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[VIDEO] How Do I Create a Strong Board?

[VIDEO] How Do I Create a Strong Board?

My business is helping Christian nonprofits become the best they can be. Over the years of helping Christian nonprofits become the best they can be, I have repeatedly found two types of boards—those that are a great asset to the organization and those that are a great drain. Let me share with you, in my three minute video below, how your board can be strong and help your ministry thrive!Read more »
How to Capture Your Donor's Attention in Under 20 Seconds

How to Capture Your Donor's Attention in Under 20 Seconds

A German professor of direct marketing named Siegfried Vogele asserts that a direct mail letter works most effectively when it successfully involves the reader in a silent dialogue with the signer.  Vogele says the faster you give your reader the opportunity to respond, the more likely they will.  That puts an enormous burden on the first twenty seconds of the letter’s exposure.  Read more »
Tell Your Donors How Their Gift Is Being Used

Tell Your Donors How Their Gift Is Being Used

Wouldn't it be great to communicate to our donors the achievements that their monies are directly supporting? Each year my wife and I give faithfully to our local church. We also give to a few other Christian non-profit organizations that are important to us. I am amazed that we typically receive no information about how those organizations are using our money to further the kingdom of Christ. And I would love to hear how my gift is being used! I have seen some non-profits produce an annual ...Read more »
How to Effectively Leverage the Power of Your Events

How to Effectively Leverage the Power of Your Events

Bringing donors, potential donors, and important people in your organization together should never be a disappointing experience.  And, there are many different types of events you can host to accomplish this goal; large banquets, intimate gatherings at someone’s home, golf outings, even week-long travel experiences with a group.  All of these experiences can be full of meaningful moments to engage people in your mission because anyone who has agreed upon coming to one of your ...Read more »
How to Keep Your Valuable Donors Long-Term

How to Keep Your Valuable Donors Long-Term

How often are you updating your donors on the progress of your ministry? Statistics tell us the main reason donors stop giving to a ministry is that they have no idea how their funds are used. This means putting together a communication plan that schedules donor asks AND schedules ministry updates, is very important. The added benefit of updating your donors is that it not only keeps them excited about what you are accomplishing; it also holds the ministry accountable to tracking progress made ...Read more »
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