And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious
riches in Christ Jesus.
Let’s get right to the
point -- People who decide to start a
Christian school absolutely believe this verse.
The problem is
they don’t know how to operationalize it. GraceWorks
- partner with us for a
healthy start for your Christian school.
In a recent School Start-Up Study, GraceWorks found . . .
. . . 135 households willing to contribute something,
. . . 253 households willing to pray regularly for the
. . . 36 major gift prospects up to $500,000 in capability,
. . . 10 people willing to assist with curriculum design --
including a Ph.D in the subject,
. . . 6 people willing to drive a bus / van for student
pickup or activities,
. . . 73 households with children likely to attend the
. . . 59 people willing to help with the fundraising effort.
Practically all of these included names, addresses, and phone
numbers -- accurately inputted because their own church’s
secretary entered this data with GraceWorks’ special proprietary
software. Now all of this data, from nearly 500 households,
resides on the computer of the Superintendent in an
easily-searched, relational database.
Of the 59 people willing to help with fundraising, 31
indicated the number of hours they were willing to work on
fundraising. That total was 297 hours per month. That’s the
equivalent of a full-time Director of Development and a
three-quarter time assistant!
All this was just the tip of the iceberg! In addition to the
database, the Final Report was 129 full-color pages, including
69 pages of names, with 21 pages of donor ratings for three
different years. These donation ratings where based on up to six
different pieces of information from two different surveys and
one-on-one interviews. Funding, marketing, and start-up
strategies were carefully detailed, with 79 specific summary
Yes, GraceWorks does know how to help you have a healthy
start for your Christian school!
To learn more about GraceWorks Ministries’ School Start Ups,
call 1(877)-9-FOR-R-KIDS (1-877-936-7754) to schedule a free,
45-minute, no obligation consultation.