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Signposts in a Global Pandemic

Resources to help charities, churches and individuals during and beyond the Covid19 Crisis.

Over recent weeks we’ve had to respond fast to a rapidly changing horizon. It’s going to take some time for organisations and churches to emerge and the playing field will have changed. Helen’s Headlines has always been about a short summary that signposts you on for more depth. So here are my top 10 signposts for resources to help your church or organisation on the journey, plus five more focussed at a personal level…

Introduction to fundraising for small Christian charities

Many small or new charities have no experience or expertise in fundraising and they don’t know where to start. Good fundraising consultants who understand the Christian sector are often expensive and reasonably rare. Often fundraising is the responsibility of a chair of trustees or CEO who has little or no previous fundraising experience. So this resource introduces readers to:

  • Methods of fundraising and types of donor and donation

  • Information to give potential donors 

  • Initial actions to get you underway

  • The place of prayer in Christian fundraising

  • Signposts to more in depth fundraising resources and training.

A balanced portfolio for church mission support 
This resource is to help churches review the balance in their support of mission activity beyond the church. It suggests a method for analysing and reviewing how a church budget is allocated across different types of mission and ministry: locally, nationally and globally. Often support of new projects or organisations are added without considering the overall balance of the “portfolio”. So here’s a way to help the mission committee, leadership team, church council, or diaconate (or a group by another name with this responsibility) to evaluate whether the mission portfolio has the balance they intend. It uses the same principle that you’d use with any investment ie that you don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
A balanced portfolio for personal giving

This resource is to help you review the balance of your giving, including to your local church and support of mission activity beyond the church. It suggests a method for analysing and reviewing how your giving might be allocated across different types of mission and ministry: locally, nationally and globally. 

It’s so easy to add new projects or organisations to your giving without considering the overall balance of the “portfolio”. So here’s a way to help you evaluate whether your personal giving has an appropriate balance. It uses the same principle that you’d use with any investment ie that you don’t put all your eggs in one basket.