Monthly Archives: December 2011

Stories of Impact

Use testimonies! The vast majority of ministries have no apparatus at all for collecting success stories — or “testimonies” — because they do not understand the crucial importance of sharing them with donors. Some ministry marketers, in fact, actually resist … Continue reading

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Courageous Resolution for Women

Here is a link to the original Resolution for Men… https://servantnetwork.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/courageous-resolution/ Priscilla Shirer wrote the book The Resolution for Women in partnership with Sherwood Pictures’ film COURAGEOUS.  The book contains 13 resolutions, and they are as follows: 1. I DO … Continue reading

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Wealth should serve humanity, not vice versa.

Your reflections?

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Growing, the God Way.

This week, I will see God’s pruning for what it really is. God could let you coast, but you wouldn’t grow as strong as you might — and your ministry wouldn’t be what it could. Try to grow a lime … Continue reading

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7 FAQs about Year End Giving

1. If I make a contribution in early January 2012, can I claim it on my 2011 taxes? No. Charitable contributions must be claimed in the year in which they are delivered. Example: Mary writes a check to her church … Continue reading

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Communicating Outcomes

Reporting results It’s not enough to keep records; you’ve got to share the records, report the results. Donors who are giving strategically, in a fashion that is obedient to God — donors trying to be wise stewards — want timely … Continue reading

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Donor Communication Tips

So what can a nonprofit do to get needed resources from donors? Here’s what the research suggests. Promote your results. Donors want to know how nonprofits are evaluating their progress, and they like seeing the information presented it a consistent … Continue reading

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