Come to the table

This holiday season we invite YOU to join us in this parent community where everyone has something to give.

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Has Connected Families blessed or inspired your family?

Connected Families has become more than a library of programs and resources for parents. We are a community

The majority of Connected Families’ financial support comes from people who have benefitted from the ministry. So if you’ve benefitted, it’s because someone like you in our parent community contributed.

Would you consider helping Connected Families to continue growing this grace-filled community this year?

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We are a parent community

We’ve heard from countless people that the Connected Families parent community has helped them feel less alone in their parenting journey.

Parents are joining us at the table, contributing their own ideas, stories, testimonies, encouragement, and finances. We’re doing this together.


The Connected Families community is showing up to the table!

Check back here throughout December to see the progress and celebrate with us.

You’re at the table, too.

If you are reading this, you’re at the table. You are likely contributing in one or more ways and are even connecting with others in this growing community.

Families continue to be impacted because of thousands of people around the world just like you, who have decided to pull up a seat at the table.

As part of the Connected Families Community, consider:

  • Sharing our resources within your sphere of influence. Most people say they’ve learned about Connected Families through a friend!
  • Are you already a donor? Please consider meeting or exceeding your previous annual or year-end donation.
  • Are you not yet a donor? Join us during our year-end fundraising campaign!

Thank you for partnering with us to help parents lead their families with grace and truth. If you have any questions about our finances, our fundraising philosophy, or our vision for expansion, please ask.


What parents are saying

I was so relieved to find a parenting resource that resonated deeply within me as the way I wanted to raise my children. It is beautifully based in the gospel. Connected Families has impacted the culture of our family.




I have self-reflected and changed my parenting ways with the help of Connected Families. Life at home is different in the most phenomenal way. My family’s relationships are the best they’ve ever been and I am so humbled by that.

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The Vaughn Family

I understand better that my toddler can’t always communicate or understand why she is feeling the way she is. Now, rather than scolding her for her outbursts, I empathize with her and we talk through the issues.

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The Forrester Family

How your generosity builds up the parent community

  • $25 – Covers the annual cost of your own weekly inspiration and equipping.
  • $50 – Covers the annual cost of your own weekly inspiration, and pays it forward to another parent
  • $119 – Provides an online course to a family in need
  • $400 – Provides coaching to an international ministry worker, or covers the cost for a mom’s group virtual workshop.

Alternative Donation Methods

You may use our donation link, or you may use any of the methods below to donate.

Give through ACH

Completing an ACH form simplifies our administrative efforts and frees us to spend more time in hands-on ministry. Please fill out this form and return it with a voided check. Thank you!

Give through Paypal

Go to our PayPal Charity account, and follow the instructions.

Give by check

Make checks payable to Connected Families and mail to:
10800 Old County Rd 15, Suite 100
Plymouth, MN 55441

Give by stock transfer

Account Name: Cross Generation dba Connected Families
Account #: 488683258
DTC#: 0188
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AmazonSmile – You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Cross-Generation dba Connected Families. Sign me up!

Give the gift of your story

Sharing stories about how Connected Families has challenged or encouraged you are such a blessing to us and to the Connected Families parent community. Please take a minute and share your story with us.

Check into your company match program

Many companies will match your contributions dollar for dollar. Check with your HR representative today!

Thrivent Choice Dollars

Many companies will match your contributions dollar for dollar. Check with your HR representative today! Are you a Thrivent member? Do you have Choice Dollars available? Help more moms and dads parent with confidence by directing your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Connected Families!

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Our Financial Integrity & Commitment to You

Since our beginning in 2002, Connected Families has maintained the highest level of financial integrity. We stand accountable before you and God to use your resources wisely and efficiently. We are committed to financial disclosure and trustworthy stewardship. As such, here are our guiding financial principles:

  • We pledge to use money well – with accountability to God as our greatest desire. We will spend overhead money as wisely as we can – fully accountable to our Board of Directors. Our primary guiding principle is to be good stewards of the funds and the quality employees that God has provided.
  • All our finances are audited annually by the independent CPA firm Ellingson & Ellingson. Recommendations are followed and the report and form 990 filing record are available for review. To request copies, fill out our contact us form
  • If the goal of a given fundraising campaign is met, we will gratefully apply additional gifts to other equally important aspects of Connected Families’ ongoing ministry to families.
  • For many of our services, we invite people to make suggested donations. We let them know what the service costs, and if they are able to pay for the service we invite them to contribute that amount or more. But we do not withhold services when people are unable to pay and we will serve for whatever people can offer.
  • Connected Families compensates all staff within the guidelines provided by the Minnesota Council of Non-Profits. 
  • Jim & Lynne Jackson take no royalties from their books, audios, or videos. These proceeds, and all suggested speaking and coaching fees are paid directly to Connected Families.
  • Connected Families is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all contributions are tax-deductible.

In every detail, our standard is absolute financial integrity. Our most recent financial report is available upon request. To receive a copy, or to ask us any questions about our financial principles or practices, please fill out this contact form.