Meaningful Gifts Create a Tradition of Thankfulness
Being a husband and a parent has made me realize you only get one shot to make life as special as you can. Days pass into years so quickly, you ...
Sprinting towards MPD success
There is success when staff engage in Ministry Partnership Development as a spiritual exercise, where God empowers them to take risks and recognize His divine orchestration for the sake of ...
Rethinking short-term mission fundraising
Over the past 20 years, the US has seen a surge in short-term missions. With all of these Christians flooding into ministry opportunities, you’d think that long-term ministry commitments would ...
I’d rather be support raising…yea right!
I’ve lived off support for almost 20 years. Within that time my family went off staff and then came back on five years later with an almost entirely new support ...
Purposeful supporter gifts: Why it’s a good investment
For the last decade, my wife and I have made it a priority to send our supporters a Christmas gift. We give them the same gift every year, on purpose ...
Why introverts can raise and maintain support as easily as extroverts
When I first considered raising support, I was tempted to believe I would be unable to do so. I compared myself with Steve Shadrach and I knew I was nothing ...
How not to let social media blunders sink your support raising ship
Face-to-face asks, full of vision and passion, will almost always float your support boat in a way that’s far more effective than any social media shortcut.
Success is a Planned Event: 5 Crucial Steps in Preparation to be Fully Funded
Cutting corners on preparation not only leaves us less equipped, but less developed into the person God would have us become. Don’t deceive yourself, He will bless your efforts.
Webinar: Leading your team and ministry to full funding
I had a blindspot—two actually. I assumed: My staff could fully fund themselves without my participation and I wouldn’t need funding beyond my personal ministry budget. But I was not ...
Fundraising and Leadership: A Marriage Made in Heaven?
When capable men and women step into ministry leadership they get a surprise—fundraising! Maybe they saw the fundraising line item on the job description, but it’s usually glossed over ...