When January 1 rolls around, I sometimes find myself demotivated in funding. I moan, “My budget has increased. How will I ever find enough money for the next 12 months?” I call it the January Funding Blues.Read More
Sadly, many missionary newsletters today are filled with descriptions of activities, conferences attended or projects worked on—okay, but can you also answer the two questions?Read More
I was on the phone last week with a 10-year successful student minister. But he was frustrated with donor ministry. He voiced a dilemma we’ve all experienced—listen in:Read More
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?Read More
Donors just told me they are stopping support. What do I do now?Read More
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?
I skyped this morning with a Missions Director who had a problem that is common to all ministries—it went like this....Read More
Today I received a question from a missionary originally from Venezuela ministering in Mexico. He asks a practical question. How would you answer him? Here is what I said:
Q: Can you explain please how do you use the Top 25 Worksheet for potential giving candidates. Step by step please!Read More
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!Read More