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Growing in Confidence and Courage

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One of the attributes of a woman doing well is that she gives with confidence and courage.  

Her courageous generosity reminds us of the joyful, lavish givers Paul spoke of in 2 Corinthians 8, “that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave voluntarily,” pleading for the privilege of helping others.

As an example, in the recent Women Doing Well Initiatives Research Study titled Igniting a Generous Community, 40% of those surveyed had intentionally chosen to not make a significant purchase so they could give more to help others. In these cases, it was a voluntary and joyful choice.

A woman doing well grows in confidence as she learns how to give wisely.
She recognizes the nuances of timing, allocation, and amount when making financial gifts so that the impact is optimized to benefit those in need.   While due diligence isn’t needed to the same degree on every gift, knowing the right questions to ask of an organization can help us become more confident givers.

In this week’s blog posts, we get an inside look at how one of the preeminent Christian foundations conducts due diligence on major gifts. Their best practices offer us tips as we guide and grow our giving.

Click here to read “Due Diligence 201”

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Pam Pugh

Pam Pugh is one of the founders of Women Doing Well. She guides charitable organizations in strategic planning and implementation through her firm, Reaching Forward, LLC. She is deeply motivated by making connections in the generosity space to unleash a wealth of financial resources to further the gospel of Christ. She lives in Alpharetta, Ga., with her husband and has two daughters. Her purpose statement is “expanding territory.”

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