Before we go into my Perpetual Church Fundraising Blueprint I must share with you some commonalities I have found amongst nearly all churches, large or small, when speaking about church fundraising ideas.
- There seems to always be more mission based wants or needs than resources.
- If they had more in the offering plate they could do so much more good.
- They don't want to ask the congregation for any more monetary giving, and everyone from Pastor down is SICK of the word FUNDRAISING.
When I consult with Churches and their Deacons, I always start with questions like, what is your mission? What is this church all about? Who do you serve? (other than the Lord), and WHAT DO YOU NEED? Yes! What does the Church need to the to grow its mission?
Time is valuable so I am going to share with you the basic strategy I share with all of our church partners.
How to structure something that.........
- Doesn't Cost Any Money Up Front.
- Involves as few staff or volunteer hours as possible?
- Generates Perpetual sources of funding without asking for more money from the same people.
Would we all agree those are some important goals, but not always easy to accomplish?
Church Fundraising Ideas DO NOT have to be Unpleasant
When bringing up the topic "Church Fundraising Ideas" to your tribe it DOES NOT have to be unpleasant.
Fundraising has gained a stigma due to the normal practices. They go something like this, "Hey Mr. Smith, will you help me get to church camp this summer by buying...." some overpriced candy, or some catalog with knick knacks that are overpriced as well.
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Here Comes The Plan
Hang in there because here comes the plan.
What we want to do is look at your goals for the monetary come up your church needs to tackle the untouchable mission needs. I am going to use a common scenario as an example so we can connect the dots
Your church is open year round so the strategy should be year round as well. Ever
My Top 3
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Sudz has now evolved to 4 distinct fundraising programs. They have setup one of the most flexible year round partner programs in the fundraising industry. You can choose to mix and match and run all programs simotaniuosly, or break them up and run them throughout the year.
Sudz launched their most recent 2 fundraising programs with Spiritwear and Kelly's Boutique. These 2 are added to the 2 order form traditional programs with the Route 40 Home & Wellness All Natural Fundraiser and the traditional laundry detergent fundraiser. This one makes our top 3 because of its ability to provide a diversity of products, and with the webstores churches can make money year round.
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