I wanted to respond to your post.
There are so many wonderful ministries that flounder and die because of a lack of resources and funding. Our consulting firm believes that pastors and church leaders can and should learn the techniques (the "ins" and "outs") of major gift fundraising done face to face, as well as direct mail appeals, stewardship, grant writing and the BIBLICALLY-based principles of giving. What I have learned in the corporate and non-profit arena I am sharing with the church. I have helped a number of pastors with their anxieties about speaking to their congregations about money. Call on us if you need assistance with designing support programs for pastors.
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