Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DAY 9 (52 Days)

On Nov 18, 2014 GTD officially kicked off our 14 Month $250,000 Funding Campaign to prepare GTD for the next 20 years of ministry. This is not a 14 month fund raising drive. This is a 14 month funding drive. That means that in addition to fund raising events, our regular fee based programs and events will also go towards the $250,000 goal (the expenses for these events have already been factored in).

UPDATE: In just under 2 months we are projected to be at 45% of our goal!!! That means that in addition to the donations that have already been received since November we have also added in the projected monthly donations pledged for 2015 as well as our current projected event revenues for the upcoming year. Two things about the current total: First, this thermometer can go downward if pledges or events fall through. Second, this thermometer still has 1 year and 5 days to go upward. That means that every new Monthly Partner and every new GTD event added to the calendar will drive this thermometer up towards our goal. To be honest, we are blown away that we are already at 45% of the goal. We are humbled and thrilled by God's mighty hand of support, and we are elated by the generosity of our donors. This has already been an amazing 2 months of rebuilding the walls of GTD. We are excited, but we are not relaxing. We are pressing on towards the goal that will put GTD in position to effectively minister to the next generation for the next 20 years.

The $250,000 amount represents the sum total needed to:
<>  Cover all 2015 operating expenses
<>  Pay off remaining debt from first 18 years
<>  Repair & improve aging equipment
<>  Acquire necessary new equipment & gear
<>  Organize & archive 20 years of data, pictures, etc
<>  Launch new events, ministries, and endeavors
<>  Strengthen & fortify our current vibrant programs, events, & ministries
<>  New marketing campaign (brochures, ads, proactively promote GTD)
<>  Office renovations and administrative infrastructure improvements
<>  Begin "famine" savings account for future recessions & troubled times
<>  Consider hiring on needed part-time assistants & co-laborers

14 Month Timeline:
Nov 18, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015: Assess "The Walls"; Communicate the needs
Jan 5 - Feb 25, 2015: "52 Days" Objective ("All-Hands-On-Deck")
Feb 26 - Nov 16, 2015: Transformation of a ministry; Run regular events
Nov 17, 2015: Annual Banquet ("The Mother of All Banquets")
Nov 18, 2015 - Jan 18, 2016: Reintroduce "The New GTD"!!

This is an exciting time to be a part of GTD!