Posts tagged Fundraising
Straight Line or Circle?

Guest Blog written by Myles Wilson

I spent a week recently with a mission organization in South Africa whose staff come from backgrounds ranging from economically deprived to comfortable middle class.  They wanted to explore examples in scripture where people were supported in God’s Kingdom work so that they could build funding models consistent with these principles.

One question that came up with was Should we use a straight line or a circle?

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Fundraising in a Bad Economy!

What if you live in a country where the economy is going downhill? Can you still fundraise while your countrymen suffer?

During economic downturns I am tempted to:

  • Freeze in fear and hope things will improve
  • Hide finances from my spouse. “Everything is fine.”
  • Eat chocolate ice cream out of the carton(s) late at night
  • Blame the other political party

Instead, how about taking three action steps?

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    Your secret weapon in fundraising!

    You have a secret weapon in fundraising. It is available 24/7. It doesn’t have an expiration date like a carton of milk. It does wonders in bringing gospel-workers to full funding.

    I’m not talking about prayer—though that is indispensable. (I wish I were better at it.) Nor is it your passion for ministry. And it is not your sparkling personality—though you might underestimate the simple fact that “people like you!” They do!

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