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5 Impactful Practices to Include in Your Generosity Journey

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The Signatry

July 5, 2019

One of the most fun parts of giving a gift to someone you love is the search for the perfect gift for them. What if we put the same amount of energy and thoughtfulness into our generosity and charitable giving?

How can our gifts have the most impact and meaning? Here are five practices to help along in your generosity journey:

1. Stretch your giving.

Trust God. We are not called to give only when it is comfortable—after all, that’s not what Jesus did for us! As Paul urged the Corinthians believers to match the generosity of the Macedonians in 2 Corinthians 8:1-7. We should do the same with our generosity.

2. Partner to solve needs.

Is there a world problem that burdens your heart? Find individuals who have the same heart to end world problems and create a giving circle to tackle the issue.

3. Focus on the cause, not the amount.

Whether you have $600 to give, or $600,000, choose the beneficiary of your generosity wisely. Where will your gift have eternal impact as well as temporal impact?

4. Pass on the value of generosity.

Generosity is contagious. Encourage your family and friends to join you in the generosity journey. Check out a few ideas to get your friends and family involved with the causes you love here.

5. Make a commitment.

Unexpected acts of generosity are wonderful. But there is also a place for making and keeping a promise regarding charitable giving. Whether that’s to yourself, your family, or an organization, plan it out and take it seriously! One way to accomplish this it to make a recurring grant through your donor advised fund.

Which of these practices has your name on it? Maybe one of these areas is speaking to your heart as something you can practice more or start implementing in your life. It’s ok to start small, with making generosity an everyday habit, and then letting that grow and build into more and more radical, Christ-like generosity!

About The Signatry

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The Signatry seeks to inspire and facilitate revolutionary biblical generosity across generations. Through donor advised funds and other innovative tools and resources, families are empowered to live generously, modeling biblical values for future generations and making a greater impact for causes that align with their passions. Since its founding in 2000, The Signatry has facilitated sending over $4 billion to organizations around the world that are dedicated to solving the world’s greatest problems.

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