I get asked a lot about raising support to hire more staff. Sometimes the support will go towards hiring an administrative assistant, sometimes a development director and other times it is for a programs director or general staff member. I’m often told that raising support for “salaries” or “operations” is really hard. I couldn’t agree more. Who wants to pay for YOU to have an assistant when in many cases they themselves are feeling overwhelmed at work and would love to have their own assistant.

The paradigm is completely wrong. Fundraising is never about the position you are trying to fill – it is ALWAYS about the impact you are having and will have in the future. People won’t be inspired to pay for salary, but they will be inspired to pay for impact. That is why it is so important to monetize your mission and connect their giving to impact – not to expenses. If you can’t express the difference your next hire will have on your organization’s impact, you probably aren’t ready to fill the position and you definitely aren’t ready to raise the money.

At Ministry Ventures, we have helped hundreds of leaders expand their team in a sustainable way through our coaching process. If you are feeling that your team needs to grow for you to reach your goals, we can help. I want to personally invite you to sign up for our Fall coaching group which will give you the tools you need to raise your next 10, 15, 50 or even 100K and grow your joy in leading your ministry.

What are you waiting for? I’ve raised some scholarship funds to help ministry leaders that are not content with the status quo break through. To apply for a $500 scholarship for our Fall 2018 Virtual Group Coaching program, click here. 

Fall 2018 Virtual Group Coaching Starts September 26th! 


Questions? Contact me anytime!

Mike Flink, Executive Director