GRACE FAMILY CHURCH RAISES
R18 MILLION FOR NEW CHURCH BUILDING
When Grace Family Church needed to raise R18 million to build the first phase of their new church complex on Umhlanga Ridge, Durban, they turned to DMI for help. As Senior Pastor, Mark van Straaten, put it: ‘We, the Grace Executive Team, employed professional architects, plumbers, lighting specialists, landscapers, etc. to build our new church.
'So when it came to fundraising, the most important part of making our vision possible, getting professional advice was the obvious route to go.'
Raising large sums of money, often under tight deadlines, is no easy task. In the case of Grace Family Church, DMI was able to tailor-make a fundraising strategy for success, based on meticulous planning and the correct method of engaging key donors at every level.
Recognising that each donor should be asked in the right way, and by the right person, is, or should be, the 'mantra' of the capital campaign. DMI has the experience to guide the process and ‘coach’ those entrusted with the task of doing the asking.
The result? Targets are met and the dream of worshipping in a state-of-the art new facility has become a reality for Grace Family Church.