Places of worship desperately need to be connected to the community outside of their buildings — both to reach people who don’t attend church and to be more available to current members who can’t physically make it to services. The other reason churches need to connect is that their members are connected to the community. Aligning … Read more 3 Ways to Expand Your Ministry Through Community Outreach
June is upon us, and it’s time to create your mid-year appeal! Organizations large and small should capitalize on this opportunity. A mid-year appeal is powerful and creates additional exposure for your organization by educating others on your past, current and future efforts. Solicitations can heighten awareness of your mission, build relationships and increase revenue. According to the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact, charitable giving continued its upward trend in 2017 for the sixth consecutive year with a 4.1% increase. Online giving increased by 12.1%, … Read more Mid-Year Appeals: Boost Fundraising in the Second Biggest Giving Month of the Year!
Up this far north, the sun rises early (5:30 a.m. or so) and sets late (around 9:30 p.m.). The Creative Missions team, numbering 22 this year, usually awakened a bit later (8ish) and retired a lot later (12 a.m.? 1 or 2 a.m.?). We know our work rhythms. We use them to be as effective … Read more Calgary: Creative Missions 2018 Wrap-Up
“Do not be afraid of mistakes, provided you do not make the same one twice.” -Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) Eleanor Roosevelt has been described as the most controversial first lady in U.S. history. She redefined the position with her political and social activism, also becoming one of the most beloved first ladies in U.S. history. She … Read more Church Communication Hero: Eleanor Roosevelt