This is the fourth post in a series on support raising. You can check out the start of the series here.
I wanted to get some common misconceptions out there for all the support raisers as they prepare to raise their budgets. These are things that either I felt or people I have coached felt.
1. The people that make the most money don’t always give the most. That’s just how it is. Sometimes people who make less give more, sometimes not. Don’t just prioritize your list based on yearly household income.
2. You don’t have to apologize. Actually, you shouldn’t apologize. It’s off putting to say sorry for trying to make a living and do what God has called you to do. Be confident.
3. It’s your money when you get it. It’s no longer their money. They can’t tell you what to do with it. You can give it to missions, you can go out to eat, you can buy golf clubs if you want. It’s your money. You have to be a steward of it just like they do.
4. People are not always trying to give you the runaround. Sometimes it takes me a while to answer other emails. Sometimes I forget to call people back. Sometimes I go on vacation. They are not always giving you the runaround. Don’t be afraid to follow up.
5. This will not be as easy as it is in your mind. What a season of dependence support raising is! I only somewhat wish it was an easy season, it’s good to know that God is the one that is pulling you through!
Do you have any that you would add? What have you thought of the series?