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Why Do You Need to Become a Kingdom Financial Advisor?

Why Do You Need to Become a Kingdom Financial Advisor?

Your major donors may be extremely gifted at building a company and growing income. But the majority of them really struggle with being confident about the effectiveness of their own philanthropic efforts. They’re used to spreadsheets, business plans, reading a prospectus and deciphering a company’s ROI. But they find it very hard to analyze whether their own donations are as productive as they could be. They often tell us that they don’t know whether the donation they made to any particular min ...Read more »
Your Selfishness Is Ruining Your Fundraising Results

Your Selfishness Is Ruining Your Fundraising Results

Oh, it's not what you're doing. It's what you're thinking. You hesitate to call on your major donors to ask them for money. You think, “Why would they want to give me their hard earned wealth? They may not like me if I ask them for a large gift to our ministry.” You're being “self”ish.Who told you that the donor is the giver and you are the receiver? Haven't you read the words of the Lord Jesus himself when he said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive”? When you perceive that you are the ...Read more »
Ready to Give Up On Trying to Meet with Your Donors?

Ready to Give Up On Trying to Meet with Your Donors?

Oh, I know it can be frustrating—even maddening. You call and call. And they won't return your call, brush you off, or just say “no thanks”. Well, trying harder may not help. But, in many cases you can significantly improve your success rate by approaching them with a different type of request. This is my fourth and final installment on how to successfully schedule in-person meetings. You can read the first three here: How to Overcome Major Donors Objections to Meeting, How ...Read more »
Lies Your Donors Tell You That You Want to Believe

Lies Your Donors Tell You That You Want to Believe

This is part 3 in a series of posts about how to handle the stalls, objections and put-offs we regularly hear from donors when trying to set up an in-person meeting. You can read Parts 1 and 2 here: Part 1: How to Overcome Major Donors Objections to Meeting  Part 2: How to Connect with Evasive Major Donors Today, let’s look at a few objections that sound like you’re about to get a big gift…but you likely won’t. Objection #5: I don’t need to meet because I ...Read more »
How to Connect with Evasive Major Donors

How to Connect with Evasive Major Donors

In my last post I listed some of the difficulties we all face when trying to schedule in-person meetings with our existing and potential major donors. (Read the responses to objections #1 & #2 in How to Overcome Major Donors Objections to Meeting.) Last time we discussed approaching the “avoiders,” the “too busy” and the “I already know everything about your ministry” people simply with a request for some of their input. Objection #3: I can give you a ...Read more »
3 Reasons Donors Will Want to Meet with You

3 Reasons Donors Will Want to Meet with You

I gave you one proven method to use when asking a donor for a meeting in my blog on September 23: Why You Should Stop Thanking Your Donors. Here are three more approaches that will work much better for you and your mission than just saying “Thank you”: 1. Sharing Private, VIP Information. Everyone loves being a VIP. Demonstrate that you value and trust them with important future planning for the mission. Thank you for taking my call, Mr. Jones. This is Robert at the Rescue Mission. ...Read more »
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