In case you haven’t heard, we have published our first book – Grants for Christian Ministries and More!
So, why this book? According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are over 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States, but only about 110,000 private, grant-making foundations. And of these grant makers, less than half accept grant applications. In order for a nonprofit to successfully compete for grant money, they must be able to write compelling grant proposals, understand the current giving demographics, or know where else to look for support. The book is designed to help ministries – a sector that most fundraising books neglect to address – advance to the next level in their funding.
But this isn’t just one person’s ideas on grant writing for a Christian ministry: it is a collaborative work. Whether it is a New York lawyer, a Kansas community foundation president, or a California grant writer, the best at their craft were found and asked to contribute a chapter.
This book contains chapters on the grant process, writing a grant, preparing a budget, and applying for federal faith-based grants. But the book does not stop with those standard fundraising topics. The “and more” ranges from a chapter on the demographic issues behind the coming charity crisis, to starting a planned giving program, to creative alternatives to foundation giving.
As any ministry understands, fundraising is a necessary but difficult task. This book equips and encourages Christian ministries to accomplish the tasks they have been given.