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The months of June, July and August are historically the worst fundraising months of the year for nonprofits and more specifically Christian ministries. Even for large successful nonprofits with a vast network these times of the year are still a challenge. Over the past few months we have met with several organizations that are in emergency fundraising mode and are looking for a quick fix. They enter our meeting with hope that we’ll give them a list of wealthy people to contact or a maybe even a blank check.
As we all know life isn’t this easy. The most effective thing an organization can do is plan; this isn’t a quick fix and takes time for things to turn around. But, over the past three years we have lead more than a dozen of our ministry partners in organizing a yearlong strategic plan and have held them accountable to sticking to it. These ministry partners budgets have grown more then you would believe and they are not agonizing about next year but are encouraged and exited to move forward.
I believe that God has a plan and so should we…
THE LISTEN PROJECT...
Volunteer with us at Hope Faith Ministry on Friday, August 26 as we serve 800 meals from 8am - 11am.
You can let us know if you want to attend by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us in continued prayer as we work with the Global Orphan Project to decide what out next step will be in Haiti.
Peace to You,
August 2011 UPDATE
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