Here are some commonly asked questions about giving:
What are your financial needs?
Currently, we are trusting God for $1500/month in additional support (people giving $50-200/month) and some 'anchor donors' who can give $2,000-$5,000 annually.
How much of your Navigator ministry budget are you responsible for?
We are responsible for our total ministry budget (100%) which is comprised of four categories. See the graphic at right for the breakdown.
How are you supported? Do you have other income?
We are fully funded by the investments of individuals and a few churches. About 70% of our needs are met by monthly donors giving anywhere from $50/month to more than $400/month. My wife and I have chosen to serve in this ministry full time and do not have any other active income.
What about other sources of funding are available?
Matching gifts. Many employers offer some form of matching gifts when employees give to non-profit groups. Check with your HR department. The Navigators is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.
Churches. Do you know of a church that might be interested in our ministry? We'd be happy to provide any information that might help. Send us an email or letter with your thoughts.
Friends. Do you have any friends or relatives who might be interested in our ministry? Depending on your preference, you can speak to them on our behalf, or we can contact them personally.
Are gifts to The Navigators tax deductible?
Yes, The Navigators meets the IRS requirements for a tax deductible organization (a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) and you will receive a receipt from The Navigators for your gift to our ministry.
I would like to begin giving monthly to your ministry. How can I do this?
You can get started by giving online or by sending a check payable to "The Navigators" to our home address. If you have a "My Commitment" card, simply check the corresponding box on the card and send your check and the card in the enclosed envelope. When The Navigators receives your first gift, they will send you a receipt and reminder for your next month's gift.
What about automated giving?
Yes. It is possible to have your monthly gift automatically deducted from your checking or savings account, or credit card. This is an easy and consistent way to support our ministry. It is also easy to change your giving amount or cancel anytime.
The Navigators Donor Services
Phone: (toll-free) 866-568-7827