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Asking Without Fear: Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Fundraising

Asking for money.

The very mention of these words can strike fear in the hearts of even the most seasoned nonprofit leaders.

But what happens when we’re afraid to ask?

God can accomplish His purpose no matter what, but we miss out on experiencing the goodness and beauty of His perfect provision.

It doesn’t have to be this way! You can ask in ways that grow your faith AND minister to givers as you impact the lives of the children and families you serve together.

This interactive and practical intensive will equip you to move past your fear and learn how to let go and freely invite people to be part of God’s work in and through your ministry. Who knows? You might even find you enjoy asking for money!


Date: Wednesday, Sept 28
Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Location: Johnson Ferry Baptist Church


  • $99 – Non-Member
  • $59 – Member

Ideal Audience

Asking Without Fear is for the reluctant fundraiser in all of us. It will benefit nonprofit staff and volunteers with the sacred task of fundraising in their job description, including executive directors, development directors, development staff, and board members.


Michael Mitchell

Michael is a learner, a lover of people, and a follower of Jesus. He is married to his high school sweetheart, the lovely and talented Annaleise Mitchell. They are the proud parents of Isabella, Benjamin, and Harrison.

He currently serves as CAFO’s Director of Development + Discipleship, providing fundraising training and coaching to executives and development staff at CAFO’s 200+ member organizations. Before coming to CAFO, Michael served as Director of Development and Marketing for an international water nonprofit after more than a decade in higher education fundraising and marketing with Oklahoma Christian University. With 15+ years of experience in fundraising shops large and small, he’s worn all the hats. No matter where you are in your fundraising journey, he’s probably been there too.

Michael enjoys reading, writing, hiking, bike riding, music of all kinds, travel, shenanigans with his kids, and is enthusiastic about roasting coffee.


Beth Guckenberger

Todd is an avid learner and constantly looks for ways to better serve the orphan and vulnerable child globally. Over the last twenty years, Todd has grown to become a sought out voice and leader in the orphan care movement.