Has God ever given you a BIG job to do but then you try to convince yourself that God changed His mind? Maybe you tell yourself it was your own mind talking and not God speaking to you… when you know it was the Lord telling you it is time to move.
I know this has happened to me. Has it ever happened to you?
Those of us working with ministries, nonprofits, and churches I think sometimes face a somewhat similar situation. You're getting ready to meet a donor to ask for a gift. Then you talk yourself out of asking. Why? You come up with seemingly solid reasons why you should hold off on asking, but should you? For Christians, I think it is important during these times to listen for what God would have us do in these moments.
In addition to prayer, there are some practical techniques we can use. I just watched a video I thought you might like that deals with this very issue. Marc Pitman (aka the Fundraising Coach) talks about preparing to ask a donor for a gift.
He has some great examples of how to prepare for a donor meeting so it goes much smoother. Check it out: http://www.501videos.com/cmd.php?Clk=4849219
I hope this video proves to be a useful resource for your ministry, and if you have questions about developing funding for your ministry, Contact Here-4-You Consulting toll-free at 866-437-3481 for information on how we may serve your ministry. We look forward to hearing from you!
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