Ask and You Shall Receive: Fundraising for Your Ministry, Josh Birkholz
For many Christian leaders, asking for money is among the least favorite aspects of their work. Cultural norms of privacy around money create headwinds to cultivating the spiritual gift of generosity. At the same time, the United States has an unprecedented culture of philanthropy. So, why is this so difficult?
In this dynamic session, Josh Birkholz, international fundraising leader and author, who has also served several WELS affiliated ministries as a volunteer, will try to make it easier. Expect practical tips supported by research and experience to raise money for important work and to care for your donor community.
Josh Birkholz is the CEO of BWF, an international fundraising company providing consulting, services, and technology to leading nonprofits, universities, and healthcare centers around the globe. He is the author of the books, Fundraising Analytics (Wiley 2008) and Benefactors (Wiley 2022). He is the chair of the Board of the Giving USA Foundation. He is an instructor at the Rice University Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. He is an elder at Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran Church, Vice Chair of the Kingdom Workers board, and a donor to several WELS affiliated ministries. He makes his home in the Twin Cities area with his wife, Tracy, and three daughters.