Bio

With more than three decades of experience in donor development, Ron brings a wealth of experience and insight to his clients. As President of Frey Resource Group, Ron consults with nonprofit clients to them become extraordinarily successful in fundraising. He works with nonprofit leaders to achieve growth through marketing and fundraising solutions.

Ron’s early career includes leadership roles at Mission Aviation Fellowship, Food for the Hungry, Mercy Corps and Luis Palau Association. As a strategic and creative thinker, he has consulted and trained hundreds of organizations that share one common theme – the need to raise more money to make a bigger difference in the world. Ron’s innovative Breakthroughs in Fundraising! training program is designed to help ministry leaders become personally successful at fundraising. His clients include missions, youth organizations, camps, humanitarian organizations, schools and health care.

Ron’s has served on the boards of Portland Christian Schools, Northwest Christian Community Foundation and Christian Chamber of Commerce Northwest. Ron and his wife, Suzanne, have three grown children and live in Happy Valley, Oregon.

Posts by Ron Frey:

How To Grow Giver’s Hearts

Posted on: 25 Jul 2019

It was a cold and clear Sunday morning last winter in Portland. We exited our church building having just heard a great sermon which touched on themes of social justice and generosity. On the sidewalk at the foot of the church steps was a Central American woman with four young children, and a sign that said “Hungry – please help.” What a set up! Having just heard the sermon, sung songs and prayed prayers, we were confronted with a real, live, opportunity to immediately respond to a hurting family. What would each one of us actually do? Give her money? […]

You Can Make A Difference

Posted on: 29 Apr 2019

You are the answer to somebody’s prayer

Expanding Your Base

Posted on: 25 Apr 2019

What do you do when you feel like you’ve talked to everyone you know?

The Importance of Attitude

Posted on: 18 Apr 2019

What to do when you feel like giving up?

Biggest Mistakes

Posted on: 12 Apr 2019

The biggest mistake is not asking…

Overcoming Your Fears

Posted on: 28 Mar 2019

When we learn to become fundraisers, we’ve got to overcome our fears

Learn How To Tell Great Stories

Posted on: 04 Mar 2019

If you can learn how to tell great stories, you could be a great fundraiser

What if God never intended you to have a life purpose?

Posted on: 24 Sep 2018

I heard a speaker at church shock the congregation with this statement: “God has not given you a purpose in life!” You could hear a pin drop as we waited for the next line, and he repeated it for emphasis. “You do not have a God-given life purpose!” As he continued his comments about how attempts to discover our own life purpose is an unbiblical concept, I found myself profoundly in disagreement with his statements. But then he made his point: God has a purpose. You have an assignment! My mind immediately opened up to what he was really saying. […]

How to win a giver

Posted on: 10 Oct 2016

In the last blog, I explained that excellent fundraising is about winning donors, not just “getting the money” and I gave an example of a ministry leader who asked me for a big amount with a short deadline for a personal project. It was an “ask” that was out of alignment. Winning new donors is always a challenge. But with the right approach, you can do it and watch your donor base grow.  In over 30 years of ministry fundraising experience, I’ve learned a few basic principles that might be helpful to you. Get properly introduced and endorsed from credible […]

Growing donors – the real bottom line of fundraising

Posted on: 29 Sep 2016

A ministry leader from a developing country recently connected with me through a social media website. His first communication was to ask me for funds for a personal project that would benefit one his family members. While the project was important to him, it seemed as if the only reason he wanted my social media “friendship” was to ask for money, as if he thinks I have a lot of it. And he wanted the gift right now. Now, I try to be sensitive to the Lord’s leading in these matters and I don’t get offended by people asking. But […]