Never Do Fundraising Again
You Really Can Transform Donors into Lifelong Partners
Does the thought of raising your support cause you stress? This book will give you tools to transform the stress and drudgery of fundraising into a joyful part of your ministry and enjoy freedom from worry about financial needs.
Discover how to convert one-time gifts into lifetime partnerships when you are fundraising. Learn how to motivate people to want to support your ministry so you maintain full support. Change your perspective on partnership development from drudgery into a joyful ministry.
In this practical, biblical book you will discover how to:
- Employ effective communication skills—both written and verbal
- Transform the stress and drudgery of fundraising into a joyful ministry
- Utilize proven strategies to spend less time, effort and money to maintain full support
- Cultivate life-long ministry partners and close friends
- Inspire your partners to become your best recruiters for more support
- Enjoy freedom from worry about your financial needs
Never Do Fundraising Again contains proven strategies and skills for building and maintaining your support. Gaylyn and Ken Williams, a father-daughter team, wrote Never Do Fundraising Again. They give proven strategies to spend less time and effort on fundraising but with greater success. Experience the amazing power of gratitude and God’s promised provision from two lifelong missionaries.
This is part of the series: The Toolbox for Effective Missionaries
Equipping missionaries to change lives for the Kingdom
Missionaries face unique challenges. The powerful biblical strategies in this series have been proven worldwide for over 40 years, with more than 40,000 believers in 80 countries.
What people are saying about this book:
“This book reflects our core belief about the types of relations needed for sustainable, effective work (and life in general). True friendships are lifelong treasures. And true friends make great ministry partners! Thanks for helping us understand resource realities (finances) in light of relational resiliency (friendships). Your use of metaphors, examples, Scripture and suggestions really help to make the material practical.”
—Dr. Kelly O’Donnell and Dr. Michèle Lewis O’Donnell, Consulting Psychologists, Member Care Associates, Inc.
“This book is a wonderful description of biblical partnership for ministry! Gaylyn and Ken share a very practical and God-honoring lifestyle of relating to ministry partners that goes far beyond fundraising. I heartily recommend this resource to all involved in ministry today.”
—Paul Lere, International Training Partners
“I was amazed by this book, because it is so practical—it works, and it is the right way to do these things. Dick and I have believed and practiced these principles of partner relationships throughout our missionary career. We learned them from you, Ken! Thank you for laying them out so clearly in this book.”
—Laura Mae Gardner, D.Min., International Training Consultant for Wycliffe Bible Translators
“An outstanding book, applying Biblical principles to partner development in Christian missions. I recommend this book for all missionaries — with the goal that we may return to God’s plan in building a team for effective outreach to a world in need of the Savior.”
—Ken Royer, D.Min., Director of Pastoral Care, Link Care Center Fresno, California
“This book is a must read, if you are a missionary, no matter if you have just begun fundraising or have been doing it for a long time! Ken and Gaylyn’s principles are practical, biblical, immediately implemented and all about ministry in the lives of our faithful financial and prayer partners.”
—Jane Neiswender, Wycliffe Missionary for thirty-eight years.
“It has been a joy to learn from these giants who attend so beautifully to their ministry partners. May those who read this workbook carefully consider its godly principles of partner-caring.”
—Dick and Vicki Gascho, Greater Europe Mission
“This book is tangible evidence of Ken and Gaylyn’s commitment to Scripture. This book is thoroughly biblical, and chock-full of Scripture. Their ideas and suggestions are so biblically based. The book is also thoroughly practical. There are enough ideas to keep one busy for a lifetime. It is with much joy (one of Ken’s and Gaylyn’s favorite words) that I recommend this book to everyone who is called by God to discover and serve together with partners.”
—Dr. and Mrs. Jim Van Meter, with Paraclete Mission Group
“Early in our time with Wycliffe we clearly learned from Ken Williams that partnership development is not about money … it’s about building and maintaining personal relationships. It’s about ministering to those God brings across our paths! It’s more about ‘giving’ than ‘getting.’ We are excited to see these principles now in print! And this book contains many more ideas and examples of ministering to your partnership team than he shared with us back then. We have learned from and been mentored by one who truly invests in the lives of his partners!”
—Dr. Jim and Jan Holsclaw, Wycliffe Bible Translators
“Knowing the best way to communicate with our partners has really made a difference for me and my husband as we get started on the field. It’s surprisingly how these simple principles make such a large impact.”
—Sue Ellen Whalin, New Missionary with Fuel International
“This is an amazing book and is so motivating. It is so easy to read. It was hard for me to even put down! You have done a remarkable job! One of the things that also gave so much credence to this book is how each point is supported not only by the Scripture but also by experience. I believe that this book has the opportunity to challenge and revolutionize the whole arena of raising support for ministries. I pray that people the world around will learn the importance of partnering with supporters and seeing them as an integral part of their ministry. As a child and young adult, I saw this in my parent’s ministry and appreciated the deep, lifelong friendships that they made! They lived a true example of this book.”
—Joy Coker, Business Owner and Ministry Partner
“Thank you for allowing me to read this book. It is more about relationships than anything else. I was just sitting here thanking God that I am able to help you in different ways than in just money.”
—Rubin Paxton, Ministry Partner