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Are You Engaged in Faith-based Fundraising? By Wes Willmer

Faith-based and Ministry-focused Fundraising for Nonprofits   In Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry  (Jossey-Bass), authors Tom Jeavons and Rebekah Basinger compare and contrast how a faith-based, ministry-focused model of raising resources is very different from a secular approach focused strictly on the bottom line. They concluded that it all boils down to values,…

Text Message Fundraising By Amy Sewell

Text messages for fundraising – what every nonprofit needs to know! Text messaging is the one method of communication out there that stands alone with a 95% open rate. As mailboxes, inboxes, and social feeds get more complex and crowded this platform brings new hope. Their unique ability to get a message right in front…

Pray for People by Dr. Gary G. Hoag

You Unlock Kingdom Outcomes When You Pray for People At the inception of Christian mission, we find a very important insight from Jesus that relates to apostolic ministry in modern times and people. By apostolic, I simply mean work that seeks to take the gospel of Jesus Christ into new territory. He told them, “The…

4th Quarter Readiness By Mark Mangin and Adam Petraglia

Are you Ready for 4th Quarter? It can be hard to think about  being ready for 4th quarter when it feels like warm weather has just arrived. But planning ahead now can put you into a much better situation when you are at your busiest this fall. Here are a few tips to set you…

Restructure Your Development Department By John Curtiss

Know when it’s time to restructure and make changes. With almost any Christian organization, a review of structure and operations of the development function should be considered from time to time. As part of the natural growth and maturing, many organizations may find themselves facing the need to undergo a complete restructuring of their development…

Elusive Major Donors By Michael J. Brown

Cultivation is a Key to Unlocking Elusive Major Gifts We are blessed to live in a nation with a long history of a strong charitable culture.  Last year alone, $427Bn was given in U.S. philanthropy1. Interestingly, there have been significant changes in the philanthropic landscape that nonprofits need to be aware of.  For the first…

Fall Outcomes Academy Online 2019

It’s time for the Fall Outcomes Academy Online 2019 At Christian Leadership Alliance, it’s time for Christ-centered nonprofit leaders to go back to school at the Outcomes Academy Online. The Academy offers in-depth leadership training for those who want to expand their operational effectiveness. The  interactive 10-hour modules were developed by some of America’s top…

Get Your Website Donor-Ready By Rob Flint Jr.

It’s time to get your website donor-ready for fall! Organizations, for the most part, understand the importance and alum of a website. Most realize that their website is like the front door of a store or church. And everyone wants a website that looks good, is clean, inviting – and most important – easy to…

Job Title and Charitable Giving By John Curtis

Don’t think Your job title can hurt charitable giving?  Russell James, Ph.D. at Texas Tech University has recently completed the first-ever study of the Effectiveness of Fundraiser Job Titles. His findings should give any Christian organization’s Development or Advancement staff reason to pause and, perhaps, move away from organization-centered titles to more donor-focused titles… his…

The Heart of Development By Griff Freyschlag

Embracing God’s Heart for Development What is the heart of development? What is our most important role as fundraisers in a ministry? We all have a budget and understand how important it is to raise the necessary amount to support the ministry’s operation so that we can serve those in need effectively, efficiently and responsibly.…

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