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Relationship Means Everything!

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Here are some amazing statistics about our donors by Growing Philanthropy in the United States (Adrian Sargeant): (Out of 100 donors) · 4% move away or die · 15% decide to make gifts to other organizations · 15% are unhappy with our organizations · 66% think we don't care about them or believe that their gift wasn't meaningful to our organizations These are not very uplifting statistics. Let’s examine why donors feel this way. Then we can determine to be the generation that changes the numbers! These numbers demonstrate that we are not building relationships with those we call on for help. I cannot stress enough the impact that building relationships will have on our donors and our organizations. When we engage in relationships with our donors we will hear that they give because they believe in our mission and they desire to be a part of something real; something that makes a difference. The reach of our organizations are bigger than we realize and we need to make the decision to put the donor’s ne ...

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Unlock Success with Donor Research

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Many Christian non-profits find it challenging to convert names in their database into major donors for their ministry. So, how do we find and cultivate larger donors from our existing donor database? The answer is prospect research. Please understand that in order to meet the needs of the organization, research is the key. However, many ministries cannot afford a full time database researcher. They respond to this issue by ignoring database research completely. This is not the answer. There are things you can do in your current database to start the process today! STEP 1: UNITE AROUND A VISION Research proves that over 78% of people give to a compelling vision. Vision unites an organization. Once board and staff unite around a vision, you begin researching possible donors that can help you reach that vision. STEP 2: COLLECT INFORMATION Information about your donors plays a major role in success with your donor database. It needs to be part of the expected climate in your office to collect informati ...

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Are we too smart for our own good?

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I was reading the rebellion in II Chronicles 10 – 36. And throughout the recorded history I saw the same theme. Israel had learned how to control their religious duties, acting as though they had figured out God and in the process lost a passion to worship Him. There were of course, brief historical moments of revival among the people, but for the majority of the story it is not a pretty picture. And I believe, that like Israel, we have allowed ourselves to be deceived into thinking we know more than God. We have been led to a place where we don't need God and we allow ourselves the right to question His existence, His authority, His holiness, His righteousness and His power. In a Barna Group survey from April 2012 surveyed practicing Protestants and here is a small portion of what they found:   Nov 2008   April 2012 Have reduced donations to church/religious organization: ...

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  1. Re: What is Your Purpose?

    Putting the passion back into in our ministries! Great message, Randy! Paul summed up our participation...

    -- Will Stevens

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I've spent most of my life helping non-profit organizations pursue their vision. My passion is to help non-profits reach their communities and grow discipleship through development.

My work with Christian universities, Christian academies, missions groups, radio stations and local churches really gets me going. Underneath all the work is a real desire to see leaders grab hold of the opportunity God has given them.

Whether major gift development, annual fund plans or donor strategy, I rely on many of the business disciplines from the corporate workplace at JC Penney and Amway Corporation.

I enjoy working with young men to become strong leaders in their families, workplaces and churches. I started The Timothy Project a few years ago to work with men in my local community.

You can find out more about how I help non-profit organizations and how to contact me here.

Thanks for commenting on my blog,

Randy