Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Most popular ideas and what's next

Most popular ideas: angel investors (find a way to get good ideas to rich people), banking the service hours (volunteer now, get help later) and tickets for charities (unused tickets sold at discount prices and money donated to charities.

The Observer and its Mission Possible media partners will do stories about the most popular ideas. If you want to hear more about the ideas and Mission Possible, WFAE will hold a forum Oct. 5 at Spirit Square, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Panelists will be Carol Hardison, executive director of Crisis Assistance Ministry, Richard "Stick" Williams, president of Duke Energy Foundation, and Todd Cohen, editor and publisher of Philanthropy Journal.


Anonymous said...

How arrogant to tell churches what they "should" and "should not" be doing.That type of thinking is usually born out of animosity toward the true mission of the church - the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. That is a church's bottom line.

I attend a church that probably helps people in need more than any other in Charlotte - but our primary mission is the soul - that is what is eternal. The church does and should help people, but that is not its primary mission. It cannot compromise its mission and mandate to cater to someone who thinks they want everything their own way.

This " give me what I want the way I want it" mentality does not help the cause.