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Stewardship of God-given Resources

Faithful stewardship…                            In 1 Timothy 6, Paul addresses people who want to be wealthy. A few verses later, he talks about those who already are. Paul’s consistent … Continue reading

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Fund Raising and Program must work together…

Development and ministry go hand in hand. You may have heard this kind of phraseology in the offices of some Christian organizations: “I have people who handle fundraising for me.” “They do our development; I just do ministry.” “We try … Continue reading

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Different Roles, Same Mission [1 Cor 12: 12-27]

Leveraging Ministry It’s important for the spiritual leader of the ministry to take time to motivate and support the development team, to encourage them in their ministry of development, to share how crucial their efforts are in fulfilling the mission. … Continue reading

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Mix it Up – Appeal to Heads and Hearts

In the mix The mix of head-givers and heart-givers suggests that a ministry should balance donor communications between strong, passionate requests for help and content-rich “information dissemination” devices such as newsletters.The reality is that donors tend to give only when … Continue reading

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You Can’t Take It With You…

Counting Forever In the inaugural issue of the newsletter A Higher Purpose, published by the Great Commission Foundation, Campus Crusade for Christ president Steve Douglass says, “Frankly one thing that doesn’t count forever is wealth that is left over at … Continue reading

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Donor Development Technology

Let technology work for you In some ministries we find a certain resistance to new technologies. “That’s not what we’re about,” some say. But a reasonably powerful computer system and basic “donor management software” are as important to today’s ministry … Continue reading

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Development Categories – Systems and Streams to Consider When Fundraising for a Non Profit

By Gary J Coiro When you think of raising funds for your non profit organization, do you think in categories. I suggest you think in terms of systems and revenue streams – and use these categories to develop goals and … Continue reading

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