What Do Dutch Ships & KLM Have to do With Fundraising?

I’ve got a question for you if you are in the fundraising mode and living on donor support. Would you like to have more time for family and ministry and less time needed raising money?  Here’s how you can.

According to James Michener in his, The Covenant, the Dutch created the means to sail the high seas and open up massive trade routes.  Solid ships were their ‘means’ to do that.  Through those ships it took Dutch traders, soldiers, and missionaries in the 1800’s over four months to sail the shining seas from Amsterdam to Capetown, South Africa. However, that was a bunch of time invested in frying on deck or getting smashed around the stateroom on choppy seas before reaching their destination.

Guess what!  Today KLM Royal Dutch Airlines through the means of their modern Airliners, can make it direct from Amsterdam to Capetown in 11.5 hours!  Now, if your family or work was waiting for you in Capetown, which ‘means’ would you rather use to reach your goal – a ship or an airliner?

This same scenario applies to fundraising. If you’re raising money, how much time do you want to invest in doing that versus your other pursuits?  Probably not much.  Personally I’d rather have more time for my family, doing the ministry, exploring, and just reading a good book like the 1200 page “Covenant” of James Michener?


Well you won’t waste time IF you’ve got the right means to accomplish your goal quickly and help you raise your big bucks. And I’d like to suggest that my Dynamic Partnership Development fundraising resource will help you save time and money in your fundraising.

Why am I so confident?

Because a major problem in ongoing, stress free fundraising is NOT having good system to build on. And if you don’t have a good fundraising system, you tend to lower your sails, waste your time, mess up the details, forget to say ‘thank you’ and lose focus.

This leads to emotional funk and loss of momentum. You sit there, twiddle your fingers, look at the telephone, play a video game and waste time on Facebook. In the meantime your spouse gets lonely, your kids wonder when you’ll have time to play ball, and your ministry time blows by. Not a pretty picture created by bad fundraising, is it?  Been there.  Done that. That’s why I’ve created the DPD, the Dynamic Partnership Development tool!

Review the benefits of my Dynamic Partnership Development tool, the DPD.

I designed the DPD to challenge you in fundraising, give you tools, research, motivation, social media ideas and a solid fundraising track to run on.  Run on the DPD track and you’ll be up and funded quickly.  And the bonus! The system, once in place, will save you time and energy.  Maintenance is better than stutter starts and stops any day of the week.  So check it out.

And because we’re in the Holidays, I’m slashing the price to ensure you have a gift from me, and a great start for full funding in 2017.  Holiday Price for the DPD.

Could the DPD also be a great gift for a financially struggling missionary you know, who needs more coins in their account going into 2017? Help them help themselves!

With you for full funding in 2017!

About Dave Grissen

David & Sheri Grissen spent 44 years in mission and humanitarian aid work. In 2003 they established Life Impact, a ministry of strengthening Christian workers in hosted centers, called Oases. Presently 12 Oases are functioning. www.LifeImpactMinistries.net. In 2016 they started Fund The Ministry to help missionaries create new funding for their ministries. www.FundTheMinistry.com. They have five married children and fifteen grandchildren.
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