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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

Your Mother Taught You to Share

Written by Patty Baker on Jun 28, 2014

Growing up as one of three daughters I heard the word “share” often. “Share with your sisters” was a common theme of many of Mom’s conversations. In today’s social media, sharing is again a common theme to remember when planning your letters and posts. Share … [ read more ]

Contests, Contests

Written by Patty Baker on Mar 10, 2014

Do you sketch in your notebook during staff meetings when you should be paying attention? Do you have a secret pinterest account none of your friends know about just to pin cool designs that inspire you? Do you find yourself carrying a camera everwhere you … [ read more ]

Dave Batty – Man on a Mission

Written by Allen Turley on Feb 03, 2014

Dave and Patty Batty are transitioning out of their ministry with Global Teen Challenge. They are beginning a new season of ministry, where they will serve as Teen Challenge missionaries, under the covering of Teen Challenge USA. They will be serving TC ministries both in … [ read more ]

Want to write a successful grant?

Written by Bob Hawley on Dec 21, 2013

There are many steps to take in order to write a successful grant proposal. If you are determined to be effective in your writing, there are several important items you should consider. 1. Do your research to identify foundations who have shown a positive interest … [ read more ]

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 ]