“Fundraising is a necessary evil.”
“I hate asking people for money.”
“I feel like I’m always begging.”
“I just am not connected with people with money!”
Any of this sound familiar…or maybe way too familiar!? Larry Lloyd have been in the nonprofit ministry arena for 41 years and been to just about every ‘fundraising’ seminar or workshop under the sun..from grant writing to planned giving and everything in between. Much of what has been taught over the years has been helpful, some not so much. Memphis Leadership Foundation, along with colleague, Rev. Eric Foley, have put together a workshop and hands on learning series called Transformational Giving.
This approach is truly, well, transformational. Based on sound biblical principles, the intent is to move donors from passive donors to champions of the ministry God has called us to. Participants over the last five years found the material to be a breath of fresh air in a field that is becoming increasingly competitive and unfortunately more manipulative than redemptive.
Ministry is not about us, not even remotely so! It’s not even about our organization. It’s about growing God’s kingdom in our city. God has all the resources necessary to carry out His agenda His way. Our organizations are platforms that He uses to accomplish that mission and the volunteers, donors and board members are the primary means by which God will grow our capacity. We are not competing, by the way, with one another. We are all partners, working together in the common cause of the Gospel.
The Transformational Giving Workshop series is a paradigm shift for many. You won’t learn how to write a ‘slicker newsletter’ or when best to drop an ‘appeal letter.’ We all know that stuff! Instead you will learn how God calls his people to carry out His will in our world and how we as ministry leaders are called to grow our volunteers (donors, board members, tutors, etc.) into champions for the cause of the Gospel. It’s transformational because not only will our supporters be better positioned to grow in grace, but our organizations will build capacity as well.
We are now recruiting our class for 2017/18. The workshop is designed for executive directors of nonprofits serving the city, directors of development, board members, and key staff of an organization that have development responsibilities. We promise you a wonderfully challenging experience, training that is very different than most fund raising seminars you’ve been to.
We limit our cohorts to a maximum of 12 participants. In addition to the workshops and learning labs, Larry is also available to you and your organization as a ‘consultant’ as you apply the Transformational Giving paradigm to your ministry.
Fill out the form and return it to Larry Lloyd at email@example.com
For more information call Larry at 901-725-3113.