Why We Believe Hope is More Important Than Money

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If you’ve been around GiveSendGo long enough you’ve probably heard us say, “help and hope go hand-in-hand”, but what does that mean exactly, and why do we put such a high emphasis on hope? Aren’t we a crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for their needs, wants, and dreams? Well, yes. We are. But, we’ve come to realize that crowdfunding is SO much more than just raising money. It’s about the hope shared with people in times of need. 

But it’s not the hope that a person’s bills get paid for the month or that they’re able to now pay for their loved ’s funeral expenses. Money DOES relieve a heavy weight from people’s shoulders, but there’s a hope far greater and more powerful that everyone in the world needs - the hope of Jesus. 

See, everyone has material needs, but we all also have spiritual and emotional needs that must be met as well. Money can help pay for a team to Africa to share the gospel, but without hope and the Holy Spirit at work, no may ever hear or understand the good news being shared with them. Raising funds to help parents pay for their child's funeral certainly helps fill a real need they have, but it doesn’t take away the pain of loss they’re feeling or bring their child back. 

Meeting material needs are important, but they can go so far. It’s hope, specifically the ultimate hope Jesus offers, that can help carry someone through even the most painful and uncertain times. This is why we do our best to share Jesus with anyone who comes across our platform.

While 1 Timothy 6:17-19 is directed towards the wealthy of that time, these instructions are important for all of us to hear and follow. It says “Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God who richly provides us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and willing to share, storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of what is truly life.”

When we do things for God’s glory, like sharing hope and being generous with those around us for the purpose of His kingdom, we store up real treasure in heaven that will not fade away. This is a promise that far surpasses anything that money can provide.

And speaking of promises, Hebrews 10:23 reminds us of the unwavering character of God. It says, “Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering since he who promised is faithful.” God has given us many promises throughout His word, and we can trust that He will always be faithful to fulfill them. Unlike paychecks or donations, we don’t have to worry or doubt whether or not God's hope will come through for us. He’s faithful, and He will never stop being faithful.

So, while money is important, it is not the most important thing in life. It can’t buy the kind of hope that Jesus provides - a hope, for all those who believe in Him, that can sustain us through life's toughest moments. At GiveSendGo, we believe in the power of hope and strive to share it with everyone who comes across our platform. By sharing this hope with you and others, while offering a platform for people to use for fundraising when they need it, we show that help and hope really do go hand-in-hand. We encourage everyone to hold on to the hope that Jesus provides and share it with the people you know! 

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What Does the Giver Army 2.0 and How Can I Join?

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Often times people want to be generous but simply aren’t sure where to start! We’ve made it easy for you and others to make a powerful impact with your desired generosity through GiveSendGo’s Giver Army 2.0! Starting at $5, so even those with tighter budgets can give AND from the comforts of their own home. 

The Giver Army 2.0 is a community of like-minded individuals who engage in micro-philanthropy by pledging to donate generously for a year to of GiveSendGo Charities' supported causes. By contributing as little as $5 per month, members of the Giver Army can significantly impact people’s lives on GiveSendGo who require significant assistance.

The way it works is simple: choose of our ten charitable causes to invest in, determine your monthly donation, and then watch and pray for the quarterly update showcasing the different campaigns your donation has impacted.

On top of giving back, being part of the Giver Army 2.0 also comes with some great perks! Members will receive a RightNow Media subscription, an end-of-year tax-deductible receipt, an exclusive invitation to our annual Giver Gala, quarterly impact reports showcasing campaigns that received grants associated with our causes, and more! 

So, what are you waiting for? Join the Giver Army 2.0 and be a part of bringing positive change to the world. With your help, we can make a difference in the lives of those who need it most! Click the following link to join the Giver Army 2.0 or visit to sign up!

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Ideas for Getting Your Family Involved on GiveSendGo 

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Do you want to give or create a GiveSendGo campaign while spending quality time with your family? Look no further! Here are some fun ideas for getting your family involved in GiveSendGo! 

Give as a Family
Consider giving as a family to a cause that you all care about. This can be a great way to teach your children about the importance of giving back and the impact that their donations can make. Plus, it can be a fun family activity to choose a cause together and decide how much to donate.

Fundraise for a Family Need
Do you have a family member, friend, or someone in your community who needs financial assistance? Consider creating a GiveSendGo campaign to raise funds. Encourage your family members to get involved in the fundraising efforts by sharing the campaign, coming up with creative ideas, and giving. This can be a powerful way to support one another during tough times.

Get Creative
Involve your family in the creative process of your GiveSendGo campaign. Brainstorm together and come up with fun ideas for promoting the campaign. For example, you could create a family video to add to your campaign gallery and share on social media, host a family talent show to promote your campaign, or create artwork to send to givers when they donate specific amounts.

Share and Promote the Campaign
Encourage your family members to share and promote your GiveSendGo campaign on their social media accounts or through text and direct messages with their friends. They can also spread the word to their friends and colleagues by word of mouth. This can help you reach a wider audience and attract more donations.

Make it a Game
Create a family game out of your GiveSendGo campaign. For example, you could set a fundraising goal and track your progress on a leaderboard. You can also offer incentives for family members who donate the most, such as cooking their favorite meal or doing their chores for them.

In conclusion, getting your family involved in giving or promoting your GiveSendGo campaign can be a fun and rewarding experience. By giving as a family, fundraising for a family need, getting creative, sharing and promoting the campaign, and making it a game, you can make a real difference in the world while spending quality time with your loved ones. So, gather your family and start fundraising on GiveSendGo!
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