3 Effective Ways to Grow Ministry Income This Summer

3 Effective Ways to Grow Ministry Income This Summer

Nonprofit fundraisers often agree with country artist Alan Jackson, and legendary rockers The Who, The Beach Boys, and Blue Cheer. They all wail: "There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues!" But there’s no cure needed—just a good summertime plan. Grow Your Ministry's Income This Summer Here are three effective ways to grow your ministry income this summer: Allow Time for Everything to Take Twice As Long "I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler About a workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar" Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart wrote Summertime Blues and Cochran first released the song in 1958 when it peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The songwriting duo could have easily wrote these lyrics about fundraising. Summer can take all the fun from fundraising—except for those who plan for persistence. Put simply, without persistence summer fundraising fails. When you plan your summer fundraising schedule, allow for all majo ...Read more »
$30 per month? But I want to give $1,000!

$30 per month? But I want to give $1,000!

Monthly Donors make a big impact for radio stations, but there are other donors who want to make a big impact, too. We’re just not communicating to our donors in a language they understand. Monthly Donors Are Really Different Monthly Donors are remarkably different from the rest of your donors. Monthly Donors often comprise 25% (or more) of the donor file—which means that other donors make up 75% of the file. Advocace’s recent custom donor research leads us to believe that Monthly Donors are typically: More disciplined More analytical More principled More likely to volunteer More likely to consistently read their Bible More likely to unswervingly pray These are all great qualities, but we believe they show up in unusually high concentrations in Monthly Donors. Periodic Donors (current donors who give less often than monthly) don’t speak ‘monthly-ese’. When we ask Periodics to behave like Monthlies, we aren’t speaking their langu ...Read more »
How Can Leadership and Management Coaching Help You Reach Your Vision?

How Can Leadership and Management Coaching Help You Reach Your Vision?

Ministry executives (like you) are so busy! Watch my 1-minute video on how Leadership and Management Coaching can help you, as a ministry executive, bring your team alongside your vision and pursue it whole-heartedly.

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How Can I Get My Board and Staff On the Same Page?

How Can I Get My Board and Staff On the Same Page?

Sometimes you don’t feel like your board and staff are even on the same page, much less the same planet! See how Advocace helped bring the board and staff of one ministry together to achieve their vision.

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