All tagged building the relationship
It’s rare that we plan time to connect with our financial partners before leaving for an extended period of time, but these opportunities are extremely important (and vital to your on-going partnership with donors). Connecting with your donors and partners before you leave for a trip might seem like the worst time to get together, but it is actually the best. Why? Because you are preparing for ministry and the needs you can share with them are going to be current and immediate. Make your connection with them special and intentional!
You can meet, ask for financial partnership, and then build the relationship; knowing that it's the beginning of a ministry partnership.
Strengthening the personal relationship will often happen outside of social media, but the advantage of social media is regular ministry updates.
The relational actions that take you minimal effort can reap the maximum rewards.
Your monthly newsletter should be less than 300 words. You can even think of it as 1-2 scrolls on your phone. That's all people will read, so that's all you need to write.
After all, you know you're about to leave the country and you may not have a chance to see these new people very often. So, how do you build a relationship?
Nothing else can communicate genuine relationship better than a handwritten thank you note.
When someone commits to financial partnership, the conversation isn't quite over. You still need to reach the finish line.
Be yourself, have easy conversations with the people sitting in front of you. Even though it sounds simple, sometimes you can still get stuck on an uncomfortable subject.