Updates & Progress 

Monday, April 30, 2018

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Happy Monday! We're at 98% and we have just $100 left to raise in monthly support and $500 left to raise in special (non-recurring) donations! Thankful for all the support, generosity and prayers!

For those interested, the easiest way to join our monthly support team is blaneyoung.com/partner and the best way to give a special gift is dcchialpha.com/donate.

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Blane Young

Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at American University in Washington, DC

 

Monthly Financial Support You can join our Support Team online via giving.ag.org. You can either search for us by name or use this customized short-link: http://bit.ly/1G2y83m

 

Previous Updates Below // Infographics + Written

Monday, March 26, 2018

Today, I can (gladly) report that we're 92% funded! And well on our way to get to our goal before our deadline of May 4. We have just about $600 remaining to raise in monthly support to be at 100%. [Interested in partnering, take a look at this page]

We're really excited, though, at the prospect of reaching our goal early. 

→ And many of you have asked what would happen if we 'finish early'?

If that happens, we have the opportunity to continue to raise funds to meet some 'stretch goals'  that would benefit our entire team at Chi Alpha at American University, not to mention all of our students.

You can read more / see more about that below! 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

We're still waiting to hear back from a few churches that have expressed interest in partnering with us. Additionally, I have four meetings this week with prospect partners. All in all, we're still around 88-89% funded, and well on our way to get to our goal before our deadline of May 4. We have just about $1,100 to raise in monthly support. [Interested in partnering, take a look at this page]

We're really excited, though, at the prospect of reaching our goal early. And many of you have asked what would happen if we did that, which was encouraging and felt like a vote of confidence! 

If that happens, we have the opportunity to continue to raise funds to meet some 'stretch goals'  that would benefit our entire team at Chi Alpha at American University, not to mention all of our students. You can read more / see more about that below! 

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

We sent out an email update a few days ago, with some pretty amazing stories and happenings as it pertains to our support-raising / itineration journey. You can read that hereBut we also wanted to do a more complete update, which you can read and see below. Thanks to all those that are new donors and part of our Support Team! 

 Note: This specific chart and update includes several verbal commitments as well as several estimates, which means it is accurate within 1-2%. 

Note: This specific chart and update includes several verbal commitments as well as several estimates, which means it is accurate within 1-2%. 

  • We've raised 88% of our monthly budget.
    • Details: This means, that we have consistent partners (giving monthly or annually) in the form of a 'faith promise', that are already committed and giving. And they have, collectively, met 88% of our budget. 
    • Nearly three-fourths of our support comes from individuals (or families), while one-fourth comes from partner churches. 
  • We only have 12% to go, friends! This means, in terms of our monthly budget, we have just about $1100 left to raise in monthly support. And our deadline is to finish raising this before May 4.
    • Details: This means, that if 5 churches and 6 individuals (or families) committed to partner with us at $100 per month — we'd be fully funded.
      • Of course, you can partner with us at that level or any other financial level. Let us know if you're interested! 
  • Oh, and we've raised over 100% of our itineration cash budget! 
    • Details: This means, we've raised all of our cash (and then some!). This is our non-recurring donations, and these donations enable us to continue to minister, partake in trainings and courses, as well as plan for the future and be able to travel all around the country sharing the story of Chi Alpha with potential partners. 

Thanks for reading this! And for being part of our family + ministry.

Commonly Asked Question:
What happens if you raise more funds than your goal?

That's a great question! We're currently working with our Support Raising Coach and mentors in Chi Alpha to identify key areas where we could utilize those 'extra' funds to tackle projects, meet needs and invest in the long-term future of our ministry. In other words, our salary doesn't neccesarily increase, but the ministry would have more resources to be impacted. We plan on releasing more details in the nexat few days, which is exciting!

Monday, February 5, 2018

  • We've raised 85% of our monthly budget.
    • Details: This means, that we have consistent partners (giving monthly or annually) in the form of a 'faith promise', that are already committed and giving. And they have, collectively, met 85% of our budget. 
    • Nearly three-fourths of our support comes from individuals (or families), while one-fourth comes from partner churches. 
  • We only have 15% to go, friends! This means, in terms of our monthly budget, we have just about $1233 left to raise in monthly support. And our deadline is to finish raising this before May 4.
    • Details: This means, that if 6 churches and 7 individuals (or families) committed to partner with us at $100 per month — we'd be fully funded.
      • Of course, you can partner with us at that level or any other financial level. Let us know if you're interested! 
  • Oh, and we've raised over 100% of our itineration cash budget! 
    • Details: This means, we've raised all of our cash (and then some!). This is our non-recurring donations, and these donations enable us to continue to minister, partake in trainings and courses, as well as plan for the future and be able to travel all around the country sharing the story of Chi Alpha with potential partners. 

Thanks for reading this! And for being part of our family + ministry. 

 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Below is a summary update as to our progress as of a few days ago. We are so thankful for churches, family members, friends, fellow Chi Alpha Staff and alumni that have given so sacrificially and generously! 

  • We've raised 77% of our monthly budget.
    • Details: This means, that we have consistent partners (giving monthly or annually) in the form of a 'faith promise', that are already committed and giving. And they have, collectively, met 77% of our budget. 
    • Nearly three-fourths of our support comes from individuals (or families), while one-fourth comes from partner churches. 
  • We only have 23% to go, friends! This means, in terms of our monthly budget, we have just about $1,800 left to raise in monthly support. And our deadline is to finish raising this before May 4.
    • Details: This means, that if 5 churches and 13 individuals (or families) committed to partner with us at $100 per month — we'd be fully funded.
      • Of course, you can partner with us at that level or any other financial level. Let us know if you're interested! 
  • Oh, and we've raised over 100% of our itineration cash budget! 
    • Details: This means, we've raised all of our cash (and then some!). This is our non-recurring donations, and these donations enable us to continue to minister, partake in trainings and courses, as well as plan for the future and be able to travel all around the country sharing the story of Chi Alpha with potential partners. 

Thanks for reading this! And for being part of our family + ministry. 

 Update Posted:  January 12, 2018

Update Posted: January 12, 2018

 Update Posted:  December 5, 2017

Update Posted: December 5, 2017

 Update Posted:  October 31, 2017

Update Posted: October 31, 2017


 
 

I'll be using this page to provide updates for those interested, as I spend this year support-raising and itinerating full-time. Why am I doing this? Great question! You can read more here.