Funding the Mission

10 Latest Auction Trends

Auction Season Approaches For some people August is the start of the school month… for fundraising staff, it’s the start of the fall auction season! As some of our schools look to October through December to operate their dinner/auctions and golf outings, others will start working with their committees and start to plan their spring… Read more »

Fundraising Quotes to Live By

For those of you that have seen my presentation “From Bake Sales to Philanthropy” know that I like using quotes. Quotes from the Bible, from Martin Luther and other theologians, from other fundraising professionals, even from political figures and celebrities. Quotes have a way of “personalizing” a concept. I just recently was in a meeting… Read more »

Book Club for Church and School Fundraising Success

“If you religious people ever get smart about fundraising, the rest of us may be in trouble.” — United Way official to author, William “Bill” Enright Sometime around  Christmas I had the opportunity to read a new book entitled, “Kitchen Table Giving” by William “Bill” Enright. Written by a pastor for pastors, Bill was the… Read more »

The Paradox of Giving

I have been building the fundraising library of The Lutheran Schools Partnership and recently added The Paradox of Generosity, a book that can be summed up in one sentence: “Those who give their resources away receive them back in return.” As the introduction states, “The paradox of generosity should not be surprising.” There are  numerous… Read more »