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Ep. 308: The Fundraising Appeal In Your Inbox is Compelling, But Is It True?

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, you will compelling, even heartbreaking, appeals for funds.

One of them came to me from Prison Fellowship Ministries. It began: “Bibles are desperately needed in America’s prisons. Every gift you give will put Bibles and Christian content into the hands of a waiting prisoner.”

But is that true?

We tried to find out, and our search highlights the fact that donors to Christian ministries need to give generously, but also wisely. In this episode of the MinistryWatch podcast, we highlight some of the questions we ask, and suggest that you should be asking them too.


The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Jeff McIntosh. We get database, technical, and other support from Casey Sudduth, Stephen DuBarry, Christina Darnell, and Kim Roberts,

Until next time, Happy Thanksgiving, and may God bless you.