Category Archives: Thriving in Friendraising

Are You Leveraging Your Fundraising Efforts!

As I write this, I’m sitting at a Toyota Garage getting our Avalon serviced.  Cars, Cars, Cars!  All around me, red, white blue, and black.  And what an amazing machine! The automobile demonstrates the power of leverage!   Every time … Continue reading

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Thoughts on George Muller’s Approach to Fundraising

When Missionaries start raising support, and asking people to give to their particular mission, they undoubtedly run across someone who says, “Why are you asking? You should do what George Muller did and simply pray in your funds.” Of course, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Why Are US Missionary Budgets So High?

This question is undoubtedly raised with every missionary out there raising support.  And it’s a ‘downer’ emotionally because the missionary is put in the position of defending the budget used to send and keep them on the field.  There’s nothing … Continue reading

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CASE / Leadership – TED Talk on what, how, why

One MAJOR challenge of missionary life is communicating our ministry and work with friends, relatives, individual donors, and our churches.   Here’s a short talk that helped me in that task.  The video is a short TED talk by Simon … Continue reading

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Does God Really Provide Blessing to the Generous? (1.39)

When God commands the Hebrews to remember the poor He says, “Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do”  (Deut. 15:10)  God promises that if His followers will remember

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Need More Support? Fundraising — A Partnership with God 5.16

While working overseas in missions there were some months I hated to look at my bank account.  Did we have enough money to make it through this month?  Would we be able to cover our bills, make that trip, buy … Continue reading

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What Has Your “Duty Free Shopping” Accomplished for Good? (1.9)

Have you ever gone through an airport and purchased something “Duty Free?”  Did you know that the man who developed that idea became a billionaire off your purchases?  His name is Chuck Feeney.  

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How “Charity Think” Affects Compensation of Non-Profit Workers (1.8)

Dan Pallotta, Founder and CEO of AIDS Ride, has stimulated me to consider the prevalent American Christian view of non-profit giving in the social sector.  The first

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Are American Christians Thinking Wrong About Charity in our Culture? (1.7)

Has the USA business culture, our inherent materialism, and the way we think about money in our nation hindered the ability of non-profits to enjoy the freedom of

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