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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 After a public outcry, the bill was withdrawn, but the legislator warned that further legislat ...Read more »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 »
4 Steps to Team Accountability that Will Impact Your Bottom Line

4 Steps to Team Accountability that Will Impact Your Bottom Line

In recent interviews about donor development, presidents of leading Christian ministries either used or alluded to one key concept: Accountability. They specifically felt concern with the perceived lack of accountability in many organizations’ major donor development programs. If we find factual truth to the presidents’ perceptions, it points to the lack of understanding that accountability is a fundamental concept through the Scriptures. We see examples in Scripture—from God ...Read more »
Part 2: How Can the Right Research Questions Expand My Christian Ministry?

Part 2: How Can the Right Research Questions Expand My Christian Ministry?

If you ask the wrong questions, then the answers aren’t helping you move in the right direction. Those answers to wrong questions may not be leading you to serve your donors and those you minister to any better than before.

Watch my two-minute video for more insight on how asking the right questions will help expand your ministry.

(If you missed “Part 1: Why bother with research in Christian ministries?”, you can watch it here.)

Part 1: Why Bother with Research in Christian Ministries?

Part 1: Why Bother with Research in Christian Ministries?

Knowing how to better understand and work alongside your donors and those you serve is very important to your organization. Watch my three-minute video below to hear why I believe research is a great way to gather the knowledge your ministry needs to understand and serve better.

Then, visit our Donor Intelligence page for more information on how knowing your donors' better can help grow your ministry and build deep relationships.

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Dr. Paul Virts
Dr. Paul Virts
Senior Consultant

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