Today is #GivingTuesday. It's an international day of generosity. It's inspiring. If I had to choose just three reasons why I think you should give with Jesus' Economy today, here's what I would say.
100% of your giving goes to the developing world, unless you designate otherwise. We even cover credit cards fees! We also make it so that you can choose your passion and have 100% of your giving go where you designate. We often phrase this as: 100% to the cause of your choosing! Thus, if you want to support our ongoing movement via our U.S. Operations (which is regularly a great need), you can also give via our Operations Fund. Or you can give to the developing world and our ongoing Operations right in the same transaction.
We're financially transparent and accountable. We post all of our financials online; GuideStar gave us a Gold rating for transparency. We also connect you to the real stories of what your donations are doing in the field by posting reports from the field on our blog regularly and sending out annual reports. The annual reports also include specialized financial reporting that show you the impact of each dollar with Jesus' Economy. In addition, we're legally transparent, posting all relevant legal documents right on our website.
We're innovating to solve global poverty by using a new model and leveraging technology. We believe that the spiritual and physical health of a community are interwoven. That's why we create jobs, plant churches, and meet basic needs at the same time. We then connect the job creation aspects to our online Fair Trade Shop, bringing new money into a community while creating opportunities for you to shop online. We make it so that only when you give, but also when you shop, you can help others. We're leveraging our interconnected world for the good of the global poor. We've also developed technology to make it possible for you to Shop Fair Trade and give in the same place, in the same transaction. And that's just the beginning of the ways we're innovating.
We're bringing the gospel to unreached people groups, people who have never heard the name of Jesus before. We're creating fair trade jobs in impoverished communities around the world via our Fair Trade Shop. We're meeting basic needs, such as clean water and literacy training, in one of the most impoverished places in the world. And we're doing all this through connecting you to the stories of indigenous leaders and empowering them to alleviate suffering and renew their communities. It's a new, better solution.
Choose your passion and donate now. We will send every last dollar where you designate. Renew communities with us.