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What's holding you back?

When Will You Give Back? By Emily Nelson

What keeps you from the deciding to give back? The decision to give sure seems to require jumping through a number of hoops. Personally, I’ve never felt quite confident in my donation strategies, but there are a few things I try to keep an eye on as I give: reminding myself of the biblical reasoning,…

Inflating Generosity

Inflating Generosity by Ron Frey

Inflating Generosity and It’s Impact on Giving I’ve got a secret. I am a billionaire, and you can be too. Here is the proof: a twenty-billion-dollar bill from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Now, because of Zimbabwe’s economic failure, this bill is not worth the paper it is printed on. It does, however, illustrate a…

Five Keys to unlocking generosity!

Five Keys to Unlock Major Donor Generosity By Robert Yi

  Unlock Transformational Generosity From Your Donor Community! Every year, Westfall Gold conducts an in-depth analysis of the impact of our weekend experiences and how they unlock major donor generosity. The application of what we’ve learned has resulted in increased average gifts at our events from $50,804 in 2014 to $162,437 in 2020. For the…

Sustained Interdependence

The Pathways to Sustained Interdependence By Gary G. Hoag

Have you found the pathway to sustained interdependence? Sustained interdependence is the necessary interplay between people and God that results in fruitful and flourishing ministry. This post aims to unpack the aspects of this necessary interplay so you can experience it where you serve. Sustained Interdependence In his book When Money Goes On Mission, Rob…

Case for Support

What Outcomes Does Your Case For Support Create? By Shelley Cochrane

Is Your Case For Support Attracting or Repelling? One of the ways nonprofits demonstrate their gift-worthiness is through a written Case for Support document. When I worked on my first Case for Support, I described our vision and mission, goals for the future, the people we were helping, the cost, and a brief history. That…

Direct Mail Success!

Direct Mail Brings Huge Success By Christa Huff

Don’t Believe the Rumors About Direct Mail! There have long been (unsubstantiated) rumors of the demise of direct mail. In fact, this workhorse of our direct response fundraising plan has been a steady, reliable source of funding. And after everything that happened in 2020, this approached turned into the fundraising hero of the year. As…

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence in Ministry By Dave Raley

Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Ministry Artificial intelligence isn’t new. It has fueled the imagination of ambitious inventors and entrepreneurs for centuries. It has fired the dreams of artists, authors, and film-making — some of whom have seen its positive potential, some of whom have painted vivid pictures of its dangers. Regardless of how it has…

Donor Segmentation

The Significance of Segmentation By Ryan Carpenter

  Careful Segmentation Increases Collaboration Donor segmentation, the process of categorizing donors into targeted groups, is a common foundational strategy in fundraising and development. But today, leading edge platforms such as GivingDNA™ are changing the way organizations not only think about segmentation but how they more purposefully interact with donors. Some will remember the catchy…

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5 Ways to Thrive as a Christian Leader By W. Scott Brown

It’s Time for Christian Leaders to Thrive! Thriving Christian leaders are desperately needed in today’s world. That’s why “Thrive” is the theme of The Outcomes Conference 2021, June 15 to 17 in Orlando. Here are the top 5 ways you will thrive as Christian leader by coming to the conference this summer. 1. Collaborative Community…

That could be bigger than gifts and buildings?

Bigger than Gifts and Buildings By Gary G. Hoag

What Could be Bigger than Gifts and Buildings? Did you know that the Holy Week teachings of Jesus, which are often described as “the Olivet Discourse,” were prompted by some disciples who were celebrating the magnificence of the temple buildings and their elaborate decor fueled by donations? Ironically, this took place immediately after Jesus downplayed…

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