If mission agencies are going to move past a traditional funding model, and re-align themselves for efficiency and growth, they must do it while maintaining the current communication and fundraising efforts. We literally have to discover how to re-build the plane while flying it. We can effectively take advantage of the best of both levels of leadership by implementing our holistic partnership model according to the smallest strategic unit (SSU).

A healthy ministry requires an interdependent relationship between leadership of the organization, the impact goal, and partners. As you can see, this interdependency creates a triangle with all three ingredients working together to create synergy and build momentum.      

Today, veteran missionaries are actively looking for new ways to find younger partners of the millennial generation. If you find yourself relating to this, don’t stress. Here are four tips to help you connect with a potential younger donor base.

Have you ever had a potential donor avoid you? We know that the feeling is not sweet at all. When it comes to establishing a relationship with donors, think of it like a pendulum, where building a relationship is on one side, and asking for money is on the other. Which side weighs the heaviest?

Sometimes we forget that every moment can be productive, but a quick self assessment can help us make progress in even the smallest of ways. Yes, fundraising does require your time and attention, but small things can be done in productive 10 minute windows as well.

I have a client who has been raising funds for a month, and four times the same series of events has happened to him. This particular client does international ministry work, something that can be seen as unfamiliar and risky territory.