If you are mailing an End-of-Year or Start-of-Year appeal letter, good for you. The turning of the calendar stimulates readers to re-figure their giving plans. Put yourself “top of their mind.”Read More
Most giving partners do not automatically increase their support every couple years. Asking giving partners to upgrade is just as time-consuming as going after new donors.Read More
I have a giving partner who gave faithfully every month, but I have not received a gift in six months.
Do you have a standard letter I could send asking him to re-start?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
End-of-year giving decisions are made from December 10-31 in America. In other countries start-of-year financial plans are under consideration. What better time for your giving partners to keep you “top of mind” than now—at the end of one year and the beginning of another!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