Raising support can be awkward, especially if you’ve never done it before. The main thing understand and remember is: Support raising gives others the opportunity to also be a part of missions, and your trip in particular. Support raising gives God the opportunity to bless and confirm your calling through the gifts and prayers of others. There are many ways to raise support (car washes, bake sales, etc.), but the most common is the PERSONAL SUPPORT LETTER. You can also distribute support letters through email, use an online crowd-funding service, print and mail out hardcopies, or even hand-deliver them. Regardless of which method(s) you use, let’s walk through the three basic steps for getting it done: Step 1 – The List Compile a list of names of friends, family, co-workers, fellow church members, etc. Collect emails and/or mailing addresses for each name. Most people can come up with 30 – 50 names. If not, grab a cup of coffee, go back, think harder ...

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Here are a few examples of fundraising letters that have worked successfully. These would work for sponsorship requests, support letters or when you're looking to raise support for a specific mission trip or outreach. Feel free to use and customize as needed. Example #1 Dear Friend, Last summer, Bob and I went to Alaska. The year before, the Caribbean. This summer, (location), (country) wasn’t necessarily next up on our “bucket list” but Bob and I decided that we wanted to make our summer vacation about more than just a good time. We wanted to use our talents and energies to serve others and make a difference. Through (organization), we will be joining a team on a two week mission trip to (country). (Organization) is simply amazing! They provide food, clothes, education, surgeries, medical services and love to refugee and orphaned children. (Organization) runs the (name), a school and home for orphans. They run medical clinics throughout the ...

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We have put together an extensive libary to help you get your team organized,  raise funds, and keep everyone in the loop. Click Here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoMissionMinder/videos for more information. Topics include: Adding Assistants and Setting Permission Levels Adding or Copying Team Members to Trips Building and Using Online Team Applications Creating a MissionMinder Account for Your Organization Entering Support Checks and Cash Generating Reports and Exporting Data How Team Members Login & How To Reset Password How to Activate Online Fundraising How to Donate Online How to Raise Support Online with Your Personal Fundraising Page Logging Into and Using Your WePay Account Managing Project Files and Documents Managing Your Settings on the Admin Page Managing Your Team To-Do Checklist Posting Important Trip Information and FAQs QuickStart Guide for Team Leaders Raising Funds for Whole Team vs Individuals Sending Support Updates to Team Members Sending Team Emails and Text Messages Setting Team Member Support Raising ...

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For many, coming up with the money needed to go on a Missions Trip is a challenge and a huge step of faith. Over the years we have seen God’s faithfulness to provide for many individuals and families. Do not let this be the one thing that holds you back from going. Listed below are some helpful suggestions regarding fundraising: A Solid Foundation How hypocritical would it be to expect God to bless you financially in terms of going on a mission trip while you are robbing God in your tithes. The firm foundation from which you can expect God to bless you in terms of fundraising is knowing that you are being obedient to give to the Lord what is His. Being a faithful giver in terms of tithes and offerings creates a firm foundation from which you can then expect God to provide for your missions venture. Personal Support Letters Personal support letters sent to family, friends, co-workers and even your employer is ...

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For most people, raising support for their first mission is something they agonize over because they’ve never done it before. For the rest of us, its something we agonize over because we have done it before. It takes discipline to buckle-down and write the text of your support letter, but the next steps you take are pretty important in determining what kind of response you will get. Here are 6 proven tips to help increase donor repossess from your support raising letter. Keep your support letter limited to one piece of paper, preferably the front side only, and use at least 11-point font and 1.25 line spacing. It is more inviting and easier to read un-crowded text. Make sure your letter includes pictures. At a minimum, one of you, and one related to where you are going. Include captions with the pictures that clearly say that you are going on a mission trip. Probably less than half of your recipients ...

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