The blank stare. Have you experienced it?
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I can’t say support raising has ever been easy for me, but not long ago I hit a new low in my relationship to raising personal support.
As a rookie support raiser, I was somehow able to get appointments before I had received much training. I’m not sure if that was a blessing or not.
Funding coaches and leaders need to be alert for three subtle fundraising “sayings.” These half-truths seem logical, but following them leads into a cul-de-sac.
My biggest struggle when I first sensed God calling me into ministry was fundraising. I just could not see myself with a degree in mining engineering passing on a job in order to ask people for handouts. I equated fundraising to begging.
If you are doing God’s work, the devil will try to get you to not do it, using whatever tactics he can. And one of his favorite tactics is lies.
This article was originally published for Support Raising Solutions. It is an honor to be invited to contribute to the SRS newsletter on the topic of fundraising while on furloughs. My wife Jody and I have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 26 years, so we have deep experience with the topic. My current job with Wycliffe . . . read more