“I would rather light a candle than curse the darkness.” – John F. Kennedy
In the early 1800s, William Wilberforce was faced with the unthinkable issues surrounding slavery and he used his position and influence in parliament to change culture and eventually the law. He was a small man with big dreams and through his faithfulness and God’s blessing he changed the world. During World War II Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and young theologian saw what was happening to the Jews under the rule of Hitler and instead of turning his head he engaged in the conflict. His involvement cost him his life.
These were two men who saw there was something wrong. They knew something needed to be done and although neither of them believed they were worthy – they engaged. History is full of those who didn’t look the other way – Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, William Wilberforce and Dietrich Bonhoeffer to name a few.
Last week I was informed one of our customers, Care Net, implemented iDonate based on our recommendations and in a direct comparison over the same time frame from the previous year saw a 35% increase in online giving.
Every day our team serves world changers – those who are engaged in life changing ventures.
We have the privilege of serving Samaritan’s Purse who today is engaged in helping the plight of the Syrian Refugees. We serve another organization whose staff work tirelessly to rescue Holocaust evidence, educate new generations, and confront hate, Holocaust denial and genocide. We serve Care Net, whose mission is to provide compassion, hope, and help to women and men facing unplanned or crises pregnancy decisions.
Yes, I would rather light a candle than curse the darkness. And that is exactly what my colleagues and I do every day by providing tools and resources designed to assist those we serve, our customers…the world changers, in accomplishing their mission. A few weeks ago I prayed about what can I do about the plight of those unborn children, only to discover our team and our software is being used to fund a world-class organization that is lighting a candle.
Please don’t take my word on this — take 2 minutes to hear from Vince DiCaro, Chief Outreach Officer or Care Net about his experience with our team, solution and service.
How may we help you with your mission?
We are hosting a live webinar on Thursday, September 24th at 11am CT called “How to Increase Your Online Revenue with Three Key Metrics” to help organizations like you see how to improve online fundraising and how iDonate can help. Save your seat now by using the form below.