Sacred Places Summer 2009 - Page 15

FUNDING BRIEF STEPPING UP RATHER THAN PUTTING OFF by The Breton Group MANY CHURCHES and synagogues have postponed fundraising because of the state of the economy. Despite needing money for new facilities, deferred maintenance, new or expanded ministries or to retire debt, they have determined that asking members for money at this time is ill-advised at best and crazy at worst. Oh, you of little faith! 1. The best time to raise money always is when gen ե