Sacred Synergy: Transforming Fundraising and Evangelism - Webinar

Community: All-Community Offerings
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Seats Available: 410 of 1000

Event Information

Have you ever felt like fundraising and evangelism are two separate tasks?

We know of some nonprofits fundraise for the cause of evangelism. While other compassion-oriented nonprofits may even struggle to incorporate the work of evangelism into their ministry.  But what if we told you that there's a powerful synergy between these two seemingly disparate activities?

Join this powerful webinar to hear experts from the faith and fundraising sectors discuss how these two seemingly separate disciplines are interwoven in a way that transforms both.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the relationship between fundraising and evangelism.
  • Identify how fundraising can be a platform for discipling champions closer to Jesus.
  • See the sacred task of fundraising in a new light.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from experts, participate in a live Q&A, and rethink how we approach fundraising and evangelism. This webinar is for any ministry leader involved in fundraising or evangelism, and is offered by our national MI office.

Katie Matheny
Featuring - Katie Matheny
Director of Field Resources, Mission Increase

Katie serves Mission Increase as the Director of Field Resources, helping to develop the curriculum and resources. She has nearly a decade of ministry leader experience where she served Ncompass, an organization dedicated to advancing access to Christ-centered education in Haiti. She started out as Child Sponsorship Coordinator, then as Development Director, and served the final four years there as Executive Director. During this time, she spent many years consulting with Mission Increase and saw her personal leadership, faith, and ministry impact grow beyond her expectations.

Prior to ministry, Katie was a school administrator, as well as an art and Spanish teacher. Her experience as a ministry leader, in addition to her time spent in education, play a key role in developing curriculum for ministry leaders. In addition to resourcing ministry leaders, Katie has a passion for family time with her husband and daughter, cooking, community, and really good coffee.

Laura Nzirimu
Featuring - Laura Nzirimu
City Gospel Movements Program Manager, Luis Palau Association

Laura Nzirimu was born and raised in the Portland metro area. With a degree in Human Services from Bethel University in Minnesota, Laura began her career in the international nonprofit space with a focus on caring for vulnerable children. She most recently provided research-based best practices for faith-based organizations serving vulnerable children and families across the globe with CAFO.  After eight years of serving internationally, Laura made the shift to working at a local and national level at the Luis Palau Association.  

As the City Gospel Movements Program Manager, Laura crafts resources and content content for city leaders and supports the team’s strategy for elevating evangelism in cities. She and her husband enjoy traveling, reading, and making the perfect cup of chai tea together.

Randy  Butler
Featuring - Randy Butler
Senior VP of Curriculum Development and Design, Mission Increase

Randy Butler, Senior VP – Curriculum Development & Design, oversees the process of creating, designing, and delivering our content at Mission Increase. He also brings a wealth of experience in bringing the local church and local non-profits together to improve a community.  Randy has been a longtime champion, advocate, and prayer supporter of Mission Increase. For 10 years Randy was instrumental in training hundreds of pastors in Oaxaca, Mexico through MI’s work in the early 2000’s. He has been the pastor of Mission Increase co-founder, Ron Post for over 25 years.

Since giving his heart to Jesus on December 4, 1966, Randy has desired nothing more than to be a preacher. Randy received his license to preach from the Evangelical Church in 1980 and was ordained four years later.
In 1980, while attending George Fox College, he met and married Joan Hatfield. They have two children, Kristi, and Kevin, and one grandson.
Randy graduated from George Fox College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion. Randy received his Master of Divinity from Western Evangelical Seminary along with a certificate from the Evangelical Teacher Training Association with a Teachers Diploma in 1984. Randy completed his doctoral studies in 2007 with a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from George Fox Evangelical Seminary, receiving a distinguished dissertation award. He served as a pastor at Salem Evangelical Church from 1986 to 2021 and has been a Police Chaplin since 2005. Randy has volunteered with the Oregon Youth Authority since 2015.