Fundraising getting greener

Deborah Froese
November 13, 2012
Mennonite Church Canada
two pictures of couples, text "Build a Kick-starter Gift"
Winnipeg, MAN.

In an effort to reduce the ecological footprint and the costs of fundraising, Mennonite Church Canada is printing and shipping less paper as it invites support for wider church ministry this Christmas.

“In the past we have mailed our gift guide directly to individuals,” says Daniel Horne, Director of Partnership Development. “This year we are inviting people to browse an e-gift,   hoping that congregational leaders will pass it on to their members by email.”

This approach will also result in reduced shipping weight by air or truck, thus reducing energy use and carbon footprint – and reducing church fundraising expenses.

“The e-gift guide will roll out at the same time as the new on-line giving donation system—a system that is streamlined for donors,” Horne says.

The new online system features a shopping cart which will allow people to designate gifts to more than one project as part of a wider giving experience. The updated technology will allow the national church to share up-to-date information with supporters in a more timely fashion.

To view the 2012 Gift Guide, see and click on the link for your region.