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The Nehemiah Vision Model, pt 2

When a leader thinks about launching a new vision, I recommend the story of Nehemiah be considered. It is found in his self-titled book in the Bible. It is not the only biblical model of visionary leadership, but I find it to be both compelling and practical for leaders to consider. In Part 1 [...]

The Nehemiah Vision Model, pt 22022-03-02T21:21:44-06:00

The Nehemiah Vision Model, pt 1

As you lead your media ministry there are likely times you may think it is time for a new vision. Questions then come up such as how would we pay for the increased costs, how will staff play a role, and what results do we hope a new vision might deliver. There are good [...]

The Nehemiah Vision Model, pt 12022-03-02T21:28:03-06:00

Priority ONE for 2022

Listen to this post now: In a recent edition of her “3 Things for Thursday” newsletter, social media engagement genius Lori Lewis said that if there’s one thing you do new in 2022, it’s to make short-form, vertical video a priority (think TikTok.) TikTok has now overtaken YouTube in US average [...]

Priority ONE for 20222022-01-05T17:32:17-06:00

Six Tips for Year-End Giving

The last week of the year is such a productive and effective time to raise money for your ministry. One-third of all giving happens in December, and 12% happens on the last 3 days of the year. So having a plan to make the most of those critical last few days of the year [...]

Six Tips for Year-End Giving2021-12-17T13:26:06-06:00

The Giving Grid

Over the last few months, our Vidare Creative team has been sharing insights and thoughts about what we heard from the speakers at our Fundraising21 conference in Nashville in July. I don’t know if this is against the rules or anything, but I’m going to share a little more on my own presentation I [...]

The Giving Grid2021-11-15T19:55:20-06:00

5 Keys to Gain & Retain Recurring Donors

They’ve heard the right song at the right time. They’ve been encouraged and inspired by your personalities. And when you ask them to give a financial gift, they are compelled to respond. Are you making it as simple as possible for your listeners to give a recurring gift and keep on giving?  Here are [...]

5 Keys to Gain & Retain Recurring Donors2021-11-01T20:44:09-05:00

Being Small is NOT an Excuse

Even though Fundraising21 was over two months ago, there was something that I heard from speaker Alan Mason that I can’t seem to get out of my head:  Being small is NOT an excuse! Years ago, I was stuck in the “only way I know I’ve arrived in Christian radio is to make it [...]

Being Small is NOT an Excuse2021-10-19T00:30:28-05:00

The Magic of Mid-Level Engagement

I enjoyed listening to Mike Meyers at Fundraising 21. Mike engaged the attendees in two sessions. I loved his “Maximized Mid-Level Giving, 9 Keys to Growing Your Mid-level Donor Program” session. Mike taught us why organizations should focus on mid-level donors, the profile of a mid-level donor, how to identify your mid-level donors, and [...]

The Magic of Mid-Level Engagement2021-10-04T15:13:11-05:00

Can You Feel It?

As I look back on all the smart people we heard from during Fundraising21, I’ve been trying to single out one bit of information that stood out to me. That’s been a hard task. But as I was looking back at the presentations, something Alan Mason said resonated with me. It was actually a [...]

Can You Feel It?2021-09-21T12:04:20-05:00

Fundraising is Personal

“In a way, the world is a great liar. It shows you it worships and admires money, but at the end of the day it doesn't. It says it adores fame and celebrity, but it doesn't, not really. The world admires, and wants to hold on to, and not lose, goodness. It admires virtue. [...]

Fundraising is Personal2021-09-06T21:02:35-05:00
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