on June 20, 2013
Now this book, gave me hope when I had almost none. I read it through the advice from a ministry friend who was living on support. I gained so much widsdom and knowledge. I raised $1,600 monthhly support and $5,000 start up in only 8weeks! God is good and so is this writer.
Easy to apply the pracical side of book...
on May 16, 2013
Can a book on fundraising ever be called a "page-turner?" Indeed, you're looking at it. Funding Your Ministry has excellent content and is superbly written, with plenty of humor and wit along the way. A potentially boring topic presented with flair. Best part is, the writer has a lot of great insight. The truly open-minded reader will benefit greatly. Don't miss this one.
on January 5, 2013
As someone who is embarking on full-time missions, I have to raise funds. I needed the author's perspective on how embarrassed or ashamed we seem to be when we ask for support. It is an honorable thing to support missions and missionaries which is something to be kept in mind when requesting support. I didn't give it a 5 star rating only because the author raised his funds in the US for a US mission, and, therefore, some of the book was affected by a different attitude than those of us who will be in other countries. A very practical and useful tool with excellent examples and suggestions about who to approach and how to approach them.
on February 4, 2013
Scott Morton & Bill Dillon say essentially the same thing but in different ways. The cartoons in Scott's book help to impress his points on our minds. I set aside my autographed copy to load it on the Kindle so I can read during waiting times...the Kindle fits my purse but the big book doesn't.
The chapter on "how to write newsletters people actually read" has been required reading for our staff in the Philippines and I refer back to it almost every time I start a newsletter! Great, helpful, stuff!
on October 2, 2013
It's a really great resource and gives great pointers on how to do some things. It is a little outdated and could use some updating to get with the most current technology. Morton primarily works with mail, some website material, and some emailing, but no social media. If a second version was available with more help on how to raise funds in a modern era, that would be help.
on December 20, 2012
I got this book at the recommendation of a friend (thanks Rob) to learn about ways to fund a new ministry I've begun ([...]) - the help Scott Morton provides from his experience is great, and very practical. But more importantly, he shows how fund-raising is biblical as well. It helped me greatly to get my head on straight regarding who provides the funds for ministry - GOD... He just uses people. Our fund-raising efforts are invitations to people to join God in His work through the ministries to which we are called. Great book. Can't say it enough. Very helpful.