In the most successful fund development programs, major gifts lead the way. Senior staff leaders allocate a meaningful portion of their time to the work of major gift relationship development and solicitation; and dedicated major gift officers are hired. Greater Mission has been at the forefront of helping dioceses, parishes and ministry organizations to advance major gifts development.
A relatively small percentage of individuals control a great deal of philanthropic capacity in this nation. The ministry of major gifts development is a blessing to those individuals and to the entire Church. The experience of Greater Mission in securing large major gifts often builds a bridge of confidence until local staff and Church leaders gain their own comfort level and confidence in this area.