Generosity Changes Everything

fundraising Nov 09, 2018

Heather Tuininga speaks on the joy of generosity: 

 

 

Heather Tuininga enjoys working with people, families, and organizations to strategically align their giving and activities to achieve the impact and outcomes they envision.

For the past seventeen years, Heather has helped people and organizations flourish financially. Her roles have included philanthropic advisor to many families, executive director of a private family foundation, program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and fiscal analyst for the Washington state legislature. A native of Washington state, Heather holds a masters degree in Public Policy from Duke University and a BA in Political Science and Economics from Central Washington University, where she was a Presidential Scholar.

Heather is committed to strategic philanthropy and helping people “move the needle” on issues they care about while experiencing the joy of giving. In addition, she loves the challenge of...

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QT4CM Episode 38

How to start your own Christian charity project and give official receipts to your donors

Thinking about starting a new Christian charity project, or missions idea?

Do you want to benefit from charitable donation tax receipts for your donors in Canada and the United States?

We are often asked how we have been able to offer official charity tax receipts for donations in support of Christian Ministry Academy and Quick Tips for Christian Ministry.

Several had already tried to set up their own charity… and sadly found out the government registration procedure was very costly and too much of a barrier.

But, we found an easy solution — the Great Commission Foundation!

We easily got rid of all those government registration hassles and outsourced our charity receipting, accounting, tax and legal oversight, financial reporting, and government compliance.

We saved tens of thousands of dollars and a great deal of administration hassle by outsourcing our financial management...

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QT4CM Episode 28

fundraising Mar 02, 2017

How to write a fundraising letter

 

Anna Burns of the Great Commission Foundation gives us tips on letter writing to your supporting community.

She shares these four tips:

1.  Keep the letter short. 

2.  Personalize the letter. 

3.  Tell your story in the letter. 

4.  Make it easy to donate.

5.  Follow up!

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Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

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QT4CM Episode 26

fundraising Feb 16, 2017

Do you know why your donors support you?

 

Anna Burns of the Great Commission Foundation gives us tips on keeping in touch with our supporting community.

Here are four reasons why a donor would want to support you…and keep on supporting you: 1. You cared enough to step out in faith and ask us.  2. You regularly communicate with us…in a way that makes it easy for us.  3. Your continual thanking us shows you really do value our partnership and feel it makes a difference in your ministry.  4. Keeping us aware of what is going on in your family’s life reinforces you consider our relationship to be personal, not just “ministerial.” 

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Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

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QT4CM Episode 24

fundraising Feb 02, 2017

Are you showing your donors consistent gratitude?

No matter how many donors you have — whether it’s ten or ten thousand — you should be thankful for them and that shouldn’t be a secret. Your donors should know how thankful you are. Reach out and thank them.

Anna Burns of the Great Commission Foundation gives us tips on keeping in touch with our supporting community.

If ministry workers actually invest in donor stewardship and prioritize their time, they will see a result back. They will have loyal donors. Schedule an hour of your time each week dedicated to donor stewardship. Write those personal letters. Ask how you can pray for them. Thank them for their support. Tell them stories about what you are doing that they have made possible.

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QT4CM Episode 22

fundraising Jan 26, 2017

Anna Burns of the Great Commission Foundation gives us tips on keeping in touch with our supporting community.

If ministry workers actually invest in donor stewardship and prioritize their time, they will see a result back. They will have loyal donors. Schedule an hour of your time each week dedicated to donor stewardship. Write those personal letters. Ask how you can pray for them. Thank them for their support. Tell them stories about what you are doing that they have made possible.

Click the green play button to listen:

  

Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

Click here for the "Ask Anna" article she referred to in this episode.

Click here to subscribe to Anna's Fundraising Tips newsletter.

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QT4CM Episode 20

fundraising Jan 19, 2017

Anna Burns gives us 5 tips to reframe our attitude about fundraising.

She asks the question — "Are you wrecking your fundraising by what you think about fundraising?" It is important to get rid of those negative thoughts and instead focus on what it looks like to be motivated by faith.  When you hear the word "fundraising," what is it that comes into your head? Is it negative? Is it positive? Do you have fear? Do you have anxiety? We need to understand our limiting beliefs and ask the Lord to give us a clear perspective on what fundraising is really about.   Click the green play button to listen: Anna Burns of The Great Commission Foundation gives us five tips to reframe our attitude about fundraising.

  1. Trust God
  2. Learn to Ask
  3. It is Partnership
  4. Make Time
  5. Be Bold.

  

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QT4CM Episode 17

fundraising Jan 12, 2017

Anna Burns talks about the number one question you should be asking your new donors.

That question is — "What moved you to give for the first time?"

Do you know what moved your donors to donate to you? Why did they give? Did they give because they support the ministry that you're doing or because they support you personally and whether you were working at this ministry or another ministry they would continue to support you? Knowing the answer to this question is one of the most powerful insights that you can ever gain from a donor. Anna outlines three reasons why you should ask this question as soon as possible. Click the green play button to listen:

  

Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

Click here for the "Ask Anna" article she referred to in this episode.

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QT4CM Episode 13

fundraising Dec 15, 2016

Anna Burns has a recommendation:

Reach out to your donors in a personal way by sending them a Christmas card. This is a simple way to say, "Hey, I'm thinking of you and wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas."


  

Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

Click here for the "Ask Anna" article she referred to in this episode.

Click here to subscribe to Anna's Fundraising Tips newsletter.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TGCFandFriends Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCommissionFoundation  


 


 

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QT4CM Episode 11

fundraising qt4cm Dec 08, 2016

Anna Burns answers this week's question — "It's so hard to get donors on board and then keep them interested in supporting my project. I seem to be losing supporters. How can I keep them donating?"

   


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Anna Burns is with The Great Commission Foundation.

Click here for the "Ask Anna" article she referred to in this episode.

Click here to subscribe to Anna's Fundraising Tips newsletter.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TGCFandFriends Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TheGreatCommissionFoundation  


   The background music featured on this podcast is by Christian musician Steve Bell and his producer and recording engineer Dave Zeglinski. It's called O Love and is...

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