Recommended Reading for Fundraising
‘Daring to Live on the Edge: The Adventure of Faith and Finances’ by Loren Cunningham (Founder of Youth With A Mission)
‘Friend Raising: Building a Missionary Support Team that Lasts’ by Betty Barnett, a YWAMer. She underlines the relational aspect of working together to see ministry accomplished.
‘The Spirituality of Fundraising’ by Henri Nouwen – A “must read” to understand God’s heart and perspective on partnering to do ministry – “fundingraising is first and foremost a form of ministry”. Website Henri Nouwen
‘Wealth, Riches and Money’ by Craig Hill and Earl Pitts – a biblical understanding of God’s purposes for money, how we are influenced by the spirit of mammon, how to live within a “closed budget”.
‘The God Ask’ by Steve Shadrach
‘Self-supporting Ministry’ by Kevin Colyer, a YWAMer.
www.YouCaring.com: is a place where you can have a fundraising web page for free to raise money for projects
www.askingmatters.com: you can find out what your asking style is plus other resources
www.supportraisingsolutions.org: tools and resources for raising support
www.stewardship.org.uk/resources/budgetbuilder – you can create a budget here, online, store it online, and use it to help manage your money.
www.stewardship.org.uk/resources/resources – many good resources and information (U.K.)
http://servingcommunication.wordpress.com/budget-expenses-spreadsheet/ – a free budget and expenses worksheet created by a missionary