Podcast: Episode 3- The Power of Telling a Great Generosity Story, Brad Formsma

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Brad Formsma, author and founder of I Like Giving. During their conversation, they discuss how to inspire generosity.


Best Quotes

“We started with capturing short giving stories that showed the generous life from so many different perspectives, and the world responded.”

“We know people have trouble sometimes hearing about generosity from their pastors because of past situations, so we come in as a fresh resource.”

“When we become aware that opportunities to give generously are all around us, it flips how we look at the world.”

“Everyday we have opportunities to do something for someone else.”

“When I think about the generous life and the power of story, I think about becoming the main character.”

“We encourage churches and pastors to look for stories within their church.”

“If a church can embrace the idea of consistently bringing in story, it makes a difference.”

“If we want a joy-filled culture, we have to lead with story and joy.”


Brad is the author of the best-selling book “I Like Giving: The Transforming Power of a Generous Life” and the Founder & President of I Like Giving, a movement which has inspired more than 100 million people in 170 countries to live generously. Brad is a speaker and teacher on generosity, he has studied this topic for nearly 15 years. Brad and the I Like Giving team partner alongside businesses and churches to bring a refreshing message of generosity, impacting people across the United States. His message equips leaders improving the health of their teams and churches around the country. Brad also facilitates custom family meetings to help families discuss generosity with every generation so
that their values and story live on. He has been invited to speak to groups all over the country, including Johns Hopkins University, PBS, Kaiser Institute for Health and Fox News. I Like Giving has been featured by organizations including National Geographic and The Today Show. Brad and his wife, Laura, have three children and live in Southern California.

Recommended Resources

I Like Giving (https://www.ilikegiving.com)

I Like Giving by Brad Formsma (https://www.ilikegiving.com/shop/i-like-giving-the-transforming-power-of-a-generous-life)

Mere (https://mereagency.com/services/for-churches-and-ministries/)