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First published on this website in April 2007 and last updated in February 2019

Words: 6700
Size: 283 kB
Categories: Administration , Planning

Synopsis

An article about funding for one-off capital projects (church building, community plans, mission placement abroad). It assumes the bulk of the giving is to come from the congregation's giving rather than from trusts or events.

A: Foundations
The vision – shared vision – possessions – the cost of giving

B: Choices to make

Seven sets of actions for the planning team to consider.

  1. Do we ask the congregation alone or look further afield?
  2. Do we seek only direct giving or allow events/sponsorship?
  3. Do we ban earmarked giving or welcome it?
  4. Do we ask people to give from revenue or capital?
  5. Do we add a second project for mission work elsewhere?
  6. Do we go for the quick kill or the careful campaign?
  7. Do we fund-raise or faith-raise?

C: An action checklist
Sell the vision – keep everyone in touch – include all – encourage giving – organise a Gift Day – plan well ahead - teach and pray.

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Author's notes

This article has been updated in February 2019 with some formatting changes to the text.