Posts Tagged ‘Ron Frey’

Technology, Culture, Science, and Beyond By Ron Frey

How is your foresight on technology, culture, and science? As the leader of a Christian ministry, how well are you keeping up to date on where technology, culture, and science are taking us right now?  Electronic Tech Evolution Elon Musk’s company, Tesla, is named after the famed inventor Nikola Tesla, born in 1856. He was…

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The Development Team By Ron Frey

Time to Build Your Development Team! As one of my clients recently said, “Finding the right donor development person will take a miracle.” Finding good employees for any ministry job these days is challenging. From his vantage point, the combination of very high costs of living in his geographic area combined with the moderate salary…

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Macular Degeneration in Fundraising By Ron Frey

What does Macular Degeneration have to do with Fundraising? My grandmother eventually lost her sight to macular degeneration. In preparation, we took steps to help her adjust to the reality that she would eventually go blind. We helped her map out her apartment and burned into her memory the number of steps from her bed…

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Working for God By Ron Frey

What is different about working for God? I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal about people who are living a secret life by working remotely at two jobs. (August 14-15, 2021, Page B1) As the article says, “the money can be great, but it comes with a constant fear of getting caught.”…

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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…

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COVID, Stress, Trauma, and You By Ron Frey

Are you experiencing COVID trauma or something else? Evelyn* was reaching her limits and it was not just the effect of COVID on ministry operations, or a family member contracting the disease. Nor was it the existential threat it posed to the organization’s financial viability, the disruption caused by a board member or a series…

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The VUCA Vortex By Ron Frey

  Are You in the VUCA Vortex? The military defines VUCA as Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity – the environment of war. If the year of 2020 has you living in a VUCA Vortex, I have two encouraging thoughts for you: You can turn the VUCA experience into a positive force, and Don’t go it…

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Frame Your Appeal By Ron Frey

How will you frame your appeal now? How is your fundraising appeal doing in the midst of massive cultural change? The impact of COVID-19, George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the polarization of politics around so many social and economic issues, are shifting what donors feel is their highest priority for giving. How…

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Fundraising in Crisis – Part II By Ron Frey

COVID-19: Fundraising in Crisis – Part II When referencing the COVID-19 crisis, someone recently asked: “Is this a blizzard, the onset of a long hard winter, or the beginning of an Ice Age?” ​ In troubled economic times, many donors will evaluate their giving and make adjustments based on the need and how well their…

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Fundraising in the COVID-19 Crisis – Part I By Ron Frey

COVID-19: Fundraising in Crisis – Part I Someone recently asked: “Is this a blizzard, the onset of a long hard winter, or the beginning of an Ice Age?” ​ How do you describe these times? Life disrupted? Yes, that’s an apt description, but it’s a lot more than that. The foundation of our economy shaken?…

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