New call-to-actionThe Integrated Funding Strategy is an innovative way to fund ministry. It aligns funding sources and best practices in developing cultures of generosity with your mission, vision, discipleship pathway, and theology of generosity to equip ministry leaders grow disciples, model Jesus, serve your community, and fund your ministry more efficiently and effectively.

This approach is becoming increasingly popular among churches and faith-based nonprofits, as it allows leaders to make better-informed decisions that result in more sustainable ministry funding. 

Below are five common questions we receive about the Integrated Funding Strategy:

One:  What is the Integrated Funding Strategy?

The Integrated Funding Strategy is a comprehensive resource developed by Horizons Stewardship to help leaders be more effective in their mission of growing disciples and funding ministry impact. It brings annual, capital, special, and planned giving under a single set of proven disciplines to provide you a stable predictable and transparent way to fund ministry. 

Two:  How does the Integrated Funding Strategy work?

The Integrated Funding Strategy aligns approaches around funding strategies, best practices in developing generosity with your mission, vision, discipleship pathway, and theology of generosity to equip ministry leaders to grow disciples and fund ministry more efficiently and effectively.

Three:  What are the advantages of integrating different types of funding?

Donors give in multiple ways and for a variety of motivations, which is why integrating annual, special, capital, and planned giving along with a focused strategy to steward all assets (including property) well, yields not only the most ministry funding but also creates the greatest opportunity for spiritual growth.

Four: How can I use the Integrated Funding Strategy to help my church or faith-based nonprofit?

The two most common approaches to implementing an integrated funding plan are to begin with a Next Level Generosity Discovery Assessment to examine all practices in the organization that impact ministry funding. The findings and recommendations form the foundation for a year-round integrated funding plan to address annual, special, capital and planned giving as well as how to leverage church assets for benevolence and/or income. The second method is to begin with developing a single funding source, such as annual giving or a capital campaign. Because all Horizons engagements are built around the Integrated Funding Model, no matter where you start, you are beginning your journey toward alignment and efficiency. If you are looking for a “Do it Yourself Method” keep reading. 

Five: What should I expect from an Integrated Funding Strategy?

The goal of an Integrated Funding Strategy is to enable your church or faith-based nonprofit to expand your ministry’s spiritual and missional impact and strengthen your long-term sustainability. 

A Better Way to Fund Ministry

With the Integrated Funding Strategy, your church can gain a powerful and sustainable foundation that will have lasting results for your community. When done properly, it serves as an effective long-term solution to your ministry funding needs.  

It’s important to remember that while the Integrated Funding Strategy is a powerful tool, it requires planning and dedication to succeed. Understanding the different strategies at play and how they interact to maximize your ministry’s impact is essential. 

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