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Is your board onboard with fundraising?

Many rescue mission leaders find it difficult to get their board to take action in fundraising. Advocace’s Rescue Mission Development Outlook Study discovered ways that rescue missions and other ministries are getting their boards involved in key aspects of the ministry—like fundraising. This free, 30-minute webinar will also discuss how to develop a major donor program and how to effectively fundraise, even without a development director. Raising Board Fundraising Standards Advocace’s Vice President, Jerry Grimes, says, “When you hire a consultant, they can come in from the outside and help create an expectation that a board member’s personal giving and a board fundraising goal for your annual fund is part of their role.” Join Advocace on Thursday, May 15 at Noon (CST) as Jeff Crabtree and Jerry Grimes discuss key findings from this study that can help rescue missions grow! Register here now. Register Now There are limited seats for this webinar—so reserve a spo ...

Jamie Clark Joins Advocace

With a long background in helping ministries carry their message and service into the marketplace, Jamie Clark joins Advocace as Consultant.  Jamie specializes in operational management for Christian organizations. “Christian ministries are looking to maximize the care for their constituents and demonstrate the love of Christ through their work.  Jamie’s track record with LEAN principles and operational management helps ministries focus more on their vision and less on the distractions of day-to-day operations,” said Paul Martin, Advocace’s President and Co-Founder. Clark, who has a diverse background in non-profit board service, radio station ownership and management, corporate communications, and public-sector employee training, most recently served as a consultant for CPS HR Management, a Joint Powers authority providing a wide spectrum of HR services to Federal, State, and local agencies and Universities. “I am very excited about the opportunity I have through Advocace to bring sound, Biblica ...

Christian Listener-Supported Radio Development Outlook Survey Period Extended

COPPELL, TEXAS—Christian listener-supported radio stations now have another week to join The Listener Supported Radio Development Outlook study. With a new final survey deadline of Friday, February 7, station leaders may contribute their observations and analytics and be eligible to receive the free Christian Listener Supported Radio Development Outlook report. “Response for the survey has been stronger and greater than we originally expected. Over 120 originating radio stations—representing almost 1,000 total broadcast facilities—already responded to the survey,” said Paul Martin, President of Advocace. Advocace is preparing the study in conjunction with Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB). Michelle Younkman, Executive Director of CMB observed, “So many stations have been completing their calendar year-end information and they needed just one more week to join the study. I’m thankful CMB and Advocace discovered a way to allow one more week for stations to cont ...

New Study Underway To Show Changes For Funding Christian Radio Stations

COPPELL, TEXAS—Few industries change faster than radio broadcasting—and those changes have had a significant impact on current listener-supported Christian radio stations. With the survey period now underway, The Christian Listener-Supported Radio Income Outlook 2014 will help radio leaders see the results of innovations in income development. The outlook seeks Christian radio stations of all formats and sizes to be a part of this far-ranging study. To participate in the study, Christian-formatted, listener-supported stations may contact customerservice@advocace.com. The first of its kind study will answer industry questions, including: What sources of income are growing in emphasis and what sources are decreasing in emphasis among stations of similar income, similar audience reach and similar format? What is a reasonable pledge fulfillment rate? What is an industry standard revenue per listener? Which donor payment method (pledges, on-line donations, monthly automated ...

David Hollenbaugh Joins Advocace

COPPELL, TX – January 6, 2014 –Advocace, the development and management consulting firm for Christian organizations, has hired former Senior Development Director for Grove City College, David Hollenbaugh, as its newest Senior Consultant. Hollenbaugh began his work for Advocace January 6th. “We are very excited to have David as part of Advocace,” Martin said. “David brings a wealth of fund raising knowledge and a solid track record of professionalism and performance to the team.” Hollenbaugh, who spearheaded Grove City’s $90 million capital campaign to its current, successful progress, has more than two decades of experience in fundraising, management, organizational leadership and development, major gifts, annual giving, foundation and corporate relations, volunteer coordination and sales. He was hired following a nationwide search. “I am looking forward to helping more Christian organizations find the funding needed to fulfill their missions,” Holle ...

Who do you know that could be Advocace’s new Marketing Coordinator?

It might be the most rewarding work on the planet:  Helping non-profits fulfill their dynamic mission. That’s what Advocace does.  And our new Marketing Coordinator will introduce Advocace to Christian ministries with marketing projects that: Increase Advocace brand awareness among key ministry sectors Create lead generation programs Develop advertising content and media plans Engage ministry communities through publicity Promote and manage company events Prepare sales and marketing materials Craft website text and graphic content Connect with key ministry sectors through social media and email marketing Edit images Segment and cultivating relationships with database marketing Analyze web analytics and direct marketing results to optimize response Present status and response reports on marketing initiatives For a complete career description, click here. Thank you for forwarding this message to someone you feel might be a good fit in this spiritually and profe ...