How to Fundraise for Missions | YWAM TYLER

How to Fundraise for Missions | YWAM TYLER


redo again I had so much energy before
okay hi I’m Olivia VerKilen and I’m a missionary with Youth With A Mission
in Tyler Texas so you’re watching this video because you are fundraising for a
discipleship training school a missions trip or another training school and I
want to give you some tips tricks and ideas about how to make your fundraising
more effective so first I want to just explain a little bit more about how
fundraising is the beginning of your ministry so your ministry begins when
you ask people to partner with you and invest in what you’re going to be doing
in your foreign nation or in your training school so the first thing that
you need to do to be able to align your heart with what that is going to be is
to pray and ask God God I want vision for this next season of my life whether
that be a short-term mission trip a long-term training school or whatever it
is that you’re going to be needing funds for you want to ask God specifically for
his vision in his heart for that time in your life because he knows better than
any of us do what that’s going to look like so once you have vision and you
understand what goals and expectations God has for you then you can begin to
share with people those specific things and you can say God told me he’s going
to work on this in my life or you know that you’re going to be ministering to a
specific people group and God’s broken your heart for them so that you can
invest in them more wholeheartedly because he’s given you his heart which
is astronomically bigger than ours so now that we’ve talked about that a
little bit and how to get the heart behind fundraising I have a couple ideas
and tips for you to use so first I would definitely say that meeting with people
face-to-face is the most effective way to have people understand your goals in
your ministry and to just have them be able to dialogue with you about what
you’re going to be doing so you can meet with churches you can
with your pastor your family your friends you can be with anybody that
just God puts on your heart or people that you just logically think hey
they’ve know me they love me they probably want to invest in this area of
my life another way that you can contact people is to call them so say your uncle
or somebody that you know lives five states away and it’s just not possible
to see them before your trip begins give them a call and just explain to them
what God is doing and how they can be a partner in investing in the ministry
that he’s doing another awesome way that you can reach out to people and like a
large group is to use social media this days there’s so much that we can use via
Instagram Facebook snapchat even to tell people about what we’re doing so many
people see your life just through their screen on their phone so you use it to
your advantage like tell people about it through a video through posting one
thing I caution you with is just not over posting you want people to be
interested in what you’re doing but you don’t want it to be annoying to them so
invite people with your posting in your videos use that as a platform to get
people engaged to ask you more questions and to learn more about what you’re
doing and then this way also people can see what you’re doing after once you’ve
done the mission trip once you’ve done the training school you can use this as
a way to say hey this is what you invested into or this is the thing that
I was talking about and this is what God did other ways that people can reach a
larger number of people is through newsletters so there are a couple
different programs that you can use that allow you to make very aesthetically
pleasing newsletters one way is to just use pages on your computer otherwise you
can also use canva which is a website that helps you design your whole entire
newsletter and it’s just super convenient and easy to use
another fundraising option is Fund The Nations it’s a t-shirt company that
designs a t-shirt for you that you can sell so people buy your t-shirt and you
get part of the proceeds to go toward your missions trip or to your
discipleship training school and of course God has gifted you with skills
some people know how to paint some people know how to bake some people are
musically talented use those things that God has given you to fundraise God if
you’re amazing at cooking put on a dinner and invite people to come and
invest into you if you’re an amazing painter sell your paintings online
there’s so many things that you can do with the skills that you have for not a
high cost it might take time but if you are truly invested in the vision that
God has given you for this time it’s gonna be worth it and this is also a
very important bit of advice it’s almost like I’m not even advising you I’m
telling you you have to do this when people invest in what you’re doing you
have to thank them gratitude is such a big part in the kingdom of God and he
wants us to be grateful for the people who are in our lives that are investing
in us so send thank-you notes after your backs show them pictures make a video do
things that just allow people to see the fruit of what they invested in – it’s so
important and it’s so valuable and people appreciate it so much so as you
build your network of people this might not be your last mission trip you don’t
know what God has in store for you in the future so you have this network that
understand that when they invest into you you will show them what they have
invested into and that’s so valuable and so important and it makes them feel
valued and like they were a part of it because they were they were a part of it
as much as you were being there thank you so much for watching this video
if there’s anything that I mentioned that is an online platform there will be
a link below and you can also leave questions and comments or anything that
you’ve done that has helped you fundraise so that people can come to
this and have it be a platformer for how to learn thank
you

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