Major Gifts: Growing Champions and Cheerful Givers

Choose a Location

Event Details

02/27/2019 - Grand Rapids, MI
02/28/2019 - Zeeland, MI
03/21/2019 - Indianapolis, IN
(show all locations)


Host: Laurel Christensen - Read Bio
West Michigan Area Director, Mission Increase Foundation
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Seat Cost: Free! (11/50 seats available)
Location: Western Michigan University 
2333 East Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Register for Event


Host: Laurel Christensen - Read Bio
West Michigan Area Director, Mission Increase Foundation
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Seat Cost: Free! (41/50 seats available)
Location: City on a Hill 
100 Pine Street
Zeeland, MI
Register for Event


Host: Laurel Christensen - Read Bio
West Michigan Area Director, Mission Increase Foundation
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Seat Cost: Free! (19/40 seats available)
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University West Campus 
6325 Digital Way
Indianapolis, IN
Event Details: Note: this date has been updated due to snowy February weather!
Join us in Room 230. Coffee will be available.
Register for Event

Major Gifts: Growing Champions and Cheerful Givers

What prompts generosity? The Scriptures are full of words about money and giving. We know the widow was commended for giving her last mite and that God loves a cheerful giver. We read that our heart follows our treasure and that giving is a way of taking hold of the life that is truly life.

You may know your champion’s names and what they’ve given, but do you know why they give? Do you know how to develop the kinds of relationships that encourage generosity and growth in Christ? 

Giving USA’s 2018 Trends in Giving Report found that 81% of givers who gave above $10,000 also volunteered locally. Givers want to participate in the work and know their gifts are having an impact. They want to feel the joy of making a difference they can see. When you prioritize the joy of your champions, your invitations can become a source of growth.

This workshop will show you how to develop cheerful giving as part of your overall champion care plan. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Develop a process that helps champions follow God’s leading to do their unique brand of good
  • Ask questions that nurture champion growth and cheerful giving
  • Coach your staff to participate in your major gifts work
  • Prepare your organization to receive major gifts

Come to the MI Major Gifts workshop and begin growing major givers from the champions you already have. This workshop will benefit anyone who interacts with your champions, especially major gifts staff, executive directors, board members and volunteers. Register today!




Upcomimg Events

Featured Case Study

Icthus International struggled to acquire new donors and had little to no support from major donors. Icthus skeptically came to Mission Increase, unsure if anyone could help them raise needed funds.
Read More

Recommended Reading

There are many great books on fundraising and nonprofit management. Here are some that Mission Increase Foundation has found particularly beneficial to ministries in all stages of development.
Read More