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Board Engagement

CMB Webinar: Growing Your Station’s Income

How are Christian radio’s leading stations really growing income today? Advocace’s Paul Martin and David Hollenbaugh will present Growing Your Radio Station’s Income to Fulfill Your Vision Webinar during CMB’s monthly webinar on Thursday, August 14. During the webinar hear insight for CMB 2014 members from Advocace’s Listener Supported Radio Development Outlook, as well as specific ready-to-implement initiatives.    ...Read more »

Stopped at a red light with Major Donors?

A man in a blue Honda Civic stops at a red light. His gaze focuses forward as he tries to avert his eyes from the woman standing on the corner just a few feet away. While driving up to the light, he sees that the woman holds a sign. It says, “Please, help me feed my children.” Now, through his tinted sunglasses he glances out of the side of his eye and sees this desperate, exhausted, hopeless woman staring back at him. What will he do? He has two options—continue to ignore the woman or t ...Read more »

Is your board onboard with fundraising?

Many rescue mission leaders find it difficult to get their board to take action in fundraising. Advocace’s Rescue Mission Development Outlook Study discovered ways that rescue missions and other ministries are getting their boards involved in key aspects of the ministry—like fundraising. This free, 30-minute webinar will also discuss how to develop a major donor program and how to effectively fundraise, even without a development director. Raising Board Fundraising Standards Advocace’s V ...Read more »

Webinar: Five Keys to Fundraising Success and Your Ministry’s Long-Term Growth (Video)

If your ministry had its annual check-up what would the diagnosis be? From our decades of experience as nonprofit fundraising and development professionals we have identified five key elements--your ministry's vital signs--that characterize ministries with a track record of long-term success: beliefs, knowledge base, community, systems and leadership. In Five Keys to Fundraising Success and Your Ministry's Long-term Growth, Advocace professionals share insights from our work at non-profit organizations fr ...Read more »

Webinar: Five Keys to Fundraising Success and Your Ministry’s Long-Term Growth (Video)

If your ministry had its annual check-up what would the diagnosis be? From our decades of experience as nonprofit fundraising and development professionals we have identified five key elements--your ministry's vital signs--that characterize ministries with a track record of long-term success: beliefs, knowledge base, community, systems and leadership. In Five Keys to Fundraising Success and Your Ministry's Long-term Growth, Advocace professionals share insights from our work at non-profit organizations fr ...Read more »

Webinar: Turning Your Board Leadership Into Champions of Your Ministry (Video)

 Board leadership is vital in building a community around your cause which connects all your constituents: those who receive your services; those who do the work of your ministry; and those who provide the support for the continued flow of resources to your ministry. Those who serve on your ministry board cannot be detached form the work and people of your organization. Most importantly, board members must buy into the vision and personally and actively work for the ministry cause as volunteers, as su ...Read more »

Webinar: Defining Your Ministry’s Why: Where All Fundraising Begins (Video)

The foundation for any Christian organization is the cause to which it is dedicated--the very purpose for its existence, its “why.” Your “why” is the reason people connect with your ministry and support your work. Donors support ministries, not based on the work they do, but why they do the work. Donors support particular ministries because the staff of the ministry and the work they do reflect shared biblical and deeply-held personal values. It is imperative that everyone connected with your ministry under ...Read more »

Advocace hosts "Raising Funds in 2013? Challenges and Opportunities" (video)

When it comes to your ministry, growth is not an option. It is a mandate. You have been called to be good and faithful stewards of the ministry God has set before you. To accomplish that work you need resources; in fact, a stream of continuous revenue. The challenge is particularly daunting in tough economic conditions. In fact, there are a number of factors at work which demonstrate that 2013 is a tough year for fundraising. You may even think these forces all conspire to make fundraising absolutely impo ...Read more »