There was a discussion on a TAFES whatsapp group… should we impose fines for those who post irrelevant, off-topic or offensive material? The senior associate who suggested it was aiming at improving the quality of the group’s traffic. The fascinating thing was that the responses all spoke of whether or […]
Elliot changed nursery schools recently. At first we were motivated pragmatically: because of our religious and cultural background, we would be unlikely to get him into the primary school we wanted (read: affordable without being an hour away from home) unless he was already in the nursery school. But then, […]
So, we’re fundraising, and a stack of people have got us three quarters of the way to our target. Here are some words from some of them about why they reckon it’s worth doing.
Tanzanians love to talk about money, and publicly too. At the end of year service for Elliot’s school in Dodoma, parents all lined up to make very public donations to the school, even if they were very small. There were some pretty big donations too, a source of honour for the donor. […]
Yesterday we noted that fundraising is never just about asking for money. You’re asking people to contribute to something and the quality of that ‘something’ will have an impact on whether people come on board. The temptation for many missionaries is to make themselves sound heroic or perhaps better than […]
Continuing our series on missionaries up the front of church, one of the complicating factors is fundraising. Money is often a difficult area for Australians to talk about. It’s something Arthur and I gave some thought to while we were fundraising (shameless plug, more info at our financial partnership page!). But […]
It’s Live Below the Line time again, Oaktree foundation‘s fantastic initiative to help Aussies experience in a very small way what it’s like to live below the global poverty line: AUD2 a day. When I quoted the AUD2 per day stat at a church in Adelaide before our departure a […]