our mission

The Exponential Group  will use a successful, proven fundraising model to create a tailored solution for your faith-based non-profit.  Using biblically based principles we’ll listen to the goals of your organization and increase the effectiveness of your next major fundraising event.  How do we know this will work?  Because Biblical protocols applied in God’s way provide predictable and exponential results.

our history

Dr. Bruce Wilkinson started The Exponential Group in 2011 as a National initiative to raise $100 million dollars for Pregnancy Centers.  Since then, The Exponential Group has had the privilege of expanding and applying its proven fundraising protocols and processes to the annual fundraising events of all types of faith-based organizations. It continues to be a true joy to see our partners celebrate the increase in funds without the need to make major changes to what they normally do.

Dr. Bruce Wilkinson

Dr. Bruce Wilkinson is the founder and chairman of The Exponential Group. Building on decades of experience as a professor, world-renowned speaker, and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Wilkinson founded The Exponential Group in hopes of utilizing the world’s resources to support faith based organizations.

Dr. Wilkinson is passionate about empowering leaders who are equipped to enact powerful, long-lasting change in the world.  He has founded Walk thru the Bible, one of the largest religious seminar organizations in the world and launched World Teach, an organization that has sent thousands of Bible teachers to over 40 countries around the world.

As part of Dr. Wilkinson’s passion for raising up the next generation of leaders, he realized that Biblically-based fundraising principles can result in exponential growth for organizations.  Instead of limiting this exponential growth to his own speaking abilities, Dr. Wilkinson began training speakers to send out to organizations with the message God has already given us the resources to help save the lost people in our communities.

The Exponential Group, under the leadership and vision of Dr. Wilkinson, has raised over $65 million for Pregnancy Centers, $17 million for churches and $14 million for various non-profit organizations.  We invite you to be a part of the exponential growth our partners are experiencing.

Bruce is happily married to Darlene and they are blessed with three children and 12 grandchildren.

the team

Jill Milligan

Jill Milligan currently serves as the president of The Exponential Group. Jill has overseen $73,000,000 in funding for Pregnancy Centers and doubled the number of events that use Bruce Wilkinson’s innovative fundraising system.

Prior to working with The Exponential Group, Jill worked with Walk Thru The Bible Ministries and has served in various leadership positions with other ministries for 26 years.

Jill has been appointed to the leadership boards for Charlotte Awake and the National Lighthouse Committee. She’s also served as a speaker and teacher for The Christian Women’s club, Christian Management Institute, and the National Free Will Baptist.

Jill is based out of Charlotte, NC ,is married and has 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

Troy Fairley

Troy serves as the Vice President of Partnerships for The Exponential Group and has developed partnerships with over 250 national non-profit organizations. He also brings 20 years of experience in management, sales/ networking, ministry, and personal coaching.

As a student at Liberty University, Troy is close to finishing his BS in Religion and continues to solve the international need for faith-based non-profits.

Troy is passionate about taking an idea or concept and developing it into a practical, structured final product. Including his success in the business realm, Troy has also taken The Exponential Group to the next level. He oversaw a $60 million dollar fundraising campaign for organizations in just 24 months.

Troy is based out of Orlando Florida, is married and has two boys.

frequently asked questions

Why are the results at your events so much higher than the national average?

It is the unique combination of the message and the method. There are many great speakers with amazing stories that do not necessarily know how to raise funds. There are also those who are skilled in fundraising who do not know how to effectively reach the heart of the donors for your particular mission. The Exponential Group provides the perfect combination of proven and compelling messages delivered through an excellent and trained group of speakers specifically committed to your mission while strategically applying fundraising protocols throughout the evening that consistently result in greater increases in giving than you thought possible.

Do we get to meet with the speaker we choose before the event? How will you know us and what we really need?

A key component of an Exponential partnership includes a strategic meeting with your Board and key players the day of the event. This time together is much more than just a "get to know you". It is a focused and intentional time to find out what needs you currently have, where you want your organization to go, and how we can incorporate those specifics into the fundraising protocols applied throughout the evening. We will dig deep with your team to ensure that what you need and what occurs within the partnership are aligned.

We are afraid to use one of your speakers because they are not well-known. Shouldn't we bring in a speaker with a name everyone knows?

Our observation has been that a popular Speaker is a good way to potentially increase your exposure to the community; however, statistics show that although this approach may increase your attendance it does not normally provide the funds you truly needed. The Exponential Group is built on the idea that the power of an event is in the unique combination of the message and the method which has proven itself over 300 partnerships where a lesser-known speaker has helped to provide historic records in giving at the event. Note: There are some years when increasing your donor base is the main goal. If you have an established donor base of 250-500+, an Exponential partnership is sure to provide something special for you, and you will make a friend for life in our speaking team.

When partnering with The Exponential Group, does our Center get to share who we are or is the event more about The Exponential Group?

Our partnerships are all about the individual organization we are trying to help. We encourage a Director's report, local music, videos, client testimonies, etc. to help provide a local, personal feel for the center. Once the Exponential speaker is introduced, we will need an hour to deliver the message and complete the fundraising process.

Does The Exponential Group provide anything else to help with our event?

The Exponential Group provides numerous tools for your Center to choose from to enhance and promote the event. You will find an "Attendance Maximizer" to help increase attendance, a "Pastor Invite" process to engage local churches, templates for promo materials, a free invite web page and more. Because each organization is unique and different, we provide the tools without requiring the use of any one tool. They are there for you to use as you see fit.

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Dr. Bruce Wilkinson is known to millions of people all around the world as a dynamic and anointed speaker. He has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. Bruce’s heart is touched by the needy of the world, and he is especially burdened for those who have sacrificed to save unborn babies. Bruce was heavily involved as a banquet speaker and raised the level of giving exponentially in 2008-2012. He then trained a team of presenters who are now doing the same.

He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number one spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, remains the fastest-selling book in history, with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. It was also the first book to win the Christian Book of the Year award two years in a row. Bruce’s book, A Life God Rewards, became the first religious nonfiction book to appear at the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on the market. His other popular books include Secrets of the Vine, Beyond Jabez, Set Apart, Experiencing Spiritual Breakthroughs, and The Dream Giver. His latest two books are You Were Born For This and The God Pocket.

In addition to being in demand as a speaker and writer, Bruce is a gifted, visionary leader. He served as the publisher and executive editor of ten monthly magazines, with more than 120 million copies distributed. He is the author of the outlines of the books of the Bible for the best-selling Open Bible, and has served as the executive editor of three Bibles. He built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible. He has trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change and is a trainer of coaches in the Dream Giver methodology. He launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach, which has recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. Bruce produced a motion picture about AIDS called Beat the Drum, which has been seen in more than 100 nations and has garnered 30 international awards. He also chaired CoMission, a movement in which 87 national organizations joined together to train Russian teachers on ethics and teaching methodologies. Bruce has been a featured guest on major television and radio shows and has held private meetings with foreign presidents, as well as key leaders in the U.S. government.

Bruce has a long history of practical ministry service. He launched Heart for Africa, which mobilized First World volunteers to plant more than 500,000 backyard vegetable gardens for orphans and the hungry. He also launched a movement to recruit more than 1,000 college students from 11 nations to conduct AIDS training in high schools. He led major tribal and racial and religious reconciliation conferences in Uganda, Namibia and South Africa. Currently Bruce is leading a new initiative, Teach Every Nation (TEN) called to partner with leaders, ministries, and global teachers to train tens of thousands of untrained pastors and teachers in the Global South.

Bruce is happily married to Darlene and they are blessed with three children and 10 grandchildren.

Dr. Bruce Wilkinson

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