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Ray Sawatsky


Ray is the global director of Global Aid Network, an international relief and development organization. Before coming to GAiN, he spent years consulting with philanthropic organizations and advising donors on international development as the managing partner of Hatch. Ray has also worked with Cardus, a Christian think tank.


Main Conference Classes

66. Confessions of a Christian Fundraiser: Fundraising in the Kingdom of God
Block E || Sunday || 10:00AM

Charities and churches are dependent on the generosity of donors but it’s a complicated relationship. Some see fundraising as an unpleasant necessity in order to support spiritual enterprise, others see it as a failure to plan or a lack of faith in God’s provision. Fundraisers can be viewed with disdain; on the other side, donors can be hurt by those asking for funds. But there is a better way. Ray offers his personal experience and explores the theology and best practices for fundraising in the Kingdom of God.