I have recently returned from spending a month in Kuala Lumpur where I was invited to help the newly established AsiaCMS to develop their fundraising, donor support and communications functions.
At present there is no dedicated fundraiser or local donor base, so my role involved helping newly appointed staff to consider how to build support around particular programmes delivered through a number of strategic partnerships. This involved producing business plans, helping to organise mission events for local churches and developing promotional materials. I also developed resources to capture donor support and provided training for staff about how to present ministry in a way that attracts local support. Since returning to the UK I have continued to work remotely for AsiaCMS, developing project profiles for grant funding, drafting promotional materials and profiling the work of local mission partners in a way that will attract personal support.