Fundraising needs: Fall 2019
I am honoured to have had ongoing opportunities to speak across Canada and the US for the last 23 years on topics like mental health, media, sexuality, pornography, dating, men, parenting, and others. Thank you so much to the hundreds of people who have supported us both financially and with prayer over the past 20 years. I could never have dreamed up how far this ministry has come since first starting out.
The favourite parts of my job are researching, creating presentations, and then delivering those presentations in order to challenge people to connect their ancient faith with this modern world. I want to encourage my listeners to “enter the danger” on topics that may be difficult to work through. In these confusing times, we need perspectives and intelligent insights into current matters more than ever.
One of my least favourite things I need to do is fundraising. One of the least liked, shared or commented on posts that I put on social media are about fundraising. The hard part with this is that for a non-profit organization like Worlds Apart, fundraising is necessary for our functioning. As a small charity, our funds come in from 3 sources
40% – speaking engagement honorariums
40% – tax receiptable donations
20% – sales of books, DVD’s, digital downloads
Presently there are 3 needs I need help in:
1. My new book Parenting: Navigating Everything is off to the editor. The book is approx. 230,000 words and it a large handbook for parents covering all the topics that I speak on and more. Due to the size of this book, the editing costs are $9000
2. When I am not speaking I work from a home office My desktop is from 2013 and is in need of an upgrade. The data projector I also bring with me to smaller speaking dates is from 2010 and is also in need of an update. Approx. costs for these are $4000.
This is not an enormous amount of money but for a small charity like ours, it seems pretty overwhelming. Whether you can give a little or a lot thanks for considering supporting the work that I do.
How to Donate:
To donate online please do this through our link on Canada Helps – click here
Or to donate by mail please make your cheque payable to “Worlds Apart” and address it to:
Worlds Apart, 68 Ashbury Blvd, Ajax, Ontario, L1Z 1M8
If you have any questions please contact me through social media or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.