In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Bill High, CEO of The Signatry, a Global Christian Foundation, and the author of several books including Giving It All Away with David Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby. During their conversation, they discuss the financial vehicles and professionals that pastors need to know in leading a legacy ministry.
“Systematic giving is the first step to generosity.”
“The Donor Advised Fund is one of the simplest tools for being able to get people to give systematically.”
“From the donor-advised fund I can direct my money to go where I want it to go to a legitimate charitable cause that is vetted by your organization.”
“When you give to multiple charitable causes throughout the year, one of the immediate benefits is you only have to worry about getting one charitable giving statement at the end of the year.”
“You’re prepared in advance to be generous to the next cause.”
“The offering plate is facilitating prepared giving in a split second on a given day. The Donor Advised Fund is preparing somebody to be prepared 24/7 for the moment when they can contribute.”
“A Donor Advised Fund is a great place to start a conversation with your family about the things that you care about in regard to generosity.”
“I would encourage every pastor to have an estate plan and a financial plan and provide those services to your staff.”
Bill High practiced law for 12 years before becoming the CEO of The Signatry. As CEO, he has spent over 18 years helping families live simply and give generously. He specializes in coaching families, individual givers, and financial advisers regarding biblical generosity and family legacy. He and his wife Brooke have four children and two grandchildren.
You can learn more about Bill’s ministry here: www.billhigh.com.