous giving by corporations, foundations, and individuals, including faith-based and other sources, recently reached $7.8 billion worldwide, surpassing records set by natural disasters.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, church donations increased or remained steady, per our just-released report Giving In Faith: How Coronavirus Widened the Digital Divide. This generosity is not surprising, but it is a direct result of places of worship adopting online and mobile giving. The unprecedented call for social distancing and shelter