Meet Anne Calton

Area Director, Middle Tennessee

Mission Increase (MI) Middle Tennessee is a community of Christian ministries working to implement a biblical approach to fundraising to grow and more fully-achieve their God-given missions. What do we want FOR Middle Tennessee as a result? An “overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:12-NIV)

Funded by givers from this community, MI Middle Tennessee is able to offer teaching, coaching, consulting, and even matching grants, all at no cost to ministries.

Meet Cathy Patterson

Middle Tennessee Area Coordinator
Cathy has over 30 years of ministry, fundraising and event experience, and she began volunteering for MI MTN in 2015. She is now all in with Mission Increase, serving as a key staff member with Anne Calton. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother to 6 beautiful granddaughters. If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.



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Unlock the Power of a Major Gifts Plan

Asking the right person, for the right gift, at the right time takes careful consideration and planning. This requires meeting with givers and building relationships. This requires a system to track data and next steps. Gather with peers in ministry for hands-on practice learning how a major gifts plan is a critical piece to your fundraising strategy.   

January 17 Hendersonville, TN
January 19 Brentwood, TN
January 24 Murfreesboro, TN
January 26 Nashville, TN
January 31 Anywhere, TN

Acquire New Champions through Large Scale Events

Intentional new-giver strategies are essential for nonprofit growth. Fundraising events play a significant role in connecting new givers to the cause, not to mention have substantial benefit on an organization’s bottom line. Over the past two decades, Mission Increase’s Events Manual has helped thousands of leaders invite new people, raise money, grow existing champions and build community through inspiring fundraising dinners. This learning series will walk through a proven model for fundraising events.

April 18 Hendersonville, TN
April 20 Brentwood, TN
April 25 Murfreesboro, TN

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We're excited to share with you how being a part of the Mission Increase Middle Tennessee community can help your organization fulfill its God-given mission and increase Kingdom impact.