How CSA Philippines Started
After returning from her training in the United States in 1999, Zenet Maramara, wanted to network with Christian fundraisers in the Philippines. She found only two Christian organizations with a full-time development office. Four people shared her vision of promoting biblical stewardship education and equipping Christians fundraisers with training. Together, they formed CSA Philippines in 2000.
CSA has conducted monthly fellowship meetings and educational lectures on stewardship and fundraising. One participant says, “I gained a lot of insights and I am amazed that such a group as CSA exist!
In May 2001, the first fundraising course was offered at Asian Theological Seminary taught by Zenet Maramara and Bob Del Rosario. This course has been a regular offering in the MBA in Biblical Stewardship and Christian Management program.
In Order To Achieve Our Vision
We must change the mindset of the people. In order to change the mindset of the people, each of us must take responsibility for promoting Biblical stewardship.
Two principles guide us —
First, God owns everything;
Second, we are simply stewards of all that we have.
Organized development work in the Philippines is in its infant stage in contrast with the 200 years of American history of philanthropy. Trained development workers are lacking. The demand for training and education is great! CSA Philippines is taking the lead in promoting Christian stewardship education and in training resource development workers.
Our goal is to provide teaching materials for Biblical stewardship education in the local church and sponsor training for development practitioners in the Philippines. In May 2005, CSA brought the biggest stewardship ministry in the world to the Philippines, Crown Financial Ministries. Crown conducted seminars for pastors and church leaders on God’s financial principles and the Business by the Book seminar for business people.
Is to equip Christian fundraisers to mobilize resources for God’s work through education, training and networking.
Feedback & Reviews
” It gave me ideas as to how to do fundraising better in a church context “
Generosity Summit 2019
” We are just planning to have a fund raising program in the youth sector of our church, and i think the things we learned from Summit will be helpful in terms of principles and practices , both from the speakers & discussions. “
Generosity Summit 2019
” Thank you for this initiative! Filipino culture of giving needs to be developed (we rank quite low in World Giving Index), considering that we are known to be such a Christian country. . “