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The Development Center

Who We Are

The United Methodist Church Development Center serves as a centralized fundraising office for national and worldwide ministries of the United Methodist Church. Chartered as a new division of GCFA in the fall of 2014, we are in partnership with agencies, racial/ethnic caucuses, and other affiliated organizations of our denomination to provide fundraising services that will allow some of our most critical ministries to make an even bigger impact. The UMC Development Center can provide a fundraising plan to fit the ministries and budget of virtually any national and worldwide ministry of our denomination. The following describes opportunities to invest in fundraising services through the UMC Development Center.

Fundraising Staff Positions

The UMC Development Center can provide fundraising staff positions on a full-time, part-time, or quarter-time basis and the support of the entire development staff would be included. This support includes the following:

  • Fundraising direction and support of the Chief Development Officer
  • Volunteer and staff training
  • Communications support with a website presence, social media, and brochures
  • Administrative support for the fundraising position
  • Database support to track your donors and demonstrate progress
  • Research capabilities to find the best prospects

Fundraising Consultant & Other Services

The UMC Development Center can also serve as a Fundraising Consultant with existing fundraising staff and volunteers to sharpen the focus of the fundraising operation and improve results. Our expertise in major gifts and planned giving will propel your fundraising operation to the next level, providing critical funding for ministries.

We also provide individual services to fit your fundraising needs.

  • Volunteer and staff fundraising training
  • Communications support with a website presence for your ministries
  • Monthly E-Newsletter communicating the message of your ministry
  • Weekly postings on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Custom brochures and materials to promote your ministries
  • Administrative support for an existing fundraising position
  • Gift processing and sending of “Thank You” acknowledgements
  • A customized database to track your supporters
  • Research capabilities to connect to new supporters and prospects for donations

How to reach us: - Visit our site and sign up for eNewsletter
The Planned Giving Site

Visit our blog

Or contact us personally:

Rhodes Logan

Chief Development Officer

Andrew Jordan

Development Assistant & Research Coordinator

Teresa Suarez

Marketing & Communications Coordinator