Fundraising Course Materials

These are PowerPoints and participant handouts developed for a course led by PKD Lee. Click on a link to download the file. Handouts Stewardship Accountability Fundraising Strategies in Fund Raising

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Generosity – It’s Not About Money But Attitude

In today’s individualistic world the concept of generosity as an essential part of our response to Jesus has been lost. Salvation is considered an individual undertaking having no bearing on the way we relate to the people around us. Even evangelism and social action are often a legalistic response to the Great Commission and the parable of the sheep and goats (Matt 25:31ff) rather than an outflow of a deep generous urge within us. However, this is not what the Bible teaches. Download the book to read more.

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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 & Finances

This course offers relevant content for all students regardless of their stage of life. It serves all educational levels: certificate (weekend retreat), undergraduate (two-day seminar), graduate (two-weekend course), and doctoral (one-week intensive). Because God’s Word has much to say about money, the Scriptures provide the primary content. Also, as God owns everything, the concept of stewardship frames the discussions and the assignments.The course contains twelve modules in four units. God’s Word on Financial Management The Three Primary Uses of Money Financial Skills of Faithful Stewards Best Practices for Marriage, Family, and Ministry The course and the videos are free to […]

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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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Fundraising

What is Fundraising It’s about heart transformation of believers into the image of Christ Helping people be wise stewards as a natural outgrowth of a life devoted to Christ. Stewardship and sanctification go together Download the powerpoint to read more

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Fundraising Ethical Guidelines

In gratitude for the remission of sin and the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, the development professionals of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) seek to build God’s Kingdom through the causes they serve. Through their dedication they seek to inspire others. They are committed to the improvement of their professional knowledge and skills. They recognize their stewardship responsibility to ensure that needed resources are vigorously and ethically sought and that the intent of the donor is honestly fulfilled. They practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness, and adherence to the obligation to safeguard the trust that […]

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Fundraising Beliefs

Why do people give to congregations? How you answer this question makes a difference to your fundraising efforts. Luckily, while stewardship theologies vary, there is little mystery or doubt about the motivations behind generous giving. Successful fundraisers, religious and secular, share certain practical beliefs… Download the document to read the rest of the article

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Basics of Fundraising and Donor Relations

Donor relations is all about building a relationship, creating a romance.  People give from their hearts.  When they fall in love with your organization and your mission, they will give.  Donors are your friends.  Care about them and invest in them as you would your friends.  Get to know all about them, and their families.  Treat them with kindness, respect, and honour.  Cultivating a relationship with a donor is a romance – and romantic relationships begin with low-key contact (go out for coffee) and then move toward more serious contact (dinner and subsequent dates).  Donor relations are a lot like […]

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