I have been involved in fundraising in various capacities for over thirteen years, and I have learned a lot along the way. As I visit with new church planters, and people trying to start non-profits, I am surprised at how many people really are clueless about fundraising. I assumed that since it made sense to me, that everyone knew how to do it. My pride was blinding. People need help and I’m determined to give it.
This first post is going to provide 3 No-No’s for fundraising. These are the things that you need to avoid at all cost. Please note: I am writing this from a Christian perspective in view of those trying to raise money for ministry/church plants. Continue reading
A little over a year ago I decided to stop taking medication for my Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). When I was taking meds, man could I focus, and this made my quiet times very fruitful. I would sit and journal, read my Bible, and pray consistently, but when I stopped the meds, things began to change.
While I still was fairly consistent in reading the Scriptures and praying, the quality of the time I was putting in was far less than I was used to (thank God for grace!). It was such a struggle to focus and to be able to sit still long enough to accomplish very much. I was used to reading multiple chapters in the Bible when I had my quiet time, but this was becoming almost impossible to do on a daily basis. Continue reading
In my last post about eaHELP I shared with you that I have an Executive Assistant (EA) who helps me a lot with tasks that need to get done so that I can focus on what only I can do. I’ve had a few friends respond and ask me what exactly I have my assistant do, so I thought I would share a bit. Continue reading