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About Mission Increase – AD USE ONLY

Mission Increase exists to help Gospel-centered, nonprofit organizations build capacity for ministry by providing biblically-based training, coaching, and consulting in fundraising. Mission Increase (MI) provides a unique combination of training, coaching, consulting, and strategic matching grants to local Christian nonprofits, enabling them to meet the pressing needs of those they serve so that ultimately more people in need are brought to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Since 1999, Mission Increase (MI) has trained — at no charge — thousands of Christian leaders, awarded grants worth more than $26 million, and leveraged more than $120 million in matching funds to support the vital work of these nonprofits.

About Our Training

At each of its communities across the United States, Mission Increase offers a training curriculum on fundraising topics essential to nearly every Christian nonprofit. Whether in workshops, one-to-one coaching or consulting with nonprofits, or through a matching grant, MI helps nonprofits understand that Biblical fundraising is a ministry opportunity, which provides a powerful tool that transforms their givers’ hearts.

Workshops – Our workshop curriculum offers a practical approach by applying solid, Biblical principles to such important topics as acquiring new givers, improving development practices, creating and implementing fundraising event and major gift programs, and many more. We offer workshops, as well as personal consultations, to train nonprofit leaders in a wide range of fundraising issues.

Coaching and Consulting – While the training covers a broad spectrum of fundraising and organizational issues facing Christian nonprofits, it cannot cover every contingency. For this reason, MI staff coach and consult one-to-one with nonprofit leaders, addressing particular organizational needs or concerns.

Matching Grants – MI will also invite nonprofits to continue building their fundraising capacity by giving them a matching grant based on the skills they have learned through consulting. If awarded a grant, the nonprofit is required to raise matching funds in an amount at least equal to the grant, creating greater leverage and multiplying the impact well beyond the initial grant. Most succeed. In fact, the average amount of matching funds is more than twice the amount of the foundation grant. Often, it’s four or five times as much.

Quarterly Training Emphases

First Quarter

Major Gifts

Second Quarter

Giver Acquisition Strategies

Third Quarter

Ministry Communications

Fourth Quarter

Ministry Leadership

Our Transformational Giving Philosophy

At the heart of Mission Increase’s work with Christian nonprofits is a biblical view of giving summarized in our “Ten Principles of Transformational Giving.” These Principles guide nonprofits toward a genuine understanding of fundraising as the building of a community, and away from simply asking for money to support their work. The community that is created between nonprofits and their champions, whom God uses to affect His Kingdom purposes, begins with love for others, faith in God’s provision, and a willingness to be led by the Holy Spirit.

Transformational giving begins as a response to God’s grace and results in an “overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:15 (ESV)

The Ten Principles of Transformational Giving

Principle 1

Transformational giving is based on the abundance and trustworthiness of God, not a theology of scarcity.

Principle 2

Every act of giving is first and foremost a statement about the faithfulness of God.

Principle 3

God invites people to be part of his work because of his desire to see them grow in him.

Principle 4

Giving time, talent, treasure, and testimony is a result of champions being comprehensively coached in the cause.

Principle 5

Ministry leaders have a dual calling to steward the mission and grow the people God brings.

Principle 6

The liberating nature of generosity means inviting champions to give is a sacred task that grows God’s kingdom.

Principle 7

Ministry leaders coach champions according to the degree of their personal ownership in the cause.

Principle 8

Champions connect with organizations primarily to enhance their mutual impact on the cause.

Principle 9

The relationship between champion and champion is as important as the relationship between champion and organization.

Principle 10

Champions are called to be a primary means of advancing the cause.

COACHING

COACHING

Want to learn more? Need help applying to your ministry? A free Mission Increase coaching account includes one-on-one and small group coaching with your local Area Director.

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