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Where Are You Going And How Are You Going To Get There?

April 2008
By: Ron Haas
Will Rogers once said, "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Do you feel like your center is pointed in the right direction but not moving forward as quickly as you would like? Maybe it's time to dust off your strategic plan and re-energize your board, staff...
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How to Give? Let's Count the Ways!

January 2008
By: Ron Haas
Gold, frankincense, and myrrh ... two mites ... five loaves and two fishes ... an alabaster jar of expensive perfume ... and a new, unused tomb. All these sacrificial gifts were given in spiritual acts of worship for the glory of God.God loves cheerful givers and wants His children to excel in the g...
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Building Major Donor Relationships

October 2007
By: Ron Haas
Major donors give to people they know and trust. The more confidence they have in you and your ministry, the more likely it is that your organization will rise to the top of their giving list. Cultivation comes in two phases. Before a donor makes an initial gift, your strategy is to introduce new fr...
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Makin' a List, Checkin' It Twice

January 2006
By: Ron Haas
I recently went through an interesting process with my mother. She was doing some estate planning and wondered what would be the best way to choose which organizations she should include in her charitable giving. My mother is a faithful believer who is very interested in being a good steward of the ...
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Sponsorship or Stewardship? There is a Difference

October 2005
By: Ron Haas
Will you sponsor me at five dollars per mile for Life Walk?""Would you underwrite a table at our fundraising banquet?""Will you purchase an advertisement in the book commemorating our tenth anniversary?""Would you sponsor a hole at our golf outing?"Sponsorship is a favorite fundraising tool of many ...
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Big Rock Fundraising

January 2005
By: Ron Haas
In his book, First Things First, Steven Covey shares a story about a seminar instructor who used some simple props (an empty jar and a few rocks) to illustrate his point about setting priorities. "How many rocks do you think will fit into this jar?" the instructor asked. After a few guesses from the...
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