Design Inspirational Large-Scale Fundraising Events
Large-Scale Fundraising Events
Major gifts are a key component to your organization’s fundraising efforts. This workshop will help you develop a plan for how to:
- Identify major gifts
- Nurture relationships
- Make the ask
- Steward the gifts (and givers)
Start with Prayer
Prayer is at the beginning, the middle, and then end of major gifts planning. Pause for a moment and reflect on the relationships God has blessed you with: friends, family, church members, neighbors, business associates, etc.
Note: This info is not shared publicly, but please use initials or shorthand for privacy
Mary Magdalene: The Disciple Who Provided
In this Bible study, we see what Mary Magdalene received from Jesus, what Mary gave Jesus, but most importantly we see that Mary and Jesus were together.
The plan is the for. The ask is the from. The relationship is the with. All three are important in donor acquisition. We learn the key to the relationship that Mary had with Jesus was that she was present with Jesus. She would then be encouraged and then would encourage others. Lastly, she would be blessed and thereby be a blessing to others. (Be P.E.B.: Be Present, Be Encouraged, Be Blessed!)
“Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him. 2) and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3) and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.”
Luke 8:1-3 ESV
The Large-Scale Fundraising Events workshop includes a workbook to guide your learning. You can use the printed version provided by your AD or this digital version.
Click here to download a copy of the workbook PDF.
Tell Us What What You Need
This summer’s workshop is on the fundraising stream of Annual Fundraising Plans. Tell us what you’ve done, what’s working, and where you need help so we can design this upcoming workshop for you!
As intentional, Kingdom-focused leaders, we want to prioritize making disciples through our work.
Building Your Fundraising Team
Be sure to transfer any work you did in our Major Gifts spreadsheet tool into your organization’s CRM (if you have one). We don’t want you to lose any insight you may have gleaned in the workshop activity!
Major Gifts Plan
Your Area Director will review your draft plan and can provide helpful feedback to help you put it into action.
NOTE: You may choose to use initials for donor names to protect privacy.
Major Gifts Plan UploadUpload a draft of your Major Gifts plan for review by your AD.
Schedule a Coaching Appointment
Reserve time to meet with your Area Director to discuss your Major Gifts Plan, or get additional coaching.