Major Gifts: Making the Invitation - Workshop

Joyfully Sharing the Opportunity for Deeper Involvement in the Work

Community: San Diego
Thursday, January 25, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST
North Coast Calvary
1330 Poinsettia Ln
Carlsbad, CA
Seats Available: 16 of 60

Event Information

Does inviting someone to give to your ministry feel like an unnatural conversation? Are you timid about asking people to give financially? Does your work with major givers feel transactional? It doesn’t have to be this way.  

Gather with fundraising peers at this Mission Increase workshop. Together, you will learn how to transform the way you invite people to give so that there is greater ownership in your cause.  


  • Understand the biblical principles that inform how we invite people to give 
  • Articulate your mission and vision in a compelling way
  • Practice inviting someone to give

If you or anyone on your team has been apprehensive about inviting financial gifts, don’t miss out!  
This workshop will benefit executive directors, development staff, board members – or anyone who has personal relationships with champions. Register today

Nic Gilmour
Featuring - Nic Gilmour
Area Director, MI San Diego

Having grown up in Western Australia, and now finding himself in North County San Diego, Nic Gilmour counts it a privilege to serve as the Area Director for Mission Increase San Diego. He has been a follower of Jesus since 1984, partnered with the incredible V since 1993, and dad to supa-kiddos Mo, Tino and Evey for enough time to know that fathering is better – and far more exacting – than he ever could've dreamed. He coaches (rugby & org health), mentors (people who'll far exceed him), surfs (badly but often), and eats pizza (ok, too much). To V’s dismay, he doesn't like kale. At all. Due to a misspent youth, he somehow ended up with degrees in history & literature, law, leadership and organizational dynamics, and practical theology – including a masters from Fuller and a doctorate from Gordon-Conwell. Since moving to SoCal in 2013, at North Coast Calvary (his spiritual home), Mission Increase (his vocational home), and Oceanside (his beach-home), Nic spends much of his time shepherding apostolic types – ‘those who’ll take on hell with a squirt gun.’ Through life, community and hard-lessons (typically involving God kindly giving Nic a brick to the head) he's more convinced now than ever that the only worthwhile spirituality is one with boots on, that walks.