Monthly Archives: March 2011

God is not sleeping – trust His timing.

You’ll face trouble in ministry, and God won’t seem to be available to help. What’s up with that? Does God sleep? Seems so. Christ’s disciples found themselves in a boat, in the middle of a furious storm — and Jesus … Continue reading

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More Than Money – Preach Mission, Mission, Mission with your Donors

When you communicate your vision to a major donor or prospect, you are not merely engaging in a “preaching” exercise, compelling a response on the basis of God’s scriptural commands. You also have another “lever”: your ministry’s track record. What you’ve … Continue reading

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Fundraising Suggestion

Become a student To shift the culture of your ministry organization and inspire everyone to embrace development — so that every staff member, in effect, becomes a “field rep” for the ministry — you must become a student. When a … Continue reading

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Only the rich give, right? Extreme Poverty

Insights from – The Treasure Principle: Discovering the Secret of Joyful Giving by Randy Alcorn The Joy of Giving Despite Adversity: The Macedonian Christians understood the joy of giving: “Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their … Continue reading

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God on Giving – what the Bible says. From Randy Alcorn’s The Treasure Principle

Quotes from The Treasure Principle: Discovering the Secret of Joyful Giving by Randy Alcorn Cheerful Giving a Result of Obedience – “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). This doesn’t mean we should give only when we’re feeling cheerful. … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for a Capital Campaign – Tips to prepare the church or ministry…

Getting Ready for a Capital Campaign 6 Things You Can Do Now In your heart you know you are going to need a capital fund-raising campaign sooner or later. So whether the big decision has already been made, or it’s … Continue reading

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Developing a Generous Culture in the Church

I have been working with organizations for years now, helping them with donor acquisition and cultivation.  I’ve often wondered why the church doesn’t regularly move toward their key stakeholders and providers to disciple them in the areas stewardship and generosity.  … Continue reading

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