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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 »
Six Parts of a Solicitation Call

Six Parts of a Solicitation Call

At some point your solicitation calls are supposed to lead you to the “ask”. Many stop short of this part because they forget, because it wasn’t planned ahead of time, or because they are afraid. Whatever the reason when the “ask” isn’t purposed into your visits, you are going to miss out on opportunities, relationships that last, and investments into your organization. So, how can you help your team master this step? Here are the six parts of a solicitation ...Read more »
A New Focus

A New Focus

A few days ago I pulled off the expressway to find a man holding a sign “Need food, will you help?” I responded in a way that I fear most of us do, I judged him. Without considering him, my first thoughts were, “This is a scam. He will use the money to buy drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol.” My second thoughts were even more shameful, “If I give him my $10 what will I do for lunch today”? Yuck. And then I was reminded, Christ did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. Christ came to mee ...Read more »
Inspiring a Culture of Giving

Inspiring a Culture of Giving

How do we create a culture of giving back? How do we do it? How do we not only keep our doors open but actually reach the community like we were designed to? The effort of ministry requires money, lots of money, so How do we raise those funds? How do we get prospects to take the next step and become our donors and partners? I have a fear growing inside of me as the recession clings to our economy and more uncertainties creep into our every day. My fear is that humanity is the strongest voice we ...Read more »
“No” Might Just Be What You Need to Grow

“No” Might Just Be What You Need to Grow

How do you feel about hearing the word “no”? Most of us hate it. But what I have found through the years is that even though we hate it, “no” can be one of the best words for growth in our ministries. Think about this, hearing “no” from someone only means that nothing has changed. And, when we are not afraid to hear the word “no”, we are willing to ask. And, when we ask, although we still hear “no”, sometimes, we hear also hear “yes”. And, one unexpected “yes”, can change everything. Let me chal ...Read more »
Coach Wooden’s Strategy to Find Happiness

Coach Wooden’s Strategy to Find Happiness

I came across this the other day and was so impressed with Coach Wooden’s strategy for happiness that I just had to share it with you. My prayer is that making and keeping these nine promises will help you on your journey to success. Nine Promises to Make and Keep 1. Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible. 2. Promise yourself to make all your friends know there is something in them that is special and that you value. 3. Promise to think only o ...Read more »
6 Ways to Changing Your Ministry's Existing Culture

6 Ways to Changing Your Ministry's Existing Culture

1980: A manager is needed to keep things consistent or the same. 1990: Individual Leaders are needed because everything is changing. 2000: Team leaders are needed because leadership is multi-faceted The saying goes, “the only thing that stays the same is that everything changes.” And it is so true! Our role as leaders and managers has consistently morphed to meet the changing culture that we live in. It is an undeniable that for you to succeed, you must be willing to change. And, ...Read more »
More Ways to Reach Out

More Ways to Reach Out

There is more to major donor stewardship than sending thank you notes and gift receipts after donors make a gift. Thinking in new ways will lead us to reach out and make contact with donors in as many ways, and as many times, as we can. Here are a few ways to cultivate major gift prospects beyond the basics. Establish a Thank You Program Get your Chairperson of the Board, and your Executive Director involved! Here is one example of a thank you program: A gift of $5,000+: your Chairperson of th ...Read more »
Be Prepared on the Right Side of the Campaign

Be Prepared on the Right Side of the Campaign

With a little thought and preparedness on this side of a campaign, organizations can be ready for success. With only partial preparedness, things will be harder than they need to be and results can be crippling. I do not believe I am overstating the importance that feasibility studies need to be used for both their external revelations and their internal insight. External data will give your organization important information about the readiness of the community toward your campaign and it sho ...Read more »
Prepare Your Board to Be Fundraisers

Prepare Your Board to Be Fundraisers

If I told you that you may be missing out on an opportunity to raise funds, you would listen right? The truth is, if you have not prepared and equipped your board to be a part of the fund raising process, you are missing a significant opportunity to raise funds! Think about your current board. Is it filled with people that believe in your ministry, people vested in your organization and men and women that have committed to the purpose and the vision of what you are trying to accomplish? If you s ...Read more »
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