How can I give to the March Giving Challenge?

We’re glad you asked! There are several ways to provide a contribution to this campaign:

  1. Cash or checks made out to Fabric Minneapolis at our gatherings each Sunday.

  2. Set up a contribution through your bank.  Often a free service from banks, this can be done for one-time gifts such as for the Challenge, or for ongoing monthly giving. You will need our address and phone number to set up Bill Pay through your bank’s website:  Fabric Minneapolis, 3751 17th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN  55407, 612-822-0300.

  3. Transfer Stock:  Giving stock carries a double advantage- it could count as both a charitable donation and can also avoid capital gains taxes on growth in the stock. Learn more and find the Stock Transfer Form here.

Other online giving options are also available:

  1. Give one-time challenge donations online through Square.  Fabric has set up a page to accept online donations through the Square platform (found here).  We will also accept Square donations at Sunday gatherings in March.  Square collects a 2.75% processing fee from each donation.

  2. Donate online through GiveMN.  You may remember this platform from other donations or past challenge campaigns. GiveMN collects a 6.9% processing fee from each donation, so to maximize your contribution you may wish to explore other options first.

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What does Fabric do with the money raised during the March Giving Challenge?

The funds raised as part of the March Giving Challenge are part of Fabric’s regular budget.  That means the money raised helps Fabric put together Sunday gatherings, provide fabulous children’s and youth programming, support Fabric Groups, reach out to the community, and help all of us weave our lives together with God and others.  You can learn more about how Fabric is doing financially here (and can read more about the 2018-2019 budget and last year’s financial results here).  

If extra funds are raised above and beyond the amount needed to reach our goals, the additional amounts will be used to further Fabric’s mission as determined by the board and staff - that might be to help build up a reserve fund for a rainy day, or to fund special projects (like replacing worn out equipment or working on growing  our community).

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Which goal is more important?  How do I know which one to participate in?

The most important goal is for everyone to participate!  Beyond that, both parts of the challenge are important and serve different purposes.  Our first goal of raising $25,000 in one-time gifts is similar to the challenge we have faced (and met!) each of the last few years.  Nothing matches the thrill of coming together as a community to raise a significant amount in just a few weeks, and we are excited to do so again this year! 

Our second goal of increasing monthly autogiving by $1500/month is designed to help make Fabric’s income more stable and predictable as we continue to strive for a more balanced and sustainable budget.  By leveling giving across the year, we can budget more easily and focus instead on our life changing work of being church together.  You can learn more about the benefits of recurring giving here.

Our hope is that as you assess how you can participate in this year’s Challenge, you’ll consider your own financial situation.  Is there an amount that you can commit to regularly give each month - or that you can commit to increasing by if you are already participating in automated giving?  If so, put that towards the $1,500 per month recurring giving challenge. If instead you either (a) can put aside or save some extra money this month to make room for an additional gift; or (b) have an extra source of income (tax refund? bonus?) that you’re willing to contribute part of, put it towards the $25,000 special giving goal.  You might also decide to participate in both goals.

However you’re able to participate, and whatever the amount, we thank you!

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