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3) Where Does one Start to Read about Support-raising?

the god askThis past week, someone asked our support-raising coach, Wendy, where she would send them to learn more about support-raising. Keep in mind, she’s trained with support-raising coaches from all over the country. She’s helped literally hundreds of new missionaries get started on the support-raising trail. So what was her answer? Simple: “I highly recommend book, The God Ask, by Steve Shadrach. You will find it easy and useful!” Check out “The God Ask” here…

http://www.amazon.com/The-God-Ask-Biblical-Approach-ebook/dp/B00CIKKBX6

11) Gospel Funder: Innovative Crowd-Funding

You’ve heard of Kickstarter as a crowd-funding technique to launch business start-ups. Now there’s such a thing for missions, churches, and you! You see, unlike Kickstarter, Gospel Funder is a 501(c)3 — so they’re one of the few (maybe the ONLY?) crowd-funding source that works for non-profits. They do regular webinars to explain their ministry. Learn more or sign up for one at

https://gospelfunder.org/

And thanks to Greg (and the rest of the “ICCM Tech” guys) for tipping us off on this.

7) Never Do Fundraising Again, by Gaylyn Williams & Ken Williams

That’s the title of a new book by Gaylyn Williams and her father, Ken Williams, Ph.D. The book asks readers to make a mental paradigm shift, resulting in a major shift in action steps, in which donors would transition from being just donors to being lifelong partners. It contains over 200 pages of proven strategies and skills for building and maintaining your support. It is filled with helpful stories from the author’s lives and others who are using the principles based on Christian scripture. Each chapter has questions to ponder, challenging core beliefs about fundraising, and a section called, “What can I do today?,” offering practical suggestions to implement immediately. Learn more at…

http://www.rrbooks.org/ndfa

6) Never Do Fundraising Again

That’s the title of a book referred to me recently by Kelly O’Donnell and Michèle Lewis O’Donnell. The book, by Gaylyn Williams, asks readers to make a mental paradigm shift, resulting in a major shift in action steps, in which donors would transition from being just donors to being lifelong partners. It contains over 200 pages of proven strategies and skills for building and maintaining your support. It is filled with helpful stories from the author’s lives and others who are using the principles based on Christian scripture. Each chapter has questions to ponder, challenging core beliefs about fundraising, and a section called, “What can I do today?,” offering practical suggestions to implement immediately. Learn more at…

http://www.rrbooks.org/ndfa

4) GoFundMe is “Slick and Easy,” Though Not Tax-Deductible –

A faithful friend in North Africa wrote last week to tell us about

 

http://www.GoFundMe.com

 

It’s radically easy-to-use, drop-dead gorgeous, and for real (they really do exactly what they promise to do). Of course, since they don’t require any sort of documentation or status, few, if any, of your gifts would be tax-deductible. But it looks as if people could care less. They’re being generous anyway. Give it some thought. It’s a clean example of the fact that people will find you if you create compelling and beautifully clean platforms, regardless of whether it makes always sense financially to give to your cause.

2) New Book On Fundraising For Missionaries And Others –

Bill Dillon and People Raising have done it again. His updated (2012) and expanded version of People-Raising is available April 1st and will not only inform, but will also inspire the would-be fundraiser to achieve greater levels of effectiveness through improved strategies, and up to date approaches. New sections include, using social media, confronting the fear factor, mastering 6 critical skills, coaching can make a difference, and so much more. It is a must read. Check Bill’s website out for those endorsing the new book and to order some for your staff. Quantity discounts are available.

 

http://www.PeopleRaising.com

 

or email

billatPeopleRaisingdotcom

 

Pricing will be as follow:

Retail $19.99

1-24 $12.59; 25-39 books $10.39 ea.; 40 -319 books ($9 ea., 55% off)

 

The organization that I lead has a dedicated fundraising coach already using Bill’s principles on a regular basis. I can’t wait for her to have this newly-updated tool at her disposal, not only for the sake of our recruits, but for her own use as well. (There’s a great new section for fundraising coaches.) We need the new material on social media today. But the truth is, Bill’s principles have already been helping our organization grow more rapidly than we could ever have grown otherwise. Bill’s instruction helps our recruits connect the dots.

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