All tagged raising support

How important is it to communicate regularly with your financial partners? It can all be traced back to your mindset: are you raising support, or building a financial partnership team? Is it just semantics? Probably.

But there’s also a deeper paradigm you hold that needs to be addressed, because you’re missing a big blessing, and you’re executing a model that is limiting how much funding you can raise. So, how do you put this new paradigm into practice? How do you begin treating your donors as an integral part of your ministry? It’s simple. Use this communication cycle.

If you’re like me, you want everything you write to be opened and read with great interest, the audience hanging on every word. However, in reality, your ministry emails go out and get skimmed over on a GREAT day! So, how do you take your emails from a dismal quick skim (when it gets opened) to a clearly interested audience?!

When you’re in the midst of life and ministry, it’s all too easy to let your financial partnerships fall to the background and forget they are a part of the ministry too. We’ve all done it, and we’ve all learned that it’s so much harder to pick back up with fundraising after you’ve let it slip for days, weeks, or even months at a time.

There are a few things you can do to overcome that barrier of getting back into fundraising, despite the busyness that surrounds your life on the field.

Peter’s mission is to share the gospel with international college students. During holidays, students need housing, so he finds families in the community who will host the students to help meet their practical needs like food and housing, and provide a loving family atmosphere. The families were happy to begin partnering to provide housing, but the challenge came when Peter wasn’t sure how to share his financial needs and the needs of running the ministry with those families.