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We Need To Prepare In Many Ways

Posted on: 01 Mar 2021

Cultural Reflections on Financial Dependency in Fundraising

Posted on: 06 Nov 2020

Global Leaders Think About The Term “Fundraising”

Posted on: 06 Jul 2020

Ten Key Principles for Fundraising

Posted on: 01 Oct 2017

Fundraising is not about raising money.  It’s about meeting needs and bringing about change. People give to people, not to organizations or even causes.  Fundraising is a people business.  Personal requests work best.  Fund development is people development. Friend-making comes before fundraising. Open their hearts. Then open their minds. Then open their cheque books. Communicate need, to bring the problem to the donor. Set clear targets. Communicate your goals to your donors. Communicate action and success to encourage full involvement. Know how much to ask each prospect for, and when. The most important two words are thank you.  Acknowledge every donation with a friendly, […]

Raising Support in Honor-Shame Cultures : 5 Tips

Posted on: 04 Jul 2017

See the original article here As the global Church expands, there is a growing need for money to fund ministry. The Church in Asia, Africa, and Latin America has a vision for global missions, and this vision requires financial resources. Traditional fund-raising models are often rooted in a white, Western cultural context, so might not suitably fund ministries in the rest of the World. These 5 tips could help with fund-raising in honor-shame cultures. These are just some ideas, not gaurantees. 1. Address “beggar’s shame” Even in the West where missionaries are generally esteemed, asking for support can sometimes feel like […]