Synergy Commons Webinar – Fundraising For Network Leaders

In this 90 minute webinar, Kehinde Ojo and Barbara Shantz, Catalysts with the Lausanne Ministry Fundraising Network, encourage network leaders to take a biblical approach to fundraising. They show how these biblical principles can help networks overcome four common network fundraising challenges. Participants will leave with practical strategies that can improve their funding efforts.

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Growing Givers’ Hearts

Here for the first time is a truly spiritual way of looking at fundraising as an opportunity to nurture current and prospective donors and facilitate their growth in faith. Growing Givers’ Hearts explores how development staff, executives, and board members from across the theological spectrum can make faith-building opportunities for donors their first priority; act on their confidence in God’s abundance; draw from their theological tradition in their approach to fundraising; involve a vital cross-section of staff in planning; and cultivate spiritually mature leadership. With this innovative approach, Growing Givers’ Hearts empowers readers to work in spiritually grounded, deeply creative, […]

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The Generosity Network

The Generosity Network is the essential guide to the art of activating resources of every kind behind any worthy cause. Philanthropist Jeff Walker and fund-raising expert Jennifer McCrea offer a fresh new perspective that can make the toughest challenges of nonprofit management and development less stressful, more rewarding—and even fun. Walker and McCrea show how traditional pre-scripted, money-centered, goal-oriented fund-raising techniques lead to anxiety and failure, while open-spirited, curiosity-driven, person-to-person connections lead to discovery, growth—and often amazing results. Through engrossing personal stories, a wealth of innovative suggestions, and inspiring examples, they show nonprofit leaders how to build a community of engaged partners who share […]

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Art of Fundraising

This is a book on the how of fund raising for religious causes based on the Bible and P.K.D. Lee’s reading on the topic and his experience on fund raising in India. It gives an Indian perspective.

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Funding the Family Business

A book for anyone raising financial support from their own network of contacts to fulfil a call of God into some form of Christian ministry, Funding the Family Business is a mine of information and real life stories based on the author’s many years of experience in support raising. Designed as an easy–to–carry workbook, it is packed with stories, insight and teaching that will inspire, inform and guide you in your ministry journey. It looks at the biblical principles of giving and receiving, the stages of the giving process, considers the pitfalls and barriers to financial support–raising and gives practical […]

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Funding Kingdom Work By Building Financial Capacity in New Sending Contexts

As the locus of missionary-sending countries is transitioning to the Majority World, there is a pressing need to find avenues to fund those called to work in ministry in ways that will raise needed resources while still engaging local support and ownership. Wycliffe’s “Matching Funds Experiment” has produced some intriguing results for the global Church to consider. The experiment had two components. The first encompassed the sending of three consultants from various countries to do partnership development training for colleagues in three other countries. Our hope was to equip people to more effectively raise funds in their own contexts. How […]

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Faith Reliance : Fundraising

I love the little book by Henri Nouwen about spiritual fundraising. In it is found this statement: “We must not let ourselves be tricked into thinking that fund-raising is only a secular activity. As a form of ministry, fund-raising is as spiritual as giving a sermon, entering a time of prayer, visiting the sick, or feeding the hungry.” Luke 8:1-3

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What is Biblical Fundraising

When was the last time you saw a dirt-mover build anything?  Let’s not be dirt movers, simply trying to get a donor/church to ‘buy’ into funding a lot of dirt-moving.  Share the vision and do it often (vision leaks).  Help get them personally involved. Help each person you talk to see how they are building God’s Kingdom – and investing in something that will last forever… Download the document to read the rest of the article

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Planning for year-end fundraising success

For many donors, the end of the year is the time when they show their support for the causes they are passionate about. One practical reason is to take advantage of charitable tax breaks. Another is that the holiday season often triggers thoughts of giving and altruism. Whatever the reason, end of year is your best opportunity to reach out and attract donations. In fact, studies show that 40%-70% of donations come in at year end. Even more remarkable is that up to 22% are raised on the last two days of the year. Unfortunately, many nonprofits aren’t taking advantage of […]

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