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Want to Know Why Your Station Needs a Coach Like Delano?

Want to Know Why Your Station Needs a Coach Like Delano?

I know I need to exercise. I even know the exercises to do. The truth: I don’t do them. That’s why I hired Delano. Delano helps me actually do what I know to do. He builds a plan for me. He motivates clients like me to work the plan. He knows what to do when things don’t work as they should and makes the necessary adjustments. He helps me because I won’t do what I know to do. That’s the value of a coach. If Olympians hire coaches to keep them doing what they already know to do, it’s ok that I need a coach, too. Making It All Work Out Whether radio stations, non-profits, churches or guys like me who want to get a little more fit, we need help doing what we know we should do. Substitute your ministry for the word ‘churches’ in this quote: “Churches that conduct their own campaigns tend to produce results at about 50 percent of the professionally led campaigns.” Gary L. McIntosh, What Every Pastor Should Know: 101 Indispensable Rules of Thu ...Read more »
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 »
Three Steps for a Partnership Plan

Three Steps for a Partnership Plan

For months, the couple looked forward to their first trip to New York City. They wanted to see two Broadway shows, a Yankees game, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. While they prepared for their visit, the couple discovered other destinations they desired to visit: The Met, The Cloisters and other museums. With their limited amount of time the couple had to take a few moments each morning to plan their daily activities. They wanted to save time (and money) by visiting places that were close together. When the couple returned from their trip, they had stories and experiences that they told throughout their life. The couple planned to have stories for a lifetime—and they succeeded. Stories of God’s Provision Success with major gifts begins with a simple three-step written plan. 1. Desired Outcome. Simply fill in the blank saying what you desire for the end of your campaign: “God has provided enough so we may ___________________.” 2. Financial Goals. Determine ...Read more »
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