WELCOME TO TEAMGOLD!
YOUR COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE
Thank you for taking a leap of faith and trusting God to provide financially for your ministry through a fully integrated development strategy!
For as long as there have been non‐profit organizations, the task of raising funds has been considered by many to be a necessary evil – something that needed to be done for survival, but certainly not something that was considered enjoyable. It is for that reason that we have developed TeamGold. Our goal was to provide a valuable tool that will help make the process of development much easier to implement and much more enjoyable to perform.
Although development may not seem like an important part of your ministry, it is critical if you seek to accomplish all that God has called you to do. Development is not just a fancy term for fund raising: it is a ministry unto itself. Indeed, it is the effective incorporation of three key functions; public relations, recruitment and fund raising, but it also involves helping current and prospective ministry partners accomplish what God has placed on their hearts. In addition, it involves teaching the spiritual discipline of giving that may help the partner understand one of the most freeing aspects of their walk with the Lord – the freedom attained through total dependence on Him.
It is my prayer that development done correctly, would help take your ministry to new heights. It is also my desire that the proven principles contained in TeamGold will not only be used now, but also as a reference for which you can return as we add new and up‐to‐date development principles and tactics. The first tool is at the forefront of this site, the Fellowship Dinner.
Full credit for TeamGold must go to God for the inspiration and finances He provides, but also to four individuals who came along side me and for whom He has gifted in the specialized field of development; Paula Hink, Jen Ip, Emily James and graphic artist; David Foglesong. Their enormous contribution of time spent in developing this site, let alone the great sacrifice to their families, is the reason this site exists. The Kingdom of God will be much larger as a result of their contribution.
TeamGold exists for the purpose of conveying development knowledge so that you can be the best steward of your time, talents and treasures. Please know that the National Campus Fund Development Team (Executive Director, Leadership Team, National Team and Development Guild (FundPros) are here to serve you. Should you have any questions or feedback about any of the material on TeamGold or about development in general, please feel free to contact me or anyone involved in Campus Fund Development.
In His Service,
James W. Dempsey, Sr.
National Director of Development Training
Cru Campus Ministry
703‐249‐8981 – Office
703‐626‐8981 – Cell