Proposal for Soliciting Donations

PROPOSAL FOR SOLICITING DONATIONS 1

Proposalfor Soliciting Donations

InstitutionAffiliation

Proposalfor funding the building of a Church

Ourorganization was established in 2011 after many years of evangelismand hard work. Currently, the organization has four pastors andserves a population of about 25000. Therefore the need foraccommodating new members call for developing a church because mostchurches in our community are constructed using local materials henceare easily destroyed by the wind, floods and frequent conflictsbetween the Muslims and Christians.

Weare seeking funds to build and replace the actual existing structuresfor a stable, durable and representative church building. Theproposed project location request has been approved by the Bishop andwill be the administrative headquarters in the whole community.Currently, we are forced to conduct the church outside on the bareground and these have shown many challenges as the worshippers cannotconcentrate. Similarly, during the rainy season the church servicecannot go on when it is raining.

Statementproblem and justification

Accordingto the survey conducted in the area, it showed that many of thepeople in the community lacked basic education. Similarly, familydisputes that result in street children, young drug addicts,prostitution, poor economic conditions, robbery and many others werenoted. In this case, the area is ideal for a church constructionbecause of the increased number of people, existing poverty,immorality and economic crisis that threatens the people’s life andcommunity development.

Howthe project will help the community

Byhaving a church in the area will enhance effective ministry,counseling, door to door visits where follow-up to the people andconduction of social analyses in the areas will be achieved toimprove the situation. The church will also offer a center where wecan be bale to provide services to HIV/AIDS victims, street children,orphans and many other disadvantaged individuals in the area.

Additionally,as per our mission, we will be able to serve many born again soulsefficiently as we found out that many people fail to come to churchbecause of lack of the building. The construction of the churchbuilding will be significant to glorify our God, providing a place ofworship and administering to our community with priority according totheir needs and desires (Anheier et al, 2014). It is our wish thatyou can also have the feeling of the same burden and have thecompassion to the perishing people in our community.

Thechurch will provide not only spiritual benefits but also the economicachievements will be attained because the Church will help those withdifficulties and general poverty by raising the economic ability ofthe poor in the area. On the other hand, people will be enabled tostart their business for own income generation. Finally, the churchwill bring social development such as eradication of immolarity,minimize street children, reduce HIV/AIDS and foster a peacefulcommunity.

Projectgoal and objectives

  • To construct a permanent church building for conducting spiritual and evangelism activities.

  • To increase the capacity of church memberships in the community many will find a building for worshiping and this will attract a number of people attending church services.

  • To enhance spiritual change in the community by providing a conducive place of worship and facilities for the disadvantaged people.

  • Bring total transformation of people’s lives in the area by conversion of many souls to Jesus through evangelism.

Activities

  • Purchase building materials

  • Select and engage a skilled building contractor

  • Mobilize the community members to support

  • Soliciting the funds for the church building project

Projectmanagement

Theproject will be supervised and managed by a project team from ourorganization which will be headed by our Bishop assisted by otherfour pastors. The project team will be in charge for variousactivities as outlined in the project activities and the communitymembers will also have a role to play in the implementation of theproject.

Projectmonitoring and assessment

Theproject team from the organizationwillhold at least three meetings every month as part of its evaluationand reporting of the project. The implications from these reviewswould be substantial for advanced planning and adjustments. Thechurch will allow physical project assessment and visitations fordonors and stakeholders of the church who will audit and make an openevaluation of the facility. Finally, the budget was developed to meetthe needs of our organization’s proposal to build the church.

Budget

Item

Quantity

Unit price (USD)

Total (USD)

Construction material

60,000 pcs

5

30,000.00

Red bricks &amp cement

200 bags

25

5,000.00

Iron sheets &amp nails

100 sheets &amp 100 kg

50

20,000.00

Timber

200 pcs

10

2,000.00

Sand

20

100

2,000.00

Ballast

30

200

6,000.00

Paint ( 20 ltr)

40

30

1,200.00

Panes &amp wooden doors

15

150

4,500.00

Fittings

5

700

3,500.00

Labor costs

Contractor

4,000.00

Casual laborers

15 persons

200 for 4 months

12,000.00

Grand Total

40,070.00

References

Anheier,H. K. (2014). Nonprofit organizations: Theory, management, policy.Routledge.