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Too often, the desire to accomplish ministry is squashed under the fear and perceived burden of raising the necessary funds. Break through that perception into a reality where you reach out and effectively develop relationships that quickly allow you to reach your personal or organizational funding and prayer support goals. With this new and expanded version of People Raising as your guide, it is possible!Veteran ministry leader, William Dillon, takes you through the basics of developing a philosophy and correct attitude toward fundraising, right through the necessary practical skills and techniques to do it confidently. This tried and proven manual has been updated to include new sections on social media, coaching, mastering six critical support raising skills, and confronting the "Fear Factor". It's a highly practical guide that provides the well-honed tools you need to finance the ministry to which God has called you. So if you are looking for a strategic action plan that will reduce the time involved to raise funds and will leave you feeling hopeful and confident, People Raising is for you!
BILL DILLON serves as President of Resource Management Consultants, which focuses on providing fundraising training for missionaries and Christian organizations. He is a frequent speaker on Bible College campuses, churches, and for other Christian ministries. In addition to Bill\u2019s administrative and teaching skills, he has authored three books including People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Support and two other books dealing with basic Bible doctrine for children. Bill is married, has three children, and resides in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Table of Contents
PrefaceHow to Use This Book Cultivating a Positive Attitude toward Fundraising 1. The Benefits of Raising Funds 2. The Biblical Basis for Raising Funds 3. Yes, It Is Okay to Ask for Funds 4. Confronting the Fear Factor 5. It's Really Not About You 6. The Number-One Enemy of Fundraising Cultivating the Necessary Skills for Raising Funds 7. Develop a Fundraising Strategy 8. Step 1 Begin with Your Home Church 9. Step 2 Determine to Whom You Will Go for Funds 10. Step 3 Record, Catalogue, and Prioritize Your Prospects 11. Step 4 Get the Word Out 12. Step 5 Make Appointments 13. Step 6 Conduct the Visit 14. Step 7 Track Funds 15. Step 8 Say "Thank You" 16. Step 9 Conduct a Phone Appointment 17. Step 10 Expand Your Contacts 18. Step 11 Cultivate Your Donors 19. Step 12 Resolicit Funds Implementing Your Fundraising Plan20. Mastering the Six Critical Skills21. A Donor's Perspective on Fundraising 22. Coaching Can Make the Difference23. The Role of Prayer in Fundraising24. God Is FaithfulNotesAcknowledgments About the AuthorFundraising Resources