1. What are the potential benefits of supercharging creation vs. evolution fundraising?
2. What are the best fundraising strategies for non-profits?
3. What fundraising skills would our Question Evolution! Campaign group need to learn to optimize fundraising effrorts?
We know that evolutionism cannot withstand cross-examination. The biochemist Dr. Duane Gish, who endorsed the Question Evolution! Campaign, consistently won his 300+ public debates with evolutionists. And with the aid of increased fundraising the critical examination of Darwinism is going to occur on a much wider scale.
Creation of a fundraising team is off to an excellent start
An articulate gentleman with a divinity degree who is very zealous for the biblical creation cause and for evangelism has expressed a strong interest in engaging in fundraising for one of our Question Evolution! Campaign group's major initiatives (see: Our group's plan, strategy and tactics for advancing the Question Evolution! Campaign). In fact, he wants to have a discussion this upcoming weekend related to putting together a fundraising team. He has a proven track record of being able to raise funds for a ministry.
Eugenie Scott's BIG mistake
In January of 2012, the atheist and evolutionist Eugenie Scott made a comment that creationist groups were not well funded and had poor access to the media. That was a big mistake! It stirred up a fire in our group to up the ante and engage in fundraising in a big way. It also fired up a passion within our group to develop expertise in reaching the public through new media, mass media, news media and other channels.
Apparently, Eugenie Scott believes we still live in the days before conservative media outlets, the internet and powerful Christian public relations firms. Those days are over! The widespread dissemination of the secular left unfriendly movies Obama's America', The Passion of Christ and Expelled: No Intelligence Involved prove those days are over.
Past creationist and anti-evolution fundraising efforts
Recently, Answers In Genesis erected a 27 million dollar creation museum. In 2007, the intelligent design organization the Discovery Institute reported having an operating budget of 4.7 million dollars. The movie Expelled: No Intelligence Involved had a total production and marketing budget of $12 million.
Well executed and diligent Christian fundraising
Despite the current economic climate, I believe that there is a lot of funds available for Christian/creation groups who engage in worthy projects - especially when it comes to evangelism.
It does require the diligent and judicious use of manpower though in order to consistently meet fundraising objectives. This week we are seeking the advice/assistance of an experienced Christian fundraising professional with a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification.
Paying the price and doing what it takes
We will do what it takes to raise enough funds to make a big difference in the creation vs. evolution war. Contact major donors who have given funds to Christian causes in the past? We'll contact them! Write Christian grants? We'll do it! At any given time there are about 200-300 grants available for Christian evangelism. Internet fundraising? We'll do it. Contact friends, family and churches? We'll contact them! I know I will. I am not shy! If necessary, I will get a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification.
We want to create a fundraising juggernaut! Why? To sit in some corner office with plush carpeting? No, to put an end to the creation vs. evolution conflict by ending it in our favor. Our grassroots Question Evolution! Campaign isn't going to stop until evolutionary belief totally collapses in the world.
Excellent books on fundraising
we mentioned studying fundraising strategies and techniques.
Below is a recommended reading list we compiled for those who are interested:
1. Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work
2. The Everything Grant Writing Book: Create the perfect proposal to raise the funds you need
3. Relationship Fundraising: A Donor Based Approach to the Business of Raising Money
4. Fundraising on the Internet: The ePhilanthropyFoundation.org's Guide to Success Online
5. People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities
6. The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to Raising Thousands(If Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars With Email
7. Fundraising When Money Is Tight: A Strategic and Practical Guide to Surviving Tough Times and Thriving in the Future
8. Nonprofit Internet Strategies: Best Practices for Marketing, Communications, and Fundraising Success
"We may take it then that an army...without provisions it is lost; without bases of supply it is lost." - Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Question Evolution! Campaign
15 questions for evolutionists
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15
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