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11.18.2013. The Last Few Weeks  Missions Fair  Info Sessions  DISCOVER  Commitment Week.

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2 The Last Few Weeks  Missions Fair  Info Sessions  DISCOVER  Commitment Week

3 Devotional Thought  Scott Sager  Vice President for Church Services

4 Dinner  Poppy Seed Chicken  Mac & Cheese  Green Beans  Banana Pudding

5 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!

6 Team Building  Dinner discussion  Building Healthy Team Dynamics  Team building activities to utilize with your teams  Maggie Lewis  Motivational Team Builder

7 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

8 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)

9 Fundraising - DO  Show team how to track fundraising  Inform team of Fundraising Seminar December 5 (dead day)  Consult your POC for guidance/direction!

10 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

11 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.

12 Closing Thoughts  Mark Jent  Director of Missions Outreach

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