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NCF’s Saturday 7 weekly email digest
Every Saturday morning, close to 50,000 people like you catch up on the latest news, ideas, solutions, and opportunities for your generosity – all in a single email from your friends at the National Christian Foundation (NCF). It’s called the Saturday 7, and you won’t want to miss it.
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March 25, 2023
A unique approach to investing in residents by a real estate firm, 3 obstacles to giving, 7 ways to research the right charity, and strategy webinar for charity leaders
March 18, 2023
Carrying one another’s burdens, a family legacy in Tanzania, and how Alan Barnhart decided where to give
March 11, 2023
Hiring those deemed unemployable by others, caring for employees during hardships, the purpose of work, finding dignity and hope through work
March 4, 2023
CEO shares joy of giving her business, building a legacy, spontaneous giving, women and the Great Wealth Transfer, Jesus' female funders
February 25, 2023
Generational wealth transfer, scholarship honoring Black descendants, and a new approach to helping the homeless
February 18, 2023
Anniversary of war in Ukraine, family generosity journey, Lent resources, Asbury revival, charities providing relief after Turkey-Syria earthquake
February 11, 2023
Praying for earthquake victims, gospel-driven global business leaders, loaves and fishes giving in business, how business as ministry changes the world, and 3 tips for growing a generous business
February 4, 2023
West coast mudslides cause devastation, using temporal wealth for eternal gain, disaster philanthropy transitions, does God care where you give, 2 Corinthians 9 harvest parable
January 28, 2023
Understanding generational poverty, generosity as a witness, and how estate gifts create legacy today and tomorrow
January 21, 2023
Family, faith, culture, and the responsibility of wealth, Christianity and the call to generosity, finish-line giving, and setting captives free
January 14, 2023
Financial finish lines, evaluating giving opportunities, faith for new adventures, and letting God direct your path
January 7, 2023
Introducing friends and family to NCF, giving more than just money as part of your overall giving philosophy, setting a financial finish line, and 23 ways to be generous in 2023
December 31, 2022
Download your 2022 Impact Report to see how God is working in and through the NCF generosity community
December 24, 2022
Joy to the world the Lord has come. Let earth receive her king. Let every heart prepare him room.
December 17, 2022
Keeping children engaged with the Bible, safe water for the whole world, how to save your favorite charity, learning resilience from Black philanthropy
December 10, 2022
Hurricane Ian relief update, real estate giving – a hot topic in a cool market, our CEO's generosity journey, and 5 questions for developing family culture
December 3, 2022
1,000 names for God, the importance of crafting an estate plan, seeing what you have to give, and sharing generosity with your family
November 26, 2022
Can generosity strengthen the intimacy of your marriage? How does giving stock work? Other assets you can give instead of cash, planting seeds among native people, choosing an Advent study
November 19, 2022
Hope, faithfulness, hospitality as sacrificial generosity, practicing gratitude, and changing the world
November 12, 2022
10 ways to support foster and adoptive parents, transformational giving, watering the roots of your culture tree, and a family legacy of generosity
November 5, 2022
Saving an indigenous language through Bible translation, year-end giving deadlines, and what motivates generosity
October 29, 2022
Business giving, asset giving, CGA giving, helping your favorite charity stay afloat, and a conference for advisors
October 22, 2022
Hurricane update, radical generosity, giving real estate, and how philanthropy and business are partnering to address hunger more effectively
October 15, 2022
A film studio dedicated to God, how to leverage your IRA for 2022 giving, inspiration and resources for year-end giving, and a podcast about generosity
October 8, 2022
Women’s unique giving, what widows need from advisors, the grace of giving, and wholehearted generosity
October 1, 2022
Hurricane relief, year-end giving opportunities, estate gifts, and the economics of Jesus
September 24, 2022
Charitable gift annuities, how to help Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, 3 questions for a values-based legacy, and 4th quarter charitable planning
September 17, 2022
Understanding the Great Commission, fighting for the Great Commission, and what it will take to complete the Great Commission?
September 10, 2022
Pakistan, biblical discipleship, the role of parents in child discipleship, and ministry innovations
September 3, 2022
Rest on Labor Day, how the economy is affecting charities, supporting Ukraine through prayer, and how giving and investing work together
August 27, 2022
Bearing one another’s burdens, remembering who makes us able to earn, what it means to be a Christian entrepreneur, and how partners help a generous business to succeed
August 20, 2022
Giving to support Black-led charities, churches redeeming communities through nature, and God’s own, powerful generosity, and the gift that got NCF across the $15 billion dollar grant mark
August 13, 2022
How many people still need clean water? Who is working on it? Who is supporting it? And how you can help?
August 6, 2022
A sabbath rest, a wise choice for business owners, a closer look at the history of Black giving, and 142 million people who can now hear the gospel
July 30, 2022
Why people don’t give to church, a stewardship pastor’s story, how a business gift brought joy, and how to better support your favorite charities
July 23, 2022
What to do when you are taken advantage of, a charitable solution you may not have heard of, and growing your faith on vacation
July 16, 2022
Sharing family giving, telling giving stories, finding your giving passion, giving to short-term missions, and giving to relieve the burden of medical debt
July 9, 2022
God and our giving, generosity through business, and $104 charity dollars from root beer floats
June 25, 2022
Generational generosity, supporting the future with a Giving Fund, reaching the ends of the earth
June 18, 2022
Fathers, widows, graduations, giving passions, and principles for giving across racial lines
June 4, 2022
Generational generosity, supporting the future with a Giving Fund, reaching the ends of the earth
May 28, 2022
Giving circles, summer generosity tips, and resisting the power of money for ourselves and for our household
May 21, 2022
What really makes someone financially free, a very generous business, and what inflation is doing to local food banks
May 7, 2022
New podcasts, encouragement on Mother's Day, supporting foster and adoptive parents, and giving from something other than cash
April 30, 2022
A global missions disconnect, investing your Giving Fund balance, advice on evaluating impact, a giver who has joined God for the harvest, and a wheat harvest that will need a miracle from God this year.
April 23, 2022
What kinds of things you can give to charity, the agility and speed of your Giving Fund, a Ukraine update, and thoughts on holding onto truth as ideas about giving change
April 16, 2022
A devotion, a prayer, a Bible study, music, and a recipe for you. Jesus is risen. Have a happy Easter!
April 9, 2022
Stewarding the death of Christ, 7 deadly financial sins, including God when we talk about success, and the ripple effect of generosity
March 26, 2022
Generosity for Ukraine, bicycles to fight poverty, creative ways to use your Giving Fund, simplicity for our souls, and hope for the future
March 19, 2022
The future of Christian giving, charitable deductions for non-cash gifts, champions of generosity, and supporting refugees
March 12, 2022
Lessons on giving from the first believers, faithfulness in times of war, and strollers in a row at a train station on the Polish border. This is all generosity.
March 5, 2022
Helping victims in Ukraine, lessons from Jesus' female funders, NCF's newest team, and International Women's Day
February 26, 2022
Your heirs, helping give hope to Ukraine, the causes you care about, and the story of your generosity
February 19, 2022
Knowing where to give, funding behind "The Chosen," largest charities in America, and a podcast on ending water poverty
February 12, 2022
Black History Month, obstacles to generosity, and Randy Alcorn on Food Trucks in Babylon
February 5, 2022
Impact-driven inheritance, planning for what’s most important, and reflecting the generous nature of God
January 29, 2022
Living with a finish line, leaving a legacy, stronger marriages and growing God’s kingdom.
January 22, 2022
Finish lines, hope-filled giving, help for advisors, and stewarding what's in your hands
January 15, 2022
Obedient generosity, planning for a wise inheritance, spreading the gospel, supporting churches and actively celebrating MLK Day
January 8, 2022
All of our readers' favorites from 2021, from giving strategies to fighting fear, to how you can talk to God about money.
January 1, 2022
Download your 2021 Impact Report and see how God is working in and through the NCF community of givers
December 18, 2021
Seeing, being spontaneous, creating traditions, and holding onto the meaning of Christmas
December 11, 2021
Loving your neighbor, showing hospitality, celebrating advent, and keeping your heart set on heaven.
December 4, 2021
Divine generosity, learning how to love our Afghan neighbors, and how to make our favorite charities more resilient.
November 27, 2021
Biblical stewardship, establishing a legacy of peace, questions to align your giving with God’s will, and the power of giving stocks
November 20, 2021
Telling your story, remembering gratitude, giving thanks and becoming better givers
November 13, 2021
Holidays, hospitality, Giving Funds, and how to talk to your family about your treasure and hearts
November 6, 2021
Putting the lonely in families, how your church can support foster and adoptive parents, how you can use your stock to give more to charity, and examples of biblical generosity
October 30, 2021
Indigenous Bible for Native Americans, God owns everything, 3 major year-end giving opportunities
October 23, 2021
Missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, what you need before December 31, Giving 100% of your AGI, and how to better serve the homeless
October 16, 2021
Refugee generosity, a mistake redeemed as a mission, and 7 questions everyone with wealth should ask God
October 9, 2021
Lessons from the rich young ruler, Tim Keller on giving from real estate, culture, deadlines, and coffee
October 2, 2021
Showing gratitude for teachers, leveraging cash and assets up to 100% of your AGI, the power of a generous classroom, and what your stuff is doing to your soul
September 25, 2021
The future of giving, gifts that please God, giving up to 100% of your AGI, a grantmaking rate, and a great podcast
September 18, 2021
Generosity survey, Bible translations for the deaf, leverage your IRA for 2021 giving, October 6 webinar for advisors
August 28, 2021
In the midst of a devastating humanitarian crisis and facing an August 31 deadline, brave and compassionate rescue groups are working day and night to evacuate or relocate those most at risk and help others who are unable to escape.
August 14, 2021
Households of faith, breaking the power of money, major gifts webinar for charities, human trafficking podcast, and more
August 7, 2021
India generosity update, 2 smart business strategies, Gen Z evangelism, and faith-driven entrepreneurs
July 10, 2021
Joyful generosity, Surfside recovery, discovering your giving passions, and discovering your Giving Strategy
July 3, 2021
Whether you're at the beach, by the lake or enjoying family by the pool, you can be building your smarts and feeding your family's hearts for giving.
June 26, 2021
Jonathan Reynolds swapped out his company’s annual gathering for an all-staff mission trip because he wanted to show his team what giving looked like.
June 19, 2021
The best gifts from a generous dad, 3 ways to grow more generous through prayer, how collaboration can help the materially poor, a video about how a good dad is an act of generosity, Psalm 68:5, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
June 12, 2021
5 gifts to help a charity thrive, why it's a great time to give stock, 5 key findings about the state of the Bible, a music video for "Is He Worthy?" led by Trinity Church, a sermon from John Mark Comer, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
June 5, 2021
Share our 10-question quiz about a Giving Fund, perspective on K-shaped recover, a reflection on the life of a generous friend, Abundant by Todd Harper, a podcast about retirement and giving, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
May 29, 2021
A look at what makes a faithful steward, how to manage God's money as stewards, a reflection on meeting people where they live, a video about investing in the gospel, a podcast about a decision to sell everything, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
May 22, 2021
A “drop-kick easy” decision to give while living and see the joy, navigating the pandemic mental-health challenge, a reflection on gleaning, a podcast about why everyone needs an estate plan, Ecclesiastes 7:12, an update on India COVID-19 relief, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
May 15, 2021
How to help India during its COVID-19 crisis, why giving is a form of worship, a video about discovering your Giving Strategy, a podcast about how to take care of people in crisis, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation
May 8, 2021
What it can look like to build a generous family, perspective on being a Christian entrepreneur, one mother's story of radical faith and courage, a video about a perfectly good crisis, a playlist for Mother's Day, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
May 1, 2021
How to overcome obstacles to more joyful generosity, a video about the life-changing power of your giving passion, a question for you, how love leads to courage, Visioneering by Andy Stanley, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
April 24, 2021
An invitation to care for God's people, leveraging your IRA for 2021 giving, learning generosity in Syria, a video with a call to creation care, what it takes to be generous, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
April 17, 2021
A deeper dive into one of 10 biblical principles, how to leverage 100% AGI giving this year, a video about how one couple is finding joy through giving, Freedom of Simplicity by Richard Foster, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
April 10, 2021
What it means to be generous of heart, how time can shape your family's legacy, news about new bible translation efforts, what "Lagniappe" means, a book review on Secrets of the Generous Life and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
April 3, 2021
He is risen! Read about the generosity of the Christ, 7 answers to questions about international granting, a story about the gospel patron behind Jesus' burial, a playlist of hope-filled songs, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
March 27, 2021
Research on the future of nonprofits, the surprising connection between awe and generosity, a video about experiencing God in nature, a podcast with Nicky Gumbel, a question for you, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
March 20, 2021
4 lessons from Jesus' female funders, one family's story of how giving brought them together, how to fight the pandemic with our hearts and smarts, a book review of Gospel Patrons by John Rinehart, a podcast about the joy of giving, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
March 13, 2021
The humility behind anonymous giving, 6 questions (and answers) about charitable deductions, how generosity is revolutionizing the financial industry, a video about the beauty of generosity, explore our Generosity Library, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
March 6, 2021
Research about generosity and marriage, giving that sparks lasting joy, one restaurant owner's incredible sacrifice, a resource to discover the causes you're passionate about, a video from Gospel Patrons, Psalm 16:11, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
February 20, 2021
Abandoning the American Dream to find true abundance, a companion guide for Lent, how advisors can grow their impact, a podcast about African American philanthropy, a playlist with songs about the image of God, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
February 13, 2021
Research on the future of the church, 3 reasons to support a catalyzing organization, a story on stewardship and second kingdoms, a podcast about 10 principles of generosity, a book by Kim King, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
February 6, 2021
How Christian unity brought a whole nation the Bible, 5 signs you need a Giving Strategy, household generosity during the pandemic, 2 Peter 1:3, a podcast about making broken things beautiful, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
January 30, 2021
Download our 2020 infographic to see highlights from a record year of strategic generosity, learn 12 ways to share generosity with your family, read how DAFs continue to expand, don't miss the 2021 Kingdom Advisors conference, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
January 23, 2021
Why 100% AGI giving is extended through 2021, a devotion about physical and spiritual justice, 5 reasons volunteering is good for you, a video with an NCF co-founder, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
January 2, 2021
Investing in black charities, 5 benefits of turning your business into a giving engine, how hope can be a hot meal, research on what generosity does to your brain, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
December 26, 2020
Welcome to the Saturday 10! ✨ In this special edition, we share 10 prayers from our Christmas devotional
December 19, 2020
5 reasons you need a Giving Fund before December 31, how giving is worship, creative ways to teach your kids about generosity during the pandemic, Isaiah 9:6, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
December 12, 2020
10 ways you can share generosity with your family, a story about strategic investment in Middle Eastern gospel efforts, how NYC charities are rallying this Christmas, a podcast about stock giving, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
December 5, 2020
7 ways to encourage generosity with your Giving Fund, a personal journey of generosity, how to redeem (and reevaluate) your canceled missions trip, a podcast about helping people with Anthony Tan, joy-filled songs, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
November 28, 2020
A story from 2 Corinthians 9, a look inside the Nepali church, how to get involved on #GivingTuesday, a video about true hospitality, a podcast about the redemptive framework for investing, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
November 21, 2020
A smart way to give if your investments are doing well, Why you might need a donor-advised fund, a new podcast from Generosity Path, a terrible choice the persecuted church is facing, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
November 14, 2020
What is a Single-Charity Fund and why you need one, 4 lessons from Acts about early church generosity, a video that captures a special day with 1,400 baptisms, many thanks to U.S. veterans, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
November 7, 2020
How to set your financial finish line based on faith instead of fear, what it means to be citizens of God's kingdom, a story about how dreamers can be givers, a video message from Francis Chan, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
October 31, 2020
We've been sharing a lot about ways to give up to 100 percent of your adjusted gross income this year. This week, we share with you a couple who did it.
October 24, 2020
How to leverage your IRA for 2020 giving, the genesis of giving collaborations, a video about giving without depleting cash, scripture to encourage you, and much more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
October 17, 2020
5 smart ways to give without depleting cash, using real estate as an engine for giving, a Sign language Bible is complete after 39 years, and much more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
October 10, 2020
How you can save your cash and give real estate instead, the biblical definition of hope, hymns of the faith, a video about the power of non-cash giving, and much more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
October 3, 2020
5 ways to give up to 100% of your AGI, how Clive accelerated his giving with $300k from his 401k, a note on hearts and tax breaks, a liturgy for the gifts you make, and much more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
September 26, 2020
Collaborative giving 101, how the CARES Act helped Amy Carson give $600k more, a podcast from The Bible Project, a video about the power of non-cash giving, and much more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
September 19, 2020
Janice Munemitsu shares about the freedom of a generous life, how the church wins against COVID-19, research on why transferring wealth is good for your health, and much more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
September 12, 2020
Reasons why you're never too young to be generous, 5 things you can give instead of cash, generosity in the wake of Hurricane Laura, a classical playlist to inspire you, and much more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
September 3, 2020
Examining a generous identity, 7 reasons to talk about giving, 3 ways to give in a natural disaster, how giving a treasured possession brought freedom, and much more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
August 29, 2020
5 benefits of turning your business into a "giving engine," how to beat generosity burnout, stewarding a multi-generational business and much more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
August 22, 2020
A story about a big swimming pool that was gifted to a ministry in Central America, research on the most generous, a 5-point alignment matrix for Christian business, a podcast about stewarding your influence, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
August 15, 2020
There isn’t just one way Christian employers care for their employees. Christians, made in the image of a Grand Designer, are creative themselves. But we stumbled upon a special kind of creativity in the stories here.
August 8, 2020
Using your business as an engine for giving, 3 facts you might not know about Bible engagement in America, a special report from Beirut, a lightning-bolt moment for a record collector, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
July 25, 2020
How church leaders can plan for the future, why we need millennials, how generosity restores relationships, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
July 18, 2020
Let's be real. We are in the middle of a pandemic, living in tense times in so many ways. But we are a people of hope, of prayer, and of strategic action.
July 11, 2020
An app to help you fall asleep, 4 ways to give toward clean water, a business pivot to generosity and more ... from your friends at the National Christian Foundation
July 4, 2020
Donor-advised funds, stories of courageous freedom, the pivot from couch to PPE, and more ... from your friends at the National Christian Foundation
June 27, 2020
An important lesson on stewardship, the ultimate financial hope, the potential future for some charities, and more ... from your friends at the National Christian Foundation
June 20, 2020
A father's journey, orphan care, giving across racial lines, and more ... from your friends at the National Christian Foundation
January 16, 2020
4 essential questions for a wise steward's estate, a preponderance of joy in giving, one woman's journey toward wholehearted generosity, a podcast with 5 questions every family should answer, a book review of Life Without Lack by Dallas Willard, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.
January 9, 2020
How a shared passion for Africa is healing a family, 5 questions about money for every family, how charities are working together to help Nashville after Christmas day bombing, a podcast about innovating in opportunity zones, and more ... all from your friends at the National Christian Foundation.