THIS IS NOT A TOUR. THIS IS A MISSION
If you have been called to release your “SOUND” for the Israel 12.12.12 Mission Trip and are looking for some tips on how to raise funds, please read this page carefully!
RAISING FUNDS FOR THE MISSION
Raising funds is not about you! Raising funds for Israel 12.12.12 is about the MISSION!
Your first step in raising funds is to create an awareness of the mission. You must know what the vision for Israel 12.12.12 is and you must learn to clearly communicate that vision and your passion to be a part of it. Share your story and let people feel your enthusiasm. Be able to articulate the importance of this trip and what it means to you personally and be ready to answer the following questions. Why do you feel God is calling you to participate? What is your creative expression to be released in Israel? How do you feel this trip is going to change your life? If you can do this, you're ready for the next step!
Writing a Contribution Letter
Create a letter explaining the Israel 12.12.12 Mission and how you are planning to be a part of this Monumental Event. The letter should include the following:
- What you are raising money for? You want to make sure that the person you are talking to understands the impact of your mission.
- How much money are you hoping to raise?
- Ask for a contribution and let people know that with their contribution you are taking a part of them on the mission with you.
- A note of THANKS!
Include links to the Israel 12.12.12 BlogSpot for people to go and check out the Mission. There are several resources you can use on the Israel 12.12.12 BlogSpot to promote your trip http://israel121212.blogspot.com/p/help-promote.html
Include links to your social media - Facebook, Twitter, how to contact you by email.
Send your letter out by email or snail mail to everyone you know!
If you have a Facebook let everyone know you are going on this Mission. Facebook has a great app for fundraising. Check it out here:
Paypal also has a giving widget that integrates with your Facebook. Check it out here:
Personal Interaction: Asking Without Fear
Don’t be afraid! Some people will not be able to contribute and will say no. That's ok. Some will say yes. You'll never know until you ask. As part of your planning process write out a script for yourself so that you’ll feel more comfortable once you’re on the phone or just talking with someone. And remember, always thank everyone who responds to your request, and be sure to thank those who say "no" for their time and consideration.
Your request may sound something like this…
Hi Drake, how are you? (Pleasantries)
Listen, I’ve got something important to ask you. (Make the Transition)
As you may know, there is a mission trip to Israel on 12.12.12. The doors have been opened for worshippers from around the world to come and share their sound of prayer, praise and proclamation. I really feel called to be a part of this mission. (Make the Connection)
I feel God is calling me to be a significant part of this mission. (Tell them how your sound will be released). Please pray that God will use me. (Involve them)
Drake, right now, I am in the process of raising funds to go on this mission. My goal is to raise $ ______ (Tell Them Why)
Would you be willing to contribute $50 to help me reach that goal? (Make the Request)
Enlisting the Help of Others
You, by yourself, can make progress on your own, but enlisting the help others creates more opportunity to share the ISRAEL 12.12.12 Mission.
For example – If you ask 10 of your closest friends and family to each ask 10 people to contribute $20 to your Mission you will have already raised $2000 toward your trip.
So make a list of 10 people that you can talk to and share the importance of the Israel 12.12.12 Mission. Share your letter and the Israel 12.12.12 promo video with them and ask if they will help you? It really is possible!!!
Other ideas and ways people can help:
Put something of value for sale on Craigslist
“A-Thons,” like walk-a-thons, read-a-thons, dance-a-thons, and bike-a-thons
Many direct sales companies like Cookie Lee, Partylite, Gold Canyon, and others offer fundraising benefits in lieu of hostess gift earnings.
Have a Fundraising BBQ or party. Share the video on the Israel 12.12.12 blogspot and let everyone know how important it is that the “Sound of Worship” be released in Israel.
Create your “Lemonade Stand” – Use your creative discipline to raise funds. Sell your art, poetry, music, your "time" to create funds.
There are so many possibilities! The ideas are limitless!
Don’t just do one thing….DO them all!
Please let us know some of the fundraising ideas that have worked for you in the comments below.