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]
Is It Possible to Raise Money from Overseas?
We hear from missionaries frequently on the need to raise support. A common scenario is that the need is unexpected and the missionary is still on assignment overseas. This prompts the question: Can you raise money from overseas? Here’s what fundraising expert Scott Morton... [read more]