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What Major Donors are Thinking in 2020: Surprising Giving Trends This Fall
Ever wish you could peek inside your donor’s head during uncertain economic times?

A new study on non-profit giving reveals surprising insights into why and when major givers donate to Christian causes – and how you can position your Fall fundraising efforts for maximum effectiveness.

In “What Major Donors are Thinking in 2020,” special guests Derric Bakker and Paul Martin of DickersonBakker, along with your host Mike Buwalda, will share their research to uncover:

• How the historic surge of Spring giving in 2020 will affect year-end gifts
• How major donors most wish to be approached in our new societal reality
• What motivates your biggest donors to give even during economic volatility
• Much, much more

Don’t miss out on these surprising revelations!

Aug 25, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Derric Bakker
President @DickersonBakker
Derric Bakker has worked with dozens of organizations across the U.S., Canada, and overseas, helping to raise well over $100 million for ministry. A recognized expert in the field, Derric has successfully solicited countless major gifts, including some in excess of $10 million. Serving since 2000 as a consultant with two other large firms specializing in major gifts, Derric founded his own firm in 2010, which merged in 2012 to become DickersonBakker, where he now serves as President.
Paul Martin
Senior Partner @DickersonBakker
Paul Martin helps ministries flourish in vision and funding so they take the Gospel to more people. Paul guides broadcasters, global missions agencies, higher education institutions, and other ministries to increase donor support. For his long time pursuit of growing impact, Paul received the The Scott Campbell Industry Achievement Award from Christian Music Broadcasters (CMB) and The National Center for Stewardship and Generosity’s (NCSG) Lifetime Stewardship Achievement Award. In 2003, Paul co-founded Advocace to support ministry fundraising and merged with DickersonBakker 2019 to broaden impact. Paul, now a Senior Partner with DickersonBakker, helps ministries all over the world grow donor support.
Mike Buwalda
Founder & President @Money For Ministry
Mike Buwalda is the founder and president of Money for Ministry, a consulting firm specializing in estate gift growth for Christian nonprofits. Money for Ministry helps ministries speak straight to the heart of their donors using a “faith and family” approach, moving donors through a process of awareness, to interest, to action — producing measurable results. Money for Ministry’s roster of clients currently has the potential of over $1 billion in their planned gift pipelines. Mike is also the author of Ride the Wave: Experience History‘s Biggest Flow of Wealth and Worship with Estate Gifts. Mike is passionate about helping individuals and organizations adopt a deeper understanding of biblical stewardship and the impact of building a wise financial and values-based legacy.