Fund raising: Need money for a mission trip?

Fund-raiser ideas for short-term mission trip teams and individuals

Guiding thoughts

1. Begin by being an intercessor.
2. Devote yourself to the task. Give time to it.
3. Be confident (If God has called you; He has also called the resources).
4. See yourself as a vision setter, not a fund raiser. Be an educator.

Adapted from material by Rob Martin of First Fruits foundation
 

Fund raiser ideas based on material by Kevin Paszalek, Houston (TX) Southway Community Church

This is the short form. Click here to go to an expanded form

Building financial support through the mail

  1. On the average, $2500 can be raised through well-written letters sent to about 75 people who know you: family members and friends
  2. Some groups prepare a fund raising letter in an electronic format so participants can easily personalize it [ more info ] [ sample letters ]
  3. Spread the word widely; don't limit the letters to Christian friends and family.
  4. Send thank-you letters for every financial gift. Sometimes, "thank you" notes will even bring follow-up financial gifts

How local churches can help come up with the needed money

  1. Give official blessing or sanction
  2. Publicize the trip
  3. Provide direct financial support
  4. Organize fund raising events within the church

Other ideas

  1. Tap2Fund tee shirts
  2. Car Wash: Sell car wash coupons [ more info ]
  3. Collect old cell phones
  4. Percentage of purchases people make through an online site
  5. Organize dinners or dinner theaters and sell tickets
  6. Chicken catching [ more info ]
  7. Hold giant garage/rummage sale
  8. Sell barbecue
  9. Organize and teach an Internet beginners' course[ more info ]
  10. Sell tubs of frozen cookie dough
  11. Find a restaurant that will donate part of the cost of a meal or provide meal
  12. Sell restaurant meal tickets
  13. Sell discount cards
  14. Car-hopping for tips
  15. Sell soap and other fair trade items made by African villagers or contact info@zambiansoap.com ]
  16. Set up a website at youcansend.me For $10 a month, you get a personalized fund-raising website to share with friends and family.
  17. Sell IV7 disinfectant. To get to fund-raising video, click on "Mission" at bottom of page and then click on panel that has a chess piece with a cross on it. Or contact Victoria Pate 870-447-2611 gillisv@windstream.net

The joy of giving

NextOne story of how giving to people going on mission trips brings joy [ read more ]

SNU missions course materials and syllabi

Cultural Anthropology    Introduction to Missions    Linguistics    Missions Strategies    Modern Missionary Movement (History of  Missions)    Nazarene Missions    Church Growth and Christian Missions    Theology of Missions    Traditional Religions    World Religions
 
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