Fundraising, Budgets, and Money in (young people’s) Ministry

We recently had a virtual training roundtable on the topic of money. We discussed a variety of issues including individual fundraising accounts, fundraising ideas, and budget suggestions. Check out the video below and be sure to scroll down to see notes from the gathering!

Notes from the gathering:

  • Individual Fundraising Accounts – if you have questions, please check out this informative article.
  • Fundraising ideas: Flushing or Flamingoing – move them from yard to yard, they can buy insurance, and pay to have them put in someone else’s yard. Selling investments into your program with creative monthly amounts that church members and friends can buy so they don’t have to participate in other fundraisers. Pumpkin Patch – lots of hard work, but then it’s over. Talent show and dinner where people vote for favorite talent with their money. Selling tickets to a fun themed dinner. Asking for specific donations – scholarship for one mission trip, pool table, etc. Capitalizing on things that are already happening in the church – selling sandwiches or snacks for the Super Bowl, selling donuts, poinsettias, etc.
  • Sustainable Youth Ministry – suggests that your entire youth budget (salary, continuing education, supplies, etc.) should be in the ballpark of $1,000-1,500/average student. This means that if you have an average of 20 students being reached, your budget should be $20,000-30,000.

If you have any questions, thoughts, concerns, or need to bounce ideas or brainstorm with someone, please contact Leanne Johnston.