Three High Impact Activities that Strengthen our Partners
Raising Money
Granting Money
Building Capacity

Raising Money

We rely on the generosity of the broader community to support the Christian organizations we fund. Like United Way, we conduct a workplace giving campaign, we appeal to individual donors and we invite our friends to our annual Celebration Event. 
In 2019 we sponsored a Ministry Marketplace Celebration on October 2, at the Madison Turners.  Close to 200 of our friends and partners attended to celebrate the work of 35 Non profits. 

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Granting Money

In September of every year, we invite Christian non-profit organizations in Dane County Wisconsin to submit a simple grant application for projects covering social justice, youth, evangelism and human needs. The applications are reviewed and vetted by volunteer liaisons. The applications are ranked based on the liaison's recommendations and the availability of funds. Grants are announced in early January. Because of your generosity we have raised over $840,700 since 2014. Thank you!

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Building Capacity

We are committed to invest in our partners' success. Using our substantial network of subject matter experts, we offer free workshops on topics such as strategic planning, fund raising, and volunteer recruiting. A unique service is provided by our team of liaisons who stay connected with our partners throughout the year, offering spiritual and practical support.

Capacity Building Workshop
'Ask For Anything Artfully'

A Capacity Building Workshop is being held on October 7th, in the afternoon prior to the Celebration of Generosity. It will be from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. If you have not registered we still have a few seats open just click on the button below. Marcy Heim (http://marcyheim.com) will be sharing her valuable insights about fundraising and forming life-long relationships with donors. Marcy is a highly sought-after speaker and a world class expert on philanthropy and fundraising. Attendees normally pay hundreds of dollars to learn from her. However, admission will be free to MCGF Ministry Liaisons and Ministry Partners. In addition, participants will receive a free copy of Marcy’s book, Empowering Your Board to Serve as Effective Development Ambassadors.   Please join us at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship office, 635 Science Drive, Madison, WI 53711. (This will precede the Celebration of Generosity which will take place at High Point Church beginning at 6:00 PM.)   “ASK for Anything Artfully! YOUR Role in Inspiring Generosity!”   Every Ministry Partner, Board member and staff has a responsibility, opportunity, and role in creating relationships to provide the resources necessary to make God’s work thrive! Everyone can use their unique gifts to encourage and facilitate joyful giving to Christian ministries. Engaging these folks is fun and rewarding if we are clear on what we need to do and how to do it. Professional speaker, author and development coach, Marcy Heim, will lead us on a fast‐paced journey around her “Artful Asker Cycle of Successful Relationships.” ™ We’ll focus on what it means to have a strong culture of generosity and the powerful role your thinking plays in your success as an ambassador for your ministry. We will look at creating vibrant options for giving and get started on a personal action plan for enhancing major giving life-long relationships. Plus, you will learn, write, and deliver Marcy’s “3-sentence ask” ™, a fail-proof ask strategy to ask for anything artfully. The workshop is supported by Marcy’s best-selling book, Empowering Your Board to Serve as Effective Development Ambassadors that will be provided to each participant attending!   Seating is limited. Click the link below to reserve your seat. If you have any questions contact Jeff Decker at jeffreydecker@msn.com or call or text him at (714) 394-5665. This should be a special time and a great opportunity to develop abilities that can propel us forward in His name to do work glorifying His name!

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