Center for Spiritual Living Is Possible Thanks to People Like You
Your generous support is what keeps Center for Spiritual Living vital, growing in service, and able to translate our vision into reality. Donations large and small help us to support not only our current programs, but lay a groundwork and foundation for us to grow and flourish and reach many more in our community.
If you have ever been inspired or empowered by a Center for Spiritual Living program or service, please support our community with your financial giving. Whether you can give $10 or $100,000, know that every gift is a major gift! If you regularly benefit from our teachings and community, please become a supporter and sustainer of our community through your Intentional Gift.
Intentional Giving is the fundamental building block of our budget. Your contribution makes it possible for us to continue providing accessible transformational experiences and teaching to those who otherwise may not have access.
When you commit to giving, you enter into a relationship with our community and its offerings. You determine an amount of money that you will contribute to CSL throughout the year and fill out an Intentional Giving Form. If you need to update your commitment at any time simply email MichaelO@spiritualliving.org.
You have the option of choosing Auto-Give, which provides the convenience of making a recurring contribution automatically. Click below to give a one-time contribution or schedule a recurring contribution today by choosing weekly, every 2 weeks, monthly or yearly.
Become a Sustaining Donor
Sustaining donors provide CSL Seattle with a dependable base of revenue used to sustain our community and help us strategically plan for our future. As a sustainer, your contribution is ongoing until you say otherwise, giving you complete control. Most importantly, sustaining donors have the satisfaction of knowing they are always actively doing their part to keep CSL Seattle thriving.
When you make your Intentional Giving Commitment or Scheduled Contribution you can become one of our Sustaining Donors. Simply select the option to have your payments ongoing until you contact CSL to cancel it. (If you leave the option un-checked, your payments will stop after one year.)
Spiritual Giving as a Form of Prayer
Spiritual Giving is an opportunity to express our gratitude, practice spiritual law, and open our consciousness to receive greater abundance. Those who are serious about their spiritual growth will see every opportunity to give as an opportunity to grow. You will benefit most from spiritual giving when you follow these simple suggestions:
- Seek Inner Guidance for Giving
- Give Regularly
- Give Unconditionally
- Give More Than Just Your Money
- Bless Every Gift
- Feel Good About Giving
Thoughts on Tithing
Tithing connects us to God and our Spiritual Community. It also invites us to bring that same giving spirit and deeper sense of connection to our work and our relationship with money.
A tithe is not viewed as a gift, but rather as a portion of our income left with Source in acknowledgement of the good we have already received and shall continue to receive in the future. Much as a farmer would return a certain percentage of his crop to the soil as seed to guarantee a future harvest, a tithe is a percentage of our abundance given automatically to that place where we feel closest to the Source. Tithing connects us to God and reminds us that It is the true source of our good.
Tithe literally means “a tenth,” but most people start with a smaller percentage – one that they are comfortable with – and work their way up as they enjoy results. Tithing is not for everybody; it is intended for those with a desire to learn to live by faith. For them, tithing is always a life-changing experience.
Spiritual growth is a function of our willingness to make a commitment. Tithing is a tool used successfully by many to learn the power of commitment. Used correctly, tithing is a discipline that helps us develop a giving consciousness and a firm trust in the Source.
Percentage Giving Chart
People often look for guidance on how much to give. While Spiritual Giving is part of your personal relationship with Source, you may find the chart below a useful tool to see how much you would give monthly to meet your desired percentage giving goal based on your annual income.
Other Ways to Give
There are numerous ways to share your gifts with Center for Spiritual Living:
- Volunteer at Center for Spiritual Living!
- Make and In-Kind Donation
- Give Stocks
- Make Center for Spiritual Living part of your Legacy planning.
- Corporate Matching: Many local corporations in Seattle offer matching gifts for registered charities and 501(c)3 organizations. While Center for Spiritual Living as a spiritual community may be excluded, matching donations to our service arm, Create a Better World (CBW), are often allowed.
If you have questions about giving or prefer to contact us directly:
Contact Michael Oliver at 206-527-8801, ext. 5109 or MichaelO@SpiritualLiving.org
Legacy gifts extend your philanthropy beyond your lifetime.
Bequest in your Will or Trust
The Center can be named as a beneficiary in your will or trust in several ways: as a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount, real estate, artwork, specific stocks or securities, etc.
There are many investment vehicles and insurance products that have designated beneficiaries. Most of these products are designed to pay out the accumulated value of the policy or account to the designated beneficiaries. The Center for Spiritual Living, Seattle can be named as a beneficiary on all types of insurance products, such as term or whole life policies, tax deferred or immediate annuities, etc.
Retirement Plans (IRAs, 401Ks, 403Bs, TSAs, etc.)
All retirement plans fall under the category of “qualified plans.” There are some important rules that must be followed pertaining to the distribution of money from these plans. In some cases, it may be advantageous to name a charity, such as our Center, as part or whole beneficiary, in that the charity is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal ID 91-0891433. Please consult with your financial and/or tax advisor and legal counsel regarding tax benefits for charitable giving. We do not give tax advice.