Monthly Archives: May 2011

Telling Donors “The Story of the One” (SOTO)

It is an absolute MUST that your donor communications share an inspirational first-hand story that embodies the core values and mission objectives of your organization. Any ministry in the world can say, “Here’s what we’re doing; please support it. And … Continue reading

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The Money Trap

1 Timothy 6: 7-10 “…We brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation … Continue reading

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Facing Donor Ministry Challenges in a Challenging Economy – encouraging direction from our BBS president Dale Berkey

Facing Donor Ministry Challenges in a Challenging Economy – encouraging direction from our BBS president Dale Berkey We know these are challenging times. The economy is difficult, and the financial pressure that many of our donors face (or perceive) is … Continue reading

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Strengthening Your Development Effort and Office

If you want to keep donor revenue flowing in a challenging economy and competitive environment, you need to continue to grow. I find great resources at The Foundation Center, such as the one below. Check them out at http://foundationcenter.org/ or … Continue reading

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Mission Passion is Good – but, have a Plan too… [Major Gifts Tip]

High-capacity donors have a God-given longing to give, but they also have questions that need to be answered before they can be comfortable giving. In dealing with major donors and potential major donors, we need to recognize that they are … Continue reading

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GIVING DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES

 In times of recession, churches remain the number one recipient of all household dollars given to charity.  In the 12 recessions since 1967, giving to religious organizations fell on average only 0.01% when adjusted for inflation.  In … Continue reading

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Gifts of Thanksgiving (NIV Bible Scripture for Meditation)

GIFTS OF THANKS Gen. 8:19-21 All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on the earth—came out of the ark, one kind after another. Then Noah built an altar to … Continue reading

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