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Easy Ways to Say Thank You By Jane Jeffries

Saying Thank You to Your Donors is a Top Priority I try to write an article once a year for the local arts magazine. Sometimes, they pay for the article, but my real motivation is to score an invite to the swanky Holiday Fling that they host every year for their volunteers and donors. At…

Funding Your Leadership Development

Invite others to invest in your development! As a leader with a Christian nonprofit organization, yours is a unique calling that requires professional development. You need training that is both biblically consistent and practically relevant to leading with excellence in today’s world. That’s exactly why Christian Leadership Alliance is the place for a leaders like…

Christian Generosity and God’s Money By Clark Dickerson

Why Christians Are Not More Generous with God’s Money I met a couple whose children attended a Christian school that was in the middle of a multi-million dollar capital campaign to raise funds for a new campus.  The purpose of our meeting was to discuss their financial involvement in the campaign. Upon entering their 20,000…

Accountability and Generosity By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

Accountability is essential to inspire generosity. To encourage greater generosity to your ministry, I want to encourage you to champion accountability. The connection between accountability and generosity can be traced back to the biblical pattern set by the Apostle Paul in his international orchestration of the Jerusalem collection from A.D. 53-58. In his correspondence, we…

Your Fundraising Future by Amy Sewell

It’s time to prepare for your fundraising future! Have you heard the rumor that digital is an ineffective fundraising channel for the future? I have—several times. The reality that I see every day in this channel tells a very different story. Your website, email, and social networks are essential tools to building donor relationships. Additionally,…

Tips for Good Storytelling By Jane Jeffries

5 Tips for Good Storytelling in Fundraising Good storytelling is what engages, invites, and compels a response from others. Remember when you were young, and everyone eagerly gathered around the campfire to listen to statistics?  Yeah, I don’t either. Because statistics don’t get our attention like a good story, especially in fundraising. Stories are how…

Fundraising Pressure By Randy Bronkema

Don’t Let the Pressure of Fundraising Cripple You! So, you are relatively new to fundraising and now you’re a new Development Director. The Executive Director of the Board says you must raise $150,000 in your first year! That amount will cover the cost of bringing you on and will give the ministry a good return…

Investing Gifts from God By David Smith

Eight Investors of God’s Gifts Found in Scripture We are each given gifts from God. For some of us, our gift is giving generously from our financial resources. Others are given the gift of encouragement. Some receive the ability to lead or show mercy (see Romans 12:6-8). But all people can invest in the lives…

Megatrends Impacting Philanthropy By Robert Yi

Megatrends Impacting Philanthropy: Global Economy Over the next decade global economic, technological, and social trends will impact philanthropy and transform how nonprofits fundraise. As organizations develop their next long-term strategic plan, leaders must keep in mind five megatrends which will have significant implications for fundraising: Global Economy: China and India lead a diversified global economy…

Get Ready for a Revolution of Generosity By Rich Haynie

Join the Revolution! Each of us on the OC Stewardship Ministries Team has chosen to be involved in what we call, “a revolution in generosity”. The US citizen has contributed 2-3% annually to charity overour 200+ years of existence. To improve this, we believe that a movement must take place with our partners; that we…

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