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VIDEO: Planned Giving for Your Small Ministry

Is it possible to start a planned giving program even in a small ministry?

Yes! Whether you're a leader in a small, medium, or large Christian ministry or nonprofit, you can start a Planned Giving Program. Here are a few tips that can help you along the way.

After watching this video, send me an email here or give me a call at (724) 475-6121. I look forward to talking with you about how to begin those critical conversations with your donors about Planned Giving.

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They are on the Board, of course they should be “on-board” with the organization. But that’s not always the case, is it? In fact, just this past week I heard an executive director utter these very words, “They’re finally on-board.” Board Engagement Thoughts When you first hear the phrase “Board Engagement” what goes through your mind? An active, optimistic and synergistic team giving their best? A leadership group investing their time, talent and treasure? A scrutinizing panel of judges to whom you must defend yourself with volumes of reports and explanations? Worse yet, an absentee committee that provides little or no direction other than a constant guessing game as new selections are made and old terms expire? No matter what your answer and experience, board engagement is of paramount importance to your organization. Whether you lead at the administrative or staff level, or you hold a seat on the board, you have an important part to play in a healthy and ...

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Giving and Getting in Christian Higher Education

In the last two weeks, several leaders have expressed to me the same concern. The question asked arises frequently, but in these instances focused on Development in Higher Education. I thought it was a good time to highlight some ideas and address the issue. The question: Where does faith and action intersect in the world of fundraising? Where to Begin This particular tension has existed since “fundraising” in Christian circles began. It can be theologically challenging, and it can also be a limiting factor if inappropriately translated. In the Bible, Nehemiah, David, Solomon, Matthew and Paul address this topic. In our contemporary experience George Mueller, D.L. Moody, Billy Graham, and a host of others answer this question. It is a good and valid question. Let’s start with perspective—God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. He can do anything and everything, and he doesn’t need us to accomplish His objectives. For some reason though, God has given us a role in His creation and invites us in ...

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  1. Re: Running on Empty—When Summer Funds Run Low.

    I have learned so much from you Dave, and once again am reminded that if God's people aren't aware of...

    -- Susan LeCornu

  2. Re: Running on Empty—When Summer Funds Run Low.

    I have learned so much from you Dave, and once again am reminded that if God's people aren't aware of...

    -- Susan LeCornu

  3. Re: Secret Weapon of Relayed Information

    Great reminder, David.

    -- Ben

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For more than twenty years, I’ve enjoyed building value and increasing results for the organizations I’ve worked with. I am grateful for the leaders and mentors who have invested in me professionally and personally and in the same way, I am honored to encourage others. I admire the ministries we serve and I love helping to fuel their mission to build and care for God’s Kingdom.

I see life as an adventure—family life with my wife and three kids, enjoying God’s creation in the great outdoors, learning something new, or just about anything. I believe that sharing that enthusiasm adds to the success—and fun—in whatever you do.

My hope is that you will find these Adventures in Giving both practical and supportive and that they will help you recognize your own journey as an adventure.

I appreciate your comments and I wish you the best in all you do!

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