It happened again yesterday. I was having supper with a field missionary (J) who was lamenting his poor funding.Read More
Have you heard of William Thompson, AKA Lord Kelvin? He was a brilliant thermodynamics scientist who in 1848 discovered the temperature at which molecules get so cold that they refuse to move.Read More
Disharmony kills fundraising. When there is a disturbance in your emotional force, it is difficult to think of anything else except your wounding. Your emotions are frayed—you can’t stop thinking about what he or she did.Read More
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?