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Welcome Pacific Garden Mission!

Welcome Pacific Garden Mission!

We’re privileged to announce our partnership with Pacific Garden Mission, the nation’s oldest continuously operating Gospel Rescue Mission, working to restore the lives of homeless and hurting men, women, and children and reach them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ since 1877.

In addition to emergency services of food and shelter, Pacific Garden Mission has expanded its offerings over the years, adding addiction recovery, discipleship, and ministries for mothers and children as well as a TV program and the award-winning radio drama, UNSHACKLED.

As we at Douglas Shaw & Associates begin serving Pacific Garden Mission, we’re thankful for the faithful supporters who have helped shaped PGM’s past these many years and everyone who offers their generous support to help guide their future.

THE TESTING ISSUE

A lot of time and energy is being spent on “what to do” with “the Millennials.” There are seminars, articles, and blogs each addressing this group of people as though they were some kind of aberration. They actually remind me of me! I’m a “child of the 60s” one of those long-haired, lazy hippie-types who were bringing America down. But the strange thing is, I was never a hippie, never had really long hair (I think Jimmy Carter’s hair was actually longer than mine), and I had three jobs just to get through high school. I didn’t have time to do anything with America except work, vote, and pay taxes!

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We are looking at changing our branding, will there be any impact on fundraising?

Question: What should I be looking for when hiring a Director of Development? Answer: Hire someone who has a proven track record of having raised funds before that fits with your organization or ministry. You may think that this answer is too simplistic, but it’s true and when combined with these additional criteria, will help you fill your position and raise the funds you need:

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Emerging Trends in Digital, Data, and Direct Mail

Is print communication on its way out? Are you chasing what’s new in digital and social media, but can’t catch up? Do you feel pressure to build multi-channel fundraising strategies with limited resources? Invest 60 minutes and you will leave with practical tips you can implement now to improve effectiveness, inspire supporters, and boost results.

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The 2019 Digital Fundraising Landscape

If you are comparing online donations and email send dates you are probably noticing an interesting trend—the two are intricately tied together. Email is your online fundraising backbone—accounting for around 26 percent of online revenue at most organizations. However, the size of your email file has a direct relationship with your ability to fundraise on this channel. For every 1,000 fundraising messages sent, organizations typically receive $42 back in donations.*

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Welcome Hope Ministries!

Welcome Hope Ministries!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Hope Ministries in Des Moines, Iowa!

Since 1915, Hope Ministries has faithfully served people in Central Iowa experiencing homelessness, hunger, abuse, or addiction. Their services are offered freely to anyone who comes seeking help to overcome huge challenges and find hope for a brighter future.

Hope Ministries provides food, clothing, shelter, and life recovery programs out of seven ministry centers around Des Moines, offering a clear path forward to those who need the love of Jesus in their lives and guidance out of desperate situations.

It is our great privilege at Douglas Shaw & Associates to partner with Hope Ministries and engage their supporters in providing hope and stability for people seeking to rebuild their lives and find new opportunities for the future.