With the economy the way it is today raising funds for a new church project such as chairs can be daunting. There are several ways raise money to purchase specific items that a church needs to operate. For the sake of this post, we will use church chairs as an example of a large purchase that most if not all churches need to raise funds for. One of the best ways I’ve seen to raise funds is by having each individual in the church “buy” their own chair. It woks something like this: The church board decides which church chairs would best suit the churches needs and presents them to the congregation. Most chair manufacturers are happy to send sample chairs to potential buyers. Then the price of each chair along with a picture and descriptions are handed out to each attender and everyone is asked to donate that amount. In almost all cases this works very well. Asking for $45.00 for a fundraiser is much more palatable to people than presenting a bill of $22500 for 500 chairs. While some people in the congregation won’t be able to afford to participate there are always many others who with buy more that just one.