The Importance of an Asking Strategy

The Importance of an Asking Strategy

Over the last two weeks we have been delving into the three essential ingredients for strengthening your congregational finances, starting with LEADERSHIP… followed by RELATIONSHIPS. Now we set our sights on the third ingredient… AN ASKING STRATEGY.  There...
The Importance of Relationships

The Importance of Relationships

Last week we began delving into the essential ingredients for strengthening your congregational finances, starting with the first of three ingredients… LEADERSHIP. Now we set our sights on the second ingredient… RELATIONSHIPS. Conducting Relational...
The Importance of Leadership

The Importance of Leadership

Last week we discussed the reasons why people give of their time, talents, and treasure. Let’s now begin to delve further into the essential ingredients for strengthening your congregational finances… starting with the first of three ingredients…...
Three Reasons People Give

Three Reasons People Give

Over the many years of providing fundraising assistance to congregations and non-profits, we have found that there are three fundamental reasons why people give of their time, talents, and treasure: Faith/Relationships – Giving is shaped by what we believe to be the...
Success During a Pandemic

Success During a Pandemic

Here is a quick success story to share that hopefully will inspire us all. It is a story of continued generosity and blessings, even during a pandemic. It was last fall of 2019 that St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Villa Park, Illinois, set out to raise over $2 million to...
Holiday Greetings

Holiday Greetings

One of the real joys of the Holiday Season Is the opportunity to say Thank You and to wish you the very best for the New Year From All Of Us At The James Company Team John V. Clark, President/Partner The James Company (815) 353-8997 Email:...
Walking Through the Threshold

Walking Through the Threshold

It goes without saying that this has been a challenging, heart-wrenching year for most people… and for most congregations. We are now going through a threshold, as we depart 2020 and pass through the doorway leading into 2021. We are leaving a year full of...