TESTIMONIES

Hear how much of an impact Money for Ministry has made from organizations like yours.

“[Before Money for Ministry,] our planned giving interactions were mainly hit or miss. We were looking for somebody who had a plan that was actionable. That’s the thing about Money for Ministry – they have actually delivered. A lot of consultants have lofty ideas about what is possible or not, but the results aren’t there. Money for Ministry actually produces.

There are a lot of other people in this particular space that are larger, more corporate. I think the market differentiation for Money for Ministry is that they are almost like a family. They are a great, very well-run organization and they are always offering to pray for us or asking how things are going. For them, I don’t think it’s social lubrication. It’s that they actually care.”
-Russ Jacobson, Hour of Power

“I visited a couple who had indicated in our survey that they would not consider an in-will gift “at this time.” During our conversation they mentioned how COVID had inspired them to get their ‘house in order.’ I shared that we’ve been helping lots of people like them and many have chosen to include a gift in their will to our foundation. They confirmed they will do the same. This just goes to show that “not at this time” doesn’t necessarily mean no!”
– Melissa Goodson, United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation

“If I reflect back a bit, it was the mechanism by which they were engaging larger quantities of prospects, that made us want to work with them. It was not only their approach with a mass mail type of a program, but also their ability to take a donor on a journey through the thought process of leaving an estate gift for someone. It wasn’t just a one and done type survey, but rather a repetitive, ongoing dialogue with the donor.

What we’ve been able to really benefit from is their content. Their ability to write up the materials and frame the survey as a progressive program. They are kind of like that trusted friend that you work with who helps you fill in the gaps need and then support you along the way.”
-Jeff Haverdink, Calvin College Associate Director of Gift Planning

“One of our donors had given us only $2k in their entire lifetime. That is only $100 a year for 20 years. When they passed, we received a $62k gift.”
-Guiding Light

“We received a check in the mail yesterday for $125K from a deceased donor. She was a 102-year-old widow with no children. Her estate was worth $1.5M of which Rockford Rescue Mission received 8%.”
-Rockford Rescue Mission

“I used to think that talking about planned giving was bothering people, but Money for Ministry has educated to us the need to be at the top of someone’s mind when they go to plan their will. I really like their “faith and family” emphasis. It resonates with our donors. Money for Ministry is helping us communicate and build relationships with our donors.

Money for Ministry really challenged us to be very intentional. The extra effort we put in has benefited the ministry and benefited our income. They totally facilitated the next level of communicating with our donors and getting the word out to targeted people. We would not have done it without their help. Believe me.

[Now] more and more people are notifying us that they have included the mission in their will. Even if we don’t get a notification about their intent to include us, we still receive a will disbursement!

Money for Ministry wants to see you and your relationship with God prosper. They are looking out for you to prosper spiritually and financially.”
-Sue Jones, Capitol City Rescue Mission

TESTIMONIES

Hear how much of an impact Money for Ministry has made from organizations like yours.

“[Before Money for Ministry,] our planned giving interactions were mainly hit or miss. We were looking for somebody who had a plan that was actionable. That’s the thing about Money for Ministry – they have actually delivered. A lot of consultants have lofty ideas about what is possible or not, but the results aren’t there. Money for Ministry actually produces.

There are a lot of other people in this particular space that are larger, more corporate. I think the market differentiation for Money for Ministry is that they are almost like a family. They are a great, very well-run organization and they are always offering to pray for us or asking how things are going. For them, I don’t think it’s social lubrication. It’s that they actually care.”
-Russ Jacobson, Hour of Power

“I visited a couple who had indicated in our survey that they would not consider an in-will gift “at this time.” During our conversation they mentioned how COVID had inspired them to get their ‘house in order.’ I shared that we’ve been helping lots of people like them and many have chosen to include a gift in their will to our foundation. They confirmed they will do the same. This just goes to show that “not at this time” doesn’t necessarily mean no!”
Melissa Goodson, United Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation

“One of our donors had given us only $2k in their entire lifetime. That is only $100 a year for 20 years. When they passed, we received a $62k gift.”
-Guiding Light

“If I reflect back a bit, it was the mechanism by which they were engaging larger quantities of prospects, that made us want to work with them. It was not only their approach with a mass mail type of a program, but also their ability to take a donor on a journey through the thought process of leaving an estate gift for someone. It wasn’t just a one and done type survey, but rather a repetitive, ongoing dialogue with the donor.
What we’ve been able to really benefit from is their content. Their ability to write up the materials and frame the survey as a progressive program. They are kind of like that trusted friend that you work with who helps you fill in the gaps need and then support you along the way.”
-Jeff Haverdink,
Calvin College Associate Director of Gift Planning

“Last week we received a letter from the attorney of a donor who was completely off our radar. We hadn’t received a gift from this donor since 2012. Prior to that, she had made ten gifts over the past ten years of $50 each. Her lifetime giving was $500. When this donor passed away, Rockford Rescue Mission was in her will for $400K. Incredible!”
Rockford Rescue Mission

“I used to think that talking about planned giving was bothering people, but Money for Ministry has educated to us the need to be at the top of someone’s mind when they go to plan their will. I really like their “faith and family” emphasis. It resonates with our donors. Money for Ministry is helping us communicate and build relationships with our donors.

Money for Ministry really challenged us to be very intentional. The extra effort we put in has benefited the ministry and benefited our income. They totally facilitated the next level of communicating with our donors and getting the word out to targeted people. We would not have done it without their help. Believe me.

[Now] more and more people are notifying us that they have included the mission in their will. Even if we don’t get a notification about their intent to include us, we still receive a will disbursement!

Money for Ministry wants to see you and your relationship with God prosper. They are looking out for you to prosper spiritually and financially.”
-Sue Jones, Capitol City Rescue Mission