Quite often, when thinking about raising funds, we think about the amount we have to raise - and get petrified. Or, we think about the barriers we're facing in the midst of the process - and get overwhelmed. It's important to see way beyond those dynamics of fears and what-ifs to something much bigger and more powerful.
When you're intentional with your donors and working a plan, major gifts don't have to be random or one-off. They can be relied upon and sustainable.
Peter’s mission is to share the gospel with international college students. During holidays, students need housing, so he finds families in the community who will host the students to help meet their practical needs like food and housing, and provide a loving family atmosphere. The families were happy to begin partnering to provide housing, but the challenge came when Peter wasn’t sure how to share his financial needs and the needs of running the ministry with those families.