the process

Your roadmap for success

We are honored to have the opportunity to support the fundraising events of so many powerful faith-based organizations. First and foremost, it is your event and your fundraising campaign. The Exponential Group works alongside your organization to provide resources and increase the effectiveness of your fundraising. As a partner of The Exponential Group, you will also experience a strategic board meeting intended to help further the values and goals of your organization.

Every partnership begins with the selection of a proven message. See our full list of God-centric messages here. Once you choose your message, we will provide speaker suggestions. You will ultimately pick the speakers whose experience, beliefs, and fundraising style is most in line with those of your organization.  Your speaker will deliver a message that tells a story, moves the audience, and makes the “ask” in a way that inspires people to start giving and encourages those who are already giving to continue doing so.

As part of working with The Exponential Group, you’ll receive templates for save the dates, templates for web-based invitations, and fully functional registration pages. From marketing to offering advice for making the most of your new resources, we are committed to a long-lasting relationship.

We’re confident that our proven process will increase your impact and help you touch even more lives.  Explore our complete process below.

step 1: Choose a Speaker and Message

You can select any speaker from our Speaker Team and choose the message that  you think will be the most effective at your fundraising event.  Although certain speakers have specializations, we can also suggest any combination that we feel might work best.  Our messages are not one-size-fits all either – we make sure to tailor the message specifically to what your donors and guests need to hear the most.

step 2: Download and Implement your Marketing

Once we have narrowed down the messaging, we want to help  you get people excited for your event.  We’ve developed a proven marketing system that comes free-of-charge.  We offer a web-based invitation system, video messages, and even suggestions on how to maximize  your attendance. If at any point you need guidance, we are here for you!

step 3: Consult with Your Speaker and Plan Your Board Meeting

This is one of the most important parts of our process.  Our presenter will meet with your organizational leadership the night before or the day of the event.  They will want to gain a better understanding of your definition of success, high level goals, and how we can best come alongside you.  We can’t really deliver a tailored message unless we get to know you and your team! Many of our clients have testified to the fact that this was worth the whole relationship.  The Exponential Group does not just provide speakers – we develop a successful, long term relationship with you.

step 4: Host Your Event

At this point, you can be confident that your event will feature a powerful message delivered by a speaker who’s meet with your team and understands what success means to your organization.  We’ll take care of the details related to our message.  You’re just responsible for hosting an event that creates an atmosphere your guests and donors will enjoy.

step 5: Review, Analysis and Reporting

We attribute our long track record of success to our obsession with success.  Once your event is completed and the numbers are in, we provide a comprehensive suite of in-depth analysis and reporting designed to highlight what worked best.  It is important to us that our message delivered the results we promise.

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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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