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.
||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 ...||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 ...||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 ...||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 ...||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, ...||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 ...||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 ...||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 ... ...||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 ...||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 ...||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 ...||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 ...||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 ...||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 ...||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.