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New techniques for church fund raising; a ten-step plan to increase your pledges and strengthen your church.

Author: Othniel Alsop Pendleton
Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill, 1955.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pendleton, Othniel Alsop, 1911-
New techniques for church fund raising.
New York, McGraw-Hill, 1955
(OCoLC)987975499
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Othniel Alsop Pendleton
OCLC Number: 1439785
Description: 256, K 109 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Chapter A: What others have done, you can do --
Why should our churches raise more money? --
What four typical churches have done --
Chapter B: Ten steps to victory --
A vision --
Enthusiasm --
A plan --
Step 1: Building your organization --
Importance of strong lay leadership --
The general chairman --
The general committee --
The proposal chairman --
The resources chairman --
The publicity chairman --
The advance pledge chairman --
The organization chairman --
Step 2: Following the calendar --
The importance of the calendar --
Two salient dates in your calendar --
Schedule for setting up an every member enlistment --
Check lists for general chairman --
The master time schedule --
Step 3: Programming for tomorrow --
Discovering needs and opportunities --
Two problems --
First draft of the proposal --
Correlation of the proposal and resources committees --
Meeting with church council --
The congregational meeting --
Important dates for proposal chairman --
Time schedule for proposal chairman --
Step 4: Discovering your resources --
How much money can your church raise next year? --
Selling the appraisal idea --
Size of the resources committee --
How the resources committee works --
Discovering our resources --
Averaging the appraisals --
The resources review committee --
Cutting back the total appraisal --
Preparing the pledge card --
Coordination with proposal committee --
Important dates for resources chairman --
Time schedule for resources chairman. Step 5: Telling the world --
Duties of publicity chairman --
1. Order all supplies --
2. Prepare all forms, letters and pledge cards --
3. Mail all letters on proper dates --
4. Remember the nonresident members --
5. Prepare the proposal --
6. Prepare and display posters and show films --
7. Encourage full attendance at all meetings --
Important dates for publicity chairman --
Time schedule for publicity chairman --
Step 6: Leading the way --
What are advance pledges? --
Reasons for advance pledging --
What happened where the plan was used --
How to set up your advance pledge program --
Important dates for advance pledge chairman --
Time schedule for advance pledge chairman --
Step 7: Enlisting manpower --
How many visitors are needed --
Church of 25 to 50 members --
Church of 100 members --
Church of 500 members --
Church of more than 1,000 members --
List of prospective visitors --
Securing the visitors --
Important dates for organization chairman --
Time schedule for organization chairman --
Step 8: Training the recruits --
Basic principles --
1. Importance of training --
2. Selling is a game --
Tools for visitors --
1. A visitor's handbook --
2. Visual aids: a second essential tool --
3. Mimeographed agendas: a third helpful tool --
Three essentials --
1. Two training sessions --
a. First training session --
How to make a turnover chart --
How to use a turnover chart --
The master control chart --
b. Second training session --
2. Personal preparation and dedication of the visitor --
3. Report meetings --
Important dates for organization chairman --
Step 9: Calling in every home --
Weaknesses in mail campaigns and group pledging --
Values of home calls. Step 10: Collecting the pledges --
Seven phases of a collection program --
1. Acknowledge each pledge --
2. Provide church envelopes --
3. Send statements --
4. Publish weekly reports in the calendar --
5. Tell the story in all publications --
6. Set up a revisitation program --
7. Keep accurate records --
Collection experiences of churches in sector projects --
Chapter 11: Strengthening the whole church --
Some spiritual fruits --
1. Spiritual life strengthened --
2. Attendance increased --
3. New members won --
4. New leadership discovered --
5. Lay interest awakened --
6. Churches become self supporting --
7. Church property renovated --
Campaign techniques useful for other programs --
Challenge --
Organization --
Lay leadership --
Many working together --
Calendar --
Publicity --
Chapter 12: What happens the second year? --
Churches in repeat sectors --
The Rhode Island United Church Canvass --
Experiences of churches working alone --
Chapter 13: The sector plan and its future possibilities.
Responsibility: Foreword by W. Appleton Lawrence, Bishop of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, the Protestant Episcopal Church.

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