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We understand that raising money for Rescue Missions and other organizations serving the homeless and disadvantaged requires a unique approach. You don’t raise money for “street-level” ministry like you do for any other type of non-profit. We understand the unique challenges you face, and can help you take your fundraising to the next level.
Whether you need help improving your annual fundraising or conducting a capital campaign, DickersonBakker stands ready to help. We have nearly 40 years of experience helping Rescue Missions grow their fundraising ... which translates into more hearts reached for Christ, more men, women & children rescued from poverty and addiction, and more lives and communities transformed. Why not put our team to work for you?
You serve an important community function, and are a vital outreach to those in your community who are most at need. You may also have a robust donor list from years of direct mail fundraising, supporting relationships with local churches, and often have opportunities for broad community support from local businesses, corporations, and foundations. But you do not have wealthy alumni, well-heeled members, or even necessarily well-connected Board members and volunteers. And chances are, your team is also under-resourced and short-staffed, trying to make a dime do the work of a dollar.
We understand the unique challenges you face, and can help you take your fundraising to the next level. Our work with Rescue Ministries and other ministries serving the homeless and disadvantaged has traditionally been focused on providing Capital Campaign Consulting Services, but more and more we are also providing assistance with Major Gift Solutions, Grant Development Services, and Executive Search.
Over the nearly four decades that our firm has been in business, we have helped dozens of Rescue Missions conduct capital campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars. Whether you are looking to conduct a campaign for new buildings, program expansion, debt reduction, an endowment, a combination of the above, or any other type of major fundraising campaign, we are experts in providing the counsel and assistance to successfully complete a capital campaign that will help your mission take a substantial leap forward in the fulfillment of your vision.
You need a better way to fundraise. You just might not realize it yet. Most rescue ministries today are struggling to squeeze every last drop of discretionary income from a shrinking group of donors who have seen their total aggregate household income decline by nearly 50% over the last half-century. This is not sustainable. A continued focus on highly transactional, low-dollar fundraising tactics forces organizations to compete in a dangerous race to the bottom. This is not how we achieve transformational mission impact.
That’s where we come in. DickersonBakker now offers full-service, omni-channel, direct response fundraising services for nonprofits. Our program leverages our nearly 40 years’ of relational fundraising expertise to include an intentional and specific cadence for Mid-level and Major donors that acknowledges the differences in the way they behave and honors the relationship instead of focusing exclusively on their pocketbook.
Interested in discovering a better way to fundraise? Invite our team at DickersonBakker to come alongside your Mission to help you achieve your goals.
““I just want to thank DickersonBakker for giving us 33% growth in our donor income. We’ve had a HUGE return on investment on our work with them. They are amazing!”
Bill Russell, Executive Director, Union Gospel Mission – Portland