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My Excitement to Work with Christian Nonprofits


Do you wake up every morning with a specific, God-given vision for your ministry?

As a life-long follower of Jesus, my goal each day is to help Christian ministries and nonprofits, like yours, fulfill their vision. I would love to take part in helping you grow more income for your ministry that will allow you to reach more people for the Gospel.

If you’ve watched this video and would like to talk more about how we can work together to achieve your goals, please give me a call at (972) 304-1100 or send me an email here. It would be my pleasure to discuss these opportunities with you.

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The Hidden Cost of Not Setting Goals


Are you aware that everything you do has a time price tag? It’s true. Each meeting, phone call, report, project or email generates an opportunity cost. When you say “yes” to any activity, you are also saying “no” to something else. What if some of the projects, connections and tasks you didn’t do were the very things that could have propelled your mission forward? Chances are, planning is one of the victims lying on the cutting room floor of opportunity cost. Case in Point: LSRDO Study Advocace recently released The Listener Supported Radio Development Outlook—a study of 160+ radio stations across the country whose survival depends on raising funds from donors. One of its key findings? There is a direct correlation between a failure to plan by not setting goals and a failure to succeed in fundraising. Stations whose fundraising program is essentially “do what we did last year” fail to make budgets and survive, for now, by cutting expenses. Conversely, those who set goals and create a plan grow and expand ...

  1. Re: 7 Ways to Retain More Donors

    Great stuff! So good to see you link donors with the work. Remember how Paul linked the supporting folks...

    -- Jamie

  2. Re: Fundraising's Duh Factor: Keep more donors, raise more money

    Great read, I can appreciate the small things that keep the donor engaged.

    -- LaTanya

  3. Re: The Lapsed, Declined & The Disengaged

    Thanks Jerry. Organizations can also engage a credit card processing provider who enables donors to make...

    -- MKordic

  4. Re: Asking Naturally: Replacing Fear With Faith

    Thanks for the great post, Jerry--full of biblical truth! We join the Lord in His work through ministry...

    -- Will Stevens

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About Jerry

I’ve been involved in the media for over 30 years with experience that spans television, radio and print. But my growing passion over the past decade has become development for non-profit organizations.

I love being a special friend and advisor to dozens of ministry leaders and radio station managers across the country. (I believe Christian radio has only just begun to reach its full potential.)Many non-profit organizations are functioning at a level far below what they could achieve if development were given its proper place in the management process.

My skill set includes development, marketing, strategic planning and leadership development as a certified Ministry Coach..

Before joining Advocace, I served as a development consultant for another firm, and as General Manager for one of the top Christian music stations in the country, and as Donor Marketing Director for WAY-FM Media Group. I also enjoyed raising funds as Director of Development for the University Of South Carolina School Of Law, as well as an active speaker, writer and facilitator.

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

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