Funding the Mission

2019 - Did you Know?

Did you know that this year is the 10 year anniversary of The Lutheran Schools Partnership? Did you also know that a single gift to TLSP today will continue to fund an organization that fights for 19 schools today, will continue to train and watch over 250 leaders tomorrow, and continue to… Read more »

Charles Dickens and Fundraising in 1843

I am a big fan of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I grew up watching George C. Scott (see picture) as Ebenezer Scrooge, and more recently have found Patrick Stewart’s portrayal to be quite enjoyable and true to the story. And I have been known to be found watching Mickey Mouse’s version… Read more »

Giving USA 2019 Report on 2018, Part 1

Every year, Giving USA produces a report on charitable giving in America. The 2019 full report came out about a month ago. Giving USA, the longest-running and most comprehensive report of its kind in America, is published by Giving USA Foundation, a public service initiative of The Giving Institute. It is researched… Read more »

Monday Morning Musings

A few months ago, at the suggestion of John Schoedel, I started sending weekly fundraising sound bites on Monday mornings. Maybe a quote I read recently, perhaps a link to a good article, etc. I send it to our Partner school cohort; those who are responsible for fundraising at area schools. I… Read more »


Clarity turns into Confidence turns into Courage. Pastor Henry Graf has preached on these words several times. That sentence is hard to say three times fast, but after posting those lines on Linkedin recently I realized they have powerful applications for fundraising at our schools and churches.I wear three hats at The… Read more »