May 11, 2015

What makes AngelRide so special?

Many people have asked me what makes AngelRide and the Hole in The Wall Gang Hospital Outreach Program (HITWG – HOP) so special, what is it that brings riders back year after year. I think I might finally have my answer. Dear sponsorship providers, supporters, encouragers and worriers: Angel Ride 2014 is complete! AngelRide 2014 …

The Good, The Bad, and The Smelly  (or how to put the FUN in your fundraising)
April 27, 2015

The Good, The Bad, and The Smelly (or how to put the FUN in your fundraising)

By Karen Grouten If I haven’t said it before, I will say it again. I have a really hard time coming out and asking people for money. So, as I said in my first blogpost I try to invite them to become part of the team by donating. It just works better for me, suits …

Fundraising: A Form of Ministry
March 23, 2015

Fundraising: A Form of Ministry

By Karen Grouten Fundraising is certainly not begging. It’s just the opposite. Fundraising is first and foremost a form of ministry. It is a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission. It is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with …