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Your role as a leader in short-term missions—especially during a crisis.

You are a leader and people are looking to you to lead them and to guide them—especially during tough times in short-term missions.

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How to handle fear and news in light of a pandemic

Learn some helpful steps for how to handle fear and news in light of a pandemic.

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9 super-practical ideas to get people excited before, during, and after mission trips.

You've written your vision and mission. What now? How to you get people around you excited? Here are nine (9) super-practical ways to get people excited before, during, and after mission trips.

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7 Questions You Should Be Asking

There are a several tools out there... and deciphering which is best for you can be a challenge. Here are a few key questions to be asking as you evaluate any new technology.

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Effective Short Term Trips - Worksheets and Strategies

This is a set of worksheets that will guide you through the key elements in creating, recruiting, and managing Short Term Mission Trips. Content presented at the Global Missions Health Conference.

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Managing Personal Fundraising Pages

ServiceReef is pleased to announce new functionality to manage personal fundraising pages. Just a few things you are now able to do: Create a standard fundraising letter text Set standard text to required or editable by participant Allow users to edit their personal fundraising page Require approvals for changes to personal fundraising pages Learn more about personal fundr...

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EFFECTIVE - Four Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Logistical Management

Have a Plan You always have to start with a plan. Benjamin Franklin once said, “failure to plan is planning to fail”. Your plan should include dates, team leaders, expectations, preparation, resources, travel logistics, legal resources, fundraising tools, communication plans, and more. Work the Plan It might sound simple, but once you have the plan, work it! Revie...

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EFFECTIVE - Four Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Team Leader Success

The Right Person It really does start with the right person and this is often best known by watching people as they experience serving opportunities and how they handle smaller responsibilities. You are looking for a person with the right character, the right temperament, the right social skills, and the right administrative skills. Know what you are looking for and keep lists of potential...

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EFFECTIVE - Five Tips for Effective Team Preparation

EFFECTIVE PREPARATION Clarify Expectations Clarify expectations with your team. Consider outlining expectations for different groups involved and the different stages of the event. You might outline expectations for the team members, the team leader, the field partner, and the sending organization. You may also outline expectations leading up to the event, the event, and post event. ...

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EFFECTIVE - Five Tips for Effective Short Term Trip Marketing

Friends - Ask people and alumni to share with their friends. Give them some triggers for thinking of names. Some examples might be family, small group members, friends, roommates, colleagues, etc. Social Media - It’s good to leverage things like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be intentional with your messaging and create clear calls to action in each of your postings. Create links...

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