LEAD Graduates Making an Impact: SOAR Ministries

For nineteen years, SOAR (Serving Others and Rejoicing) has facilitated custom short term international and domestic mission trips for churches, schools, college groups and individuals around the country.  In addition to handling all the logistics for these mission experiences, they also provide six months of training before the event for cultural and spiritual preparation of the participants. Keri Duncan, Executive …

Ministry in Training: Promise 686

Promise 686 mobilizes and equips Churches to care for vulnerable children. They work with churches to train and organize passionate volunteers to serve foster families. This strategy involves forming partnerships between local churches, private child placing agencies, and Division of Family and Children Services. Ty Bryant is Vice President at Promise 686 where his focus has been on recruiting churches …

A Recent Ministry Graduate: Square Foot Ministry

Square Foot Ministry has been serving the Fayette County/Peachtree City area for 16 years.  For the last 5 years they have been focused in Griffin, GA. Square Foot Ministry is a construction ministry that builds homes and encourages home ownership for low income working families in Griffin, Ga. In addition to building the home, they will hold a 20 year …

Free E-Book on Marketing Your Next Fundraiser

Nonprofit Library is offering a free e-book on “Tips and Strategies for Marketing Your Next Fundraiser. Topics covered include: How to Add Urgency Without Being Pushy Marketing Your Fundraising Event Easy ways to promote your fundraiser on Facebook I like the way they keep things simple and actionable… click here to download your own copy.

Are you and your Board Chair effectively communicating?

BoardSource has developed a FAQ for Board Chair and Executive Director Communications. Some of the key takeaways are: Agree in advance on frequency and types of communications Try and meet in person once a month. I have found there is nothing like fact to face meetings to build relationships. Have an agenda for each meeting. This is a great discipline …

Congratulations to Class 20 on Their Graduation

Congratulations to our latest graduating class.  Front Row (L to R) Monica Clarke (Operation Snatchback), Irene Wong (AMIS), Melinda Wilson and Keri Duncan (SOAR Ministries).  Back Row (L to R) Ron Green (Operation Snatchback), John and Kim Maniaci  (Walk of Faith House), Christi Gordy (Canopy Life Academy), and Larry Witherspoon (Automotive Training Center) We also appreciate our panel of experts …

Class 20 Prepares for Graduation with Dry Run

Thanks to our panel who provided constructive feedback on our presentations.  From Right to Left are Bill Ginn, Angela Naphin, Bob Negri, Bill Serravezza, Shelli Keagle, and Susan Turpen.  Each of our Class 20 ministries gave a ten minute presentation, then received feedback from the panel on how to make more impact. Our next step is graduation, on May 30, …

Donors Not as Concerned About Overhead as Believed

Grey Matters Research recently reported: “Most American charitable donors feel the typical non-profit organization spends too much on overhead, administration, and fundraising (the “overhead ratio”).  The average donor considers 19% spent on overhead to be a reasonable limit, but believes the typical charity spends 28%. At the same time, donors often have no idea what their favorite charity actually spends …

Board Fundraising Responsibilities

A recurring question is what is the role of the Board in Fundraising for your organization. BoardSource addressed this in a post that suggests adopting a formal fundraising policy.  They also provide a suggested policy that covers duties of board members as individuals and as a board. For the complete BoardSource post, and a downloadable PDF, click here.