Is Fundraising Part Of Your Ministry’s Culture?

Is fundraising part of your ministry’s culture? No? Perhaps this is the scenario: A new fundraiser has just started at a ministry and someone walks up to them and says, “Wow; am I glad YOU’RE here! We need you!” The new person smiles politely but can’t wait to step aside to roll their eyes because everyone is in for a sad surprise. Worse: A well-meaning fundraiser smiles and pretends that they ARE the answer to the ministry’s problem. Then they try to be what is expected – a magician – as they go through their list of contacts, get a […]

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Counterintuitive Advice For Ministry Fundraisers During The Covid-19 Crisis

As none of us have lived through a pandemic, these are hard times. What do we do? Thankfully, we locate advice in church history from leading Christians who endured plagues, but their counsel seems counterintuitive. I’ve made a long list of points I am sharing with ministry fundraisers around the world next month in a webinar. Here are three in this post. Pray and Avoid People – Normally we say there’s nothing more important than face-to-face meetings in rallying partnership in God’s work. Right? Not now. During the plague in 1527, Martin Luther said to pray and avoid people. “Very […]

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