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Promotions. Grants: researching and writing. Direct mail standards. Newsletter concepts. Appeal letter do’s and don’ts. Pros and cons of implementing technology.

Primary Author: Patty Baker

Connecting to: Sound Ideas

Written by Lynette Scherber on Dec 20, 2013

Recent news: Matthew West – “Hello, My Name Is” is the longest running hit single in the Christian record industry! It remained #1 on the billboard for 17 weeks straight, breaking all previous records. This song was inspired by the testimony of Jordan Jeffers, a … [ read more ]

The Urgent Need

Written by Jack Smart on Dec 19, 2013

I realize that probably every person associated with Teen Challenge understands that we face an urgent need in our country regarding the impact and influence of drug and alcohol addiction, dependence, and abuse. And of course, that is just the tip of the iceberg in … [ read more ]

FaceBook and Fans

Written by Patty Baker on Sep 17, 2013

Everyone knows that all Teen Challenges should have a FaceBook page by now, but do you know how your page is competing? Our TC USA FaceBook page has slowing grown in the number of fans and in the other statistics. We now have 35,035 likes … [ read more ]

What to do with that New Contact

Written by Bob Hawley on Sep 17, 2013

Every center should be acquiring new names to be added to their mailing list each month. Those names are important to the lifeblood of the center and should be carefully handled. If you support several organizations, you probably receive mailing packages from them that cover … [ read more ]

Seven Rules to Listening

Written by Bob Hawley on Aug 30, 2013

What you must know (and practice) to be an effective fundraiser or leader. Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman is senior consultant for The Dilenschneider Group. She’s the author of The Silent Language of Leaders which is a great book for your library. As I summarize some of … [ read more ]

Free Seeds for Your Ministry

Written by Patty Baker on Jun 05, 2013

Hart Seed Company located in Wethersfield, CT has started a Donations Department to distribute their surplus seed from the previous season to qualifying organizations such as missionaries, schools and food pantries. Seed is available in sets of 100 assorted packets with a retail value of … [ read more ]

Crowd Fundraising on the Internet

Written by Bob Hawley on Jun 04, 2013

You may have read a few articles on using the Internet to raise funds through crowd fundraising sites.  This is a rather new idea and is growing in popularity, but it isn’t the cure-all for your fundraising needs.  The good thing is, there are sites … [ read more ]

To E-mail or Not to E-mail: Being Realistic

Written by Bob Hawley on May 02, 2013

If done correctly, this can be a great program to increase your income If you are reading and watching the news you are aware that e-mail has come into its own.  In fact, in 2008, a year where political donors broke every record for online … [ read more ]

Connecting to: Sound Ideas

Written by Lynette Scherber on Dec 31, 2012

COMING SOON!! Customizable video endorsements from these Christian artists! These artists have graciously recorded videos promoting Teen Challenge with the intent that you can customize them for use by your local center! If you have access to the online TCUSA media, watch for a new … [ read more ]

Connecting to: Sound Ideas

Written by Lynette Scherber on Sep 27, 2012

Christmas in September and other Media Updates Teen Challenge USA provides media resources which have a variety of uses! These are not just for radio, television and social media, but also for donors, new ministry partners, prospective students and their families and general marketing. IF … [ read more ]