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Biblical fundraising is not just about money.  Three keys to effective, Biblical fundraising are to seek the glory of God (not just money), pray earnestly (to prioritize maintaining our relationship with him instead of the money) and leave the results to God.

3 Keys to Effective, Biblical Fundraising

What’s your cause?   Is it funding a Christian university or scholarship program?  Perhaps a non-profit food pantry or a missions organization? No matter the cause, generating financial support (fundraising) is a necessary part of it, right? The task seems daunting and perhaps even shallow sometimes; however, did you know Scripture teaches us how to […]

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Empirical evidence  that a fundraising job title impacts donations

How a Fundraising Job Title Impacts Giving

Even Christian colleges must transform in some ways or risk extinction.  A new study shows this is especially true in transforming your school’s fundraising job title. The beliefs, attitudes, and values that supported traditional titles, such as Director of Development or Advancement have become outmoded and counterproductive in obtaining a slice of the ever-increasing pie […]

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Would we gain students but lose donors?

Would We Lose Donors If We Become a Liberal Arts College?

Having to bring drug-sniffing dogs onto a Christian campus is a good learning opportunity. This school was not careful enough in vetting their new students for Christian commitment.  Although they only accept Christian students, anyone can write a testimony and get a reference.  The administrators learned this lesson quite quickly. But how did a Christian […]

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To identify the right development officer, preparation is key.

How to Find the Right Development Officer

College leadership often struggles with how to select the right development officer. Here are some tips: Distinguish between a development officer and an administrative support person. Make sure you have adequate administrative support so that your professional development officer does not spend time inputting and manipulating data, scheduling meetings, or handling routine administrative tasks. This […]

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As the voice of the cause, consider:
-If this is our organization, what is our actual cause?
-Given our cause, what is our purpose?
-Given our purpose, what is our mission?

You are the Voice of the Cause

A colleague asked: “Is it more important for people to believe in the cause or the individual?” My response: “Every cause needs a voice; every organization needs a face.”   We all know dynamic, inspirational figures that lead organizations we support or serve in. We follow pastors, executive directors, presidents, and other leaders who speak […]

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