The Last Few Weeks Missions Fair Info Sessions DISCOVER Commitment Week
Devotional Thought Scott Sager Vice President for Church Services
Dinner Poppy Seed Chicken Mac & Cheese Green Beans Banana Pudding
General Reminders Deposit adjustments for this year (and other policies) Turn in your “No” list Team Leaders web page training recaps Final exams 12/6 – 12/12 Waivers in team meetings BRE’s are here!
Team Building Dinner discussion Building Healthy Team Dynamics Team building activities to utilize with your teams Maggie Lewis Motivational Team Builder
Fundraising - DO Devote (at least) one early team meeting solely to fundraising training Discuss the benefits/spiritual aspects Go over the specifics of what to include in a letter IN DETAIL PERSONALIZATION Host partner info Purpose/vision Trip details (what you’ll be doing) Partnership ask How to give (both check & credit card) Personal contact information Provide samples! (good and bad). Form letter is another option
Fundraising - DO Create comprehensive list of “Who to send to” Review letters of team members BEFORE they’re sent Set deadlines! Letter submitted for review Sent by Total amount due (1 month before) Train team in following-up after letters Brainstorm alternative fundraising (individual & group)
Fundraising - DO Show team how to track fundraising Inform team of Fundraising Seminar December 5 (dead day) Consult your POC for guidance/direction!
Fundraising – DON’T Assume everyone on your team can naturally fundraise well Wait until the Spring – do before Winter Break Skim over – be as detailed and thorough as possible! Use black Give button on far right side of new website interface…we won’t get it! Anticipate a select few to give in large amounts to reach goal Plan a group fundraiser without consulting your POC
Fundraising – DON’T Allow those paying for trip in full to not fundraise – they can still do so on behalf of the team! Allow team members to feel like they aren’t expected to raise the full cost of the trip. Any exceptions must be discussed at outset with POC.
Closing Thoughts Mark Jent Director of Missions Outreach