Inside Giving: Inspiring Stories of Biblical Generosity
By National Christian Foundation
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Hosted by John Putnam, Inside Giving: Inspiring Stories of Biblical Generosity is a podcast of the National Christian Foundation. Learn more about NCF at ncfgiving.com.
||CleanTwo friends on a mission to rescue kids in forgotten places||This episode of Inside Giving features a guest all the way from Egypt: Magdy Bassaly. As the President of Better for Kids, Magdy ministers to some of the most vulnerable children in the world. Magdy shares alongside his friend, Todd Harrison, an NCF g||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe power of a generous community||Can you imagine being part of a community so generous that someone was moved to give one of his kidneys away to save a stranger’s life? That’s a generous community! And that is what you’ll hear about in this new episode, featuring Kendra VanderMeu||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLooking for God’s fingerprints in every gift||Jeanne McMains, Vice President of NCF's Complex Gift Solutions team, has a unique perspective when she comes alongside NCF givers as they make complex gifts such as business interests and real estate. Listen as she unpacks why each transaction is a h||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow much is enough when it comes to true riches?||In this episode of Inside Giving: Inspiring Stories of Biblical Generosity, you'll hear meaningful insight from Jay Bennett, Chairman of NCF’s national Board of Directors and CEO of our Twin Cities office in Minneapolis. Jay shares how a pivotal he||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy stock is part of Lee Torrence's giving strategy||For NCF giver and former IBM executive Lee Torrence, giving appreciated stock instead of cash is a smarter way to make an impact. In this special episode, Boyd Bailey, President of our NCF Georgia office, joins Lee to discuss the steps Lee takes to maxi||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking a real impact with gifts of real estate and water rights||Jamie and Sarah Baessler decided early on to pursue a life of generosity both personally and through their home-building business. To inspire giving at work, they adopted core values that invite their employees to be more generous. And they turned to N||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving hope under the weight of war||Last year, NCF helped John and Cindy make an innovative gift when they sold a portion of their business. This gift allowed them to help fund an emergency field hospital – positioned a short distance outside Mosul, Iraq – through Samaritan’s Pur||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat two Harvard MBAs learned about God and money||John Cortines and Greg Baumer, two Harvard MBAs, were on the fast track to wealth and success when they began an earnest exploration of their spiritual questions about faith and wealth. What they learned along the way transformed their thinking about||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLauren Scruggs Kennedy finds beauty in brokenness||Five years ago, NCF giver, model, and author Lauren Scruggs Kennedy survived a tragic plane propellor accident that took her left arm and eye ... and changed her life forever. But through her faith in Christ and her family's support, she persevered and||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSleepless in Seattle with the Chapmans||Why would a pair of innovative software engineers prefer to spend an almost sleepless night once a month with Seattle's diverse homeless population? NCF givers Craig and April Chapman know what it how to give beyond the check, and not just because they||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA mistake and a miracle: Kim King's surprising giving story||When NCF giver Kim King recommended what she thought was a small grant from her Giving Fund and soon-after received a huge "thank you" call from the ministry's CEO, she knew something wasn't right. Kim did some research and found that she had mistakenly||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving stock and giving back: Keith and Terri Davidson's story||Keith and Terri Davidson are NCF givers and owners of a prominent apartment management company in Atlanta, Georgia. Early on, their like-minded financial advisor developed a comprehensive plan that included giving appreciated stock – instead of writin||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Casey Crawford is using his business to ignite a movement of change||Casey Crawford, founder and CEO of Movement Mortgage and former NFL player, started a mortgage company during the financial meltdown of 2008. His motivation was simple: he needed to feed his family. But then he heard from the Lord. The purpose of his bu||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Edition: Announcing NCF's new CEO, Chris Holdorf!||Our team at NCF is excited to announce that Chris Holdorf will join us in December as our new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)! Chris brings a wealth of experience and expertise in corporate, church, and non-profit settings, including a focus on finance an||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClyde and Sue Lear: A covenant, a couple, and a company||Missouri businessman Clyde Lear and his wife Sue made a covenant with God to invest in others by leveraging their time and treasures. One way they accomplished this was by giving part of Clyde's business to NCF before the sale, which sent more to their||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Glad to see NCF doing podcast
NCF is one of my favorite ministries, period. It is also a hands-down leader in the world of philanthropy, faith based or otherwise. While I'm glad to see NCF doing a podcast, there are a few tweaks I'd love to see to bring it up to a 5-star review (in my opinion).
- have the couple or individual in question be a guest on the podcast, the way NCF's videos do. Always nicer to hear the giver give their own testimony.
- this feels like it's marketed to a regional audience. The two speakers sound like they are middle-aged, white, men (which I am), from the South (which I am not). The tenor and, oftentimes, even the content of the conversation make this a difficult podcast for me to pass along to givers in my region who would be otherwise unfamiliar with NCF. Bottom line, if this is a podcast to strengthen the NCF base, it's a winner. If it's a marketing tool to broaden NCF's audience outside the South, I think it would do well to shape it like the new givers who are listening. "Go where the donors are" and contextualize.
- make it slightly longer, in the 12 to 15 minute range. I thought the three C's were very astute takeaways and would love to hear those unpacked more by the podcast leaders.