(Note: This blog was written by Bill Erickson, Director of Advancement here at International Aid. Bill is actively involved with our monetary donors on a daily basis. This past Christmas season, he was able to meet one on one with many of our donors to share the good things that TOGETHER we are doing in Christ’s name. Here is his perspective on the recent 2014 Breath of Life Matching Challenge Campaign.)
As I reflect on one of International Aid’s busiest 4th quarters (October through December) in recent history, the first word that comes to mind is; “TOGETHER”. That’s not just a slogan here, that’s just what it’s proven to be.
It was at the beginning of October when our advancement department worked together to conceive a Matching Gift fundraising campaign with a 2 pronged approach. First, to gather support from a small handful of folks who have been financially blessed by God and solicit their support for the campaign. Together, during the month of November, they contributed dollars to create the matching funds pool that would in turn be presented to the remaining portion of or donors as the 2014 Breath of Life Matching Gift Challenge.
As December came along, we did just that. A pool of over $75,000.00, was presented as a matching gift mailing that was sent to the remaining list of supporters who, together, quickly rallied to the challenge and responded with matching contributions, making it a very successful campaign that, when combined together, garnered over $155,000.00 by December 31st.
I praise God for the opportunity to work together with my colleagues at International Aid to supply resources for our partners working in medical faith-based ministries all around the world.
And I praise God for the opportunity to get together with so many of our donors, who help support this life-changin ministry.
Together, we are doing amazing things to reach the world for Christ!
Thank you and God Bless You!