Let's Grow Together

The Development & Discipleship initiative is a partnership between CAFO and Mission Increase (MI) designed to help child-serving ministries grasp and apply a vision for development that not only seeks to raise funds, but also builds up Christian givers as disciples of Jesus -- ultimately leading to expanded reach and increased effectiveness of Christian care for orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide.

We provide teaching, coaching and consulting to CAFO members in effective, biblically-based fundraising principles and practices. Members who engage with the Development & Discipleship initiative will grow in their fundraising understanding and effectiveness, experience more joy in their calling and raise more funds as they learn to catalyze well-informed, effective, and Christ-hearted giving.


The Development & Discipleship initiative advances these goals through three levels of connection with member organizations:


Workshops, webinars, and CAFO Summit sessions grounded in a practical, biblically-based fundraising curriculum cover topics such as acquisition, major gifts, ministry communications, ministry leadership, and more.


Group and individual coaching for leaders and development staff to help them apply teaching principles to the unique context and concerns of their ministry work.


One-to-one consulting to a select group of member organizations, offering a more comprehensive and in-depth look at ministry and fundraising operations.


The Giver’s Perspective
in 2020

MAY 14 | 2:00 PM EST
How do you connect with and minister to givers in a world of social distancing and financial crisis? Can you still invite people to give? How can you use this time to strengthen relationships between givers and your cause? Join us on May 14 for answers to these questions and more as CAFO's Director of Development and Discipleship, Michael Mitchell has a candid conversation with two committed philanthropists about their giving strategy during these uncertain times.

Developing Your Case
for Support

MAY 21 | 2:00 PM EST
Does your organization have a clear, emotionally compelling, written case for support? Your case for support is one of the most important tools in your fundraising arsenal -- casting a vision and inviting people to join your cause. A strong case for support describes the problem you exist to solve, how you solve it, and why you matter as an organization. Join us on May 21 to learn why your case for support is so important, along with a simple process for developing and using one that inspires people to join your cause. This interactive workshop includes several pauses throughout to begin developing your own case for support.

Growing the Givers
God Sends You

MAY 28 | 2:00 PM EST
Do you have a plan with specific steps for helping people grow in their connection to and passion for your cause? Join us on May 28 to learn more about a comprehensive strategy you can create that will lead to increased giving, increased involvement, and increased joy as you work together with givers to multiply their impact on the cause. You'll discover a proven framework for inviting people to grow in their connection to your cause, and you'll leave with a simple system for creating steps people can take to deepen their relationship with your ministry.


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Not Yet a CAFO Member?

By joining CAFO through membership you can GROW your organization through all that the Development & Discipleship initiative offers for FREE!