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Raising Money for Summer Mission Trips

Most of us don’t like to ask people for money. 

But to be faithful to pursue God’s mission in the world, we’ll want to invite others to take part in that mission. Praying for you and giving to your work is an important way others can do that.

To help you with this very important yet stressful work, we’ve developed a free digital guide to raising funds for mission trips. Based on years of experience mobilizing financial partners for mission trips, this new guide will teach you how to:

  • Become an expert on the destination of your mission trip so you can better engage others in your work.
  • Make a list of people who can support your work through prayer and giving.
  • Create compelling support letters that share your mission in a way that gets others involved in your trip.
  • Develop a follow-up process that nurtures potential givers as they consider being a part of your mission trip.
  • Complete the fundraising circle by sending a thank-you note that helps your givers understand the unique part of your mission they are playing and leaves them ready to join your effort next time.

 

Asking for funds doesn’t have to be a drag. It’s a great opportunity to help others get more involved in God’s work in your community and around the world.

Raising Money for Summer Mission Trips

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conducting the silent phase of your capital campaign
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Why Stay Silent? Conducting the Critical Quiet Phase of Your Capital Campaign

Many capital campaigns fail, typically due to the lack of preparation.

In this article, discover the key components of the silent phase of a capital campaign. This is the phase that allows us to “stay under the radar” and do the critical assessments of our campaign readiness.

Learn about the steps in the quiet phase – from timing to developing a compelling ask – that will help you ensure your church is well-positioned to publicly launch a successful campaign.

conducting the silent phase of your capital campaign

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Preparing Your Church for a Capital Campaign
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Preparing For a Capital Campaign

Capital campaigns fail. Avoid the common mistakes and ensure your church’s campaign success by preparing adequately.

This article provides the phases and tools you’ll need to fully prepare your church staff, key volunteers and donors for all that a campaign will entail. Discover the key steps you’ll need to undertake to be certain your church is well-positioned to launch a campaign that will meet its goal.

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Effective Donor Engagement for Churches

Effective Donor Engagement for Churches

Unfortunately, givers to other charitable causes or organizations are often treated and thanked more effectively by them than by their own churches. 

No matter where you find yourself as a church in this season – from planning a capital campaign to thanking annual pledge donors –  the hands-on, simple  tools in this article will help you and your staff effectively acknowledge and engage your best givers.

Effective Donor Engagement for Churches guide

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Frequently Asked Stewardship Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Stewardship Questions

Fundraising is part art and part science…and it can feel intimidating for pastors and ministry leaders suddenly charged with donor development.

This article provides answers to the six most commonly-asked questions about stewardship – from the pastor’s role in making an ask of a donor to how frequently we should be asking givers for support.

Frequently Asked Stewardship Questions guide

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Making Change: Generosity Models For The Church

Does your church’s donor engagement plan need a revamp?

These easy-to-implement strategies get their inspiration from the models of generosity we find in scripture. Inspire your staff and your church’s donors by taking a look at best practices in leadership alongside some of the Bible’s most poignant lessons about giving as you freshen your stewardship plans.

making change generosity models for the church guide

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What Your Givers Want to Know

What Your Givers Want to Know

Loyal church donors are usually generous to other organizations and charities, too. Those nonprofit causes often do a better job than the church of (1) valuing donors, (2) anticipating and answering their questions, and (3) demonstrating the impact of their giving.

The tools in this article will help you and your staff anticipate – and effectively answer – the questions donors have but aren’t likely to ask you. Explore the six things your givers MOST want to know today.

What Your Givers Want to Know guide

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creative giving tools for churches

CREATIVE GIVING TOOLS FOR CHURCHES

For many of your church’s most generous donors, less than 10 percent of their wealth is likely to be in cash assets. 

Discover how you can support donors who want to give of their assets through noncash gifts such as stock, property or bequests. This guide will also brief you on cryptocurrency and what churches need to know about this emerging tool.

creative giving tools for churches

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Church Cultures
that Grow Giving.

There are some red flags that we as pastors and ministry leaders have to watch out for (and avoid
ourselves) if we’re to successfully create a church culture where giving grows. Unfortunately,
many organizations unintentionally develop toxic cultures that lead to staff turnover and
disengagement.

Discover the factors that are organizational poison in building a church culture that grows giving.
These key questions and tools provide pastors and ministry leaders with strategies for
building a church culture that is donor-centered and cultivates generosity.

church cultures that grow giving

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Strategies to Engage
Your Donors Now

You might have heard the old adage in the philanthropic world that attracting donors is difficult but keeping them is easy. There’s actually nothing further from the truth.

While it can be difficult and costly to secure new givers, it’s actually far more challenging work to retain those donors over a long period of time. Five Strategies to Engage Donors Now provides concrete and practical steps for managing your donor relationships in a way that keeps givers inspired, informed, and excited.

From navigating a crisis to how to make an appropriate ask, these tools will give you solid guidance
in advancing your church’s stewardship and long-term care of its givers.

5 strategies to engage your church donors

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