Do Say, Don't Say

Below are some guidelines on how to communicate when it comes to raising financial support for EMM on behalf of a specific missionary. We provide these to satisfy IRS regulations and to ensure integrity in fundraising. Thank you for carefully following these communication guidelines.

Do Say …

“I am responsible for developing a plan that will provide personalized financial support to EMM to underwrite my assignment in [country] and EMM’s [program name].

“God has blessed me with many prayer partners and has also provided all of the personalized support I am responsible to raise for EMM.”

“Please continue to pray that God will provide the remaining amount of personalized support EMM needs to fully underwrite my assignment in [country/region] and EMM’s [program name] by (month/date).

“I want to thank you for your wonderful support of EMM and its missionaries, like myself, over the past year.”

“Thanks so much for your prayers and financial charitable gifts to EMM.”

“As you know, all of my missionary support comes through EMM and is made possible through the generous charitable giving of churches and individuals who support EMM’s work in [country/region].

Don’t Say ...

“I now have to raise 100% of my financial support.”

“God has blessed me with many prayer partners and has also provided two thirds of my support.”

“I want to thank you for your wonderful support over the past year.”

“Thanks so much for your financial gifts and prayers.”

 “As you know, 100% of my missionary support comes from the generous charitable giving of churches and individuals to my work in [country/region].”