Okay, You Need a New Website. What Will It Cost?
There’s a business adage that says you have to spend money to make money. In ministry, we’re not looking to make money, but we do need to raise money to... [read more]
Fundraising and my Website – What’s the Significance?
How can missionaries improve their fundraising efforts? Make sure your website is doing its job. The Internet brought HUGE advancements for the missionary/supporter communication. [read more]
The Numbers Are in. There’s Money for Ministry.
Early in my walk with Jesus I heard a pastor mention this text to show that God has plenty of resources at his disposal for kingdom work. “To meet a need,” the pastor said, “all God has to do is sell one of his cattle.” [read more]
Excuses to Eliminate Today!
From my baseball days I remember the team sometimes giving excuses for mediocre play. And…sometimes I did too! Our excuses started with words like: “Gee Coach…the sun was in my eyes!” “Gee Coach…the infield dirt has stones. The ball takes bad bounces.” “Gee Coach, the umpire is blind!” When it comes to fundraising... [read more]
The Emotions of Fundraising
I was in Michigan coaching a gifted missionary couple, and it wasn’t going well. During a long and frustrating discussion on fundraising at their kitchen table, the husband blurted out... [read more]
End-of-Year Fundraising: Twelve Benchmarks for Great Cash Appeal Letters
The end of 2013 is upon us, and you’re likely thinking about end-of-year donations. Here are tips on how to maximize responses to those end-of-year appeal letters. You needn’t be a Pulitzer Prize... [read more]