Fundraising is broken.

Let's fix it together.

Does fundraising feel like a joyful calling, or a necessary evil?

Traditional fundraising can feel like running on a treadmill — you’re working hard but not getting anywhere.

What if you could raise more funds, grow your ministry, and find joy in your work all while helping givers know, love and serve God more fully?

You can.

CAFO’s Development & Discipleship program helps child-serving ministries grow through free fundraising teaching and coaching grounded in a theology of God’s abundance.

Your mission is too important
to struggle with fundraising

Get started today to discover a new approach to fundraising
with the power to help you:

Raise more funds to fuel your mission.

Impact the lives of more children and families.

Disciple givers to know, love, and serve God more fully.

Resources to help you grow.


Join the Development + Discipleship community email list for news, updates, and access to free fundraising content, resources, and ongoing training.


Learn fundraising best practices rooted in God’s abundance for major gifts, monthly giving, acquisition, communications, leadership, and more.


Participate in individual and group coaching to help you apply the principles you’re learning to the unique context and concerns of your ministry work.

Hi! I’m Michael.

With 15+ years of experience in fundraising shops large and small, I’ve worn all the hats.

No matter where you are in your fundraising journey, I’ve been there too.

Schedule a 15-minute introduction conversation, and let’s start figuring it out together.

What other leaders are saying…


“We're just a few years old and have a staff of two (not a whole development department). While we've had initial success with fundraising, we didn't have a clear path forward. Michael, with his winsome approach, has given us tools to develop a workable plan. Each session has shaped our approach to fundraising for years to come.”

- Chris Seaton, Executive Director of Project Belong

“As a young non-profit we knew we needed to grow in the area of donor development, but not sure where to begin. The free consulting from Michael has provided a starting point, path forward, resources, and extremely helpful advice. This has been such a gift and blessing to our ministry!”

- Suzy Roth, Executive Director of Hands of Hope

“We were blessed by being able to have one-on-one development coaching to analyze our specific needs and issues. Michael possesses a wealth of development experience, along with best practices, enabling him to provide valuable insight and recommendations about all aspects of our development process.”

- Tiffany Taylor Wines, Vice President of Development Orphan Outreach

Thank you so much for all of your end of year giving guidance! We followed your plan and our giving increased 250% from December 2021 to December 2022!!

- Angela Coston, Executive Director, For the Sake of One