Dater's Ed Fundraising Program for Churches:
If any organization can fundraise, it’s a church – most people have a hard time saying no to giving to God, and that’s great for upkeep and general expenses that a church has. Churches run almost solely on donations, and many require their members to give if they can, every Sunday, without fail. However, this sometimes isn’t enough to fix the leaky roof or to install a new stained-glass window. Here’s where church fundraisers come into play – they generate the extra funds to ensure that the church stays a house of God and not a broken-down shack.
However, one of the biggest problems a church has is that people do give every Sunday and don’t see why they should have to give more. What a priest or minister has to do is convince the parishioners of the need for more money beyond what they already give. This is not part of their weekly tithes, and it is a voluntary donation, which may make people feel less coerced. The tithes pay for things like the minister’s salary, the church mortgage, utilities and the general maintenance of the church. You need to make this distinction clear or you are going to have a lot of people wondering why they should have to give more than the Biblical “ten percent”.
Another way to encourage participation is through a cooperative fundraising program that is tied to something of intrinsic value, like the information offered through Dater's Ed. We have a Church Fundraiser Program that is combined with our Workshops that make it not only a unique fundraising event, it also provides invaluable information that all your parents with teens need anyway!
Please contact me to discuss your fundraiser in more detail.