Connected for Christ

Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Jacinta Tegman, CEO of the Seattle-based CRISTA Ministries. They discussed Tegman’s vision for CRISTA, her thoughts on stepping into this new role, and this edition’s theme of “Giving.” In December 2018, the Board of Trustees for CRISTA Ministries announced the selection of Jacinta Tegman as … Continue reading Connected for Christ

Books for Summer 2019

BOOKS 1. When Money Goes on Mission: Fundraising and Giving in the 21st Century By Rob Martin (Moody Publishers, March 5, 2019) Book Overview 2. Giving is The Good Life: The Unexpected Path to Purpose and Joy By Randy Alcorn (Tyndale Kids, Sept. 3, 2019) Book Overview 3. The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need: Top Grant … Continue reading Books for Summer 2019

Awakened to Abundance

“Did my donation matter?” The first time I heard this question, it startled me. The second time, this question caused me to pause. After the third time, I started to dig deeper. How could a donor that once felt so compelled to financially support a nonprofit organization now question if their donation even mattered? I … Continue reading Awakened to Abundance

Donor Discipleship

When asked to cite a favorite Bible passage dealing with generosity, many pastors, ministry leaders and development professionals will point to the Apostle Paul’s instruction to the church at Corinth: “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have … Continue reading Donor Discipleship

Trust and Funding

More and more senior executives at Christian nonprofits today find themselves staring at a gradually diminishing pool of individual donor funding. As giving levels recede so does the ability to fund the facilities and program growth outlined in the organization’s vision for the future. Among the challenges: How do we align our faith-based fundraising orientation … Continue reading Trust and Funding

Global Megatrends for Philanthropy

Over the next decade global economic, technological, and social trends will transform how nonprofits fundraise. As ministries develop their next long-term strategic plan, leaders must keep in mind five megatrends which will have significant implications for fundraising: Global Economy: China and India lead a diversified global economy where the U.S. is one of several major … Continue reading Global Megatrends for Philanthropy

Sowing Seeds

I think most of us engaged in Christian ministry fundraising would agree that this past year was challenging. The context in which I say that is with regard to “money raised” either compared to the previous year or perhaps against a budget that had aggressive goals. The antithesis of this past “challenging year” of course … Continue reading Sowing Seeds