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Major Gifts

Want to know where your major donors may be hiding?

Want to know where your major donors may be hiding?

Some of your donors who could give more to help you grow your ministry’s impact may be pulling a “King Saul”. Remember the story? After Samuel had anointed Saul King of Israel, he couldn’t be found when it came time for his public coronation (1 Samuel 9:9-10:22). The Lord revealed his whereabouts saying, “He has hidden himself among the baggage!” Pretty funny, especially when you consider the writer’s later comment, “As he [Saul] stood among th ...Read more »
How to Prepare for Possible Cuts in Your School's Government Funding

How to Prepare for Possible Cuts in Your School's Government Funding

During Summer 2016 a California legislator dropped a bomb on the Christian college community across the country. In the bill, the legislator proposed several measures that would cut state education grant money to students who attend colleges with discriminatory practices or beliefs. The measure was directly aimed at those colleges whose views on human sexuality are contrary to those of state leaders. After a public outcry, the bill was withdrawn, but the legislator warned that further legislat ...Read more »
How to Improve Your Christian Station's Bottom Line

How to Improve Your Christian Station's Bottom Line

Eric, a friend of mine, was driving home one evening listening to a fundraiser on his favorite listener-supported Christian radio station. He picked up his cell phone and made a pledge to the station. Because he mentioned he worked with me on a church mission trip, I was notified of his gift. When I called to thank Eric, he said he had been listening for years and “felt now was the time to give.” Download Abundant Harvest: Growing Your Major Gifts Program>> God Prompts Givi ...Read more »
Part 3: How Do I Draw the Right Conclusions from My Ministry's Research?

Part 3: How Do I Draw the Right Conclusions from My Ministry's Research?

In Numbers 13, ten of the spies focused on the ferocious people in the land of Canaan. But Joshua and Caleb focused on who God was and what he could do in spite of all of those challenges. They drew the right conclusions and didn’t let fear hold them back. You can watch the first two videos here: Part 1: Why Bother with Research in Christian Ministries? and Part 2: How Can the Right Research Questions Expand My Christian Ministry? Now, watch Part 3 for more on drawing the right conclusi ...Read more »
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Dr. Paul Virts
Dr. Paul Virts
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