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National Foundation Opens Phoenix Office to Provide Phoenix Area Ministries Free Development Training and Grant Money
Former Ellison Media Company Vice President Joins Mission Increase Foundation

Contact: Matt Baxter, Mission Increase, 503-906-1622, mbaxter@missionincrease.org

PHOENIX, Jan. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Mission Increase Foundation, a national granting and training foundation, announced today that it has hired Doug Pillsbury, former Vice President of Client Development for Ellison Media Company and CEO of Bison Ranch Retreat Center in Overgaard, Arizona, to serve as Vice President of Transformational Giving. Pillsbury will be based out of the foundation's newly opened office in Phoenix, Arizona office.

"We are excited to have Doug join us, not only to mentor ministries in the greater Phoenix area, but to work with donors across the nation to help them become great givers." said Dave Farquhar, President of Mission Increase Foundation. "Doug is adept at encouraging donors to move beyond common transactional giving perspectives into true transformational giving that impacts their community. Doug brings both a wealth of experience and a desire to help donors become great givers that transform their community. I'm confident that he will take our already strong efforts to an even higher level."

"What attracted me to Mission Increase Foundation was observing how effective they have been in helping ministry leaders grow their organizations." Pillsbury said "In Phoenix, there are many Christian leaders who are passionate about helping the hurting, spreading the Gospel, and impacting the world. However, they are frustrated because they lack resources needed to grow. Their organizations do not have the systems, people and funds necessary to reach their full potential. I’m excited to work a for a foundation that solves these problems by providing excellent development training and by giving grant monies to qualified organizations – all at no cost to the ministry!"

As the Vice President of Transformation Giving, Pillsbury will oversee the foundation's work with donors across the nation, including the establishment of giving circles. In addition, Pillsbury will conduct free monthly workshops and biannual seminars in Arizona, as well as conduct free one-on-one consulting for Christian ministries that are involved in Mission Increase Foundation's grant process.

Pillsbury comes to Mission Increase Foundation most recently from Bison Ranch Retreat Center where, where, as CEO, he oversaw that organization's development and growth to better serve a number of nonprofits from Phoenix and around the nation. Prior to Bison Ranch Retreat Center, Pillsbury served as a successful nonprofit consultant with Ellison Media Company, one of the country's largest Christian media agencies. While there, Pillsbury directed activities with clients such as The Dream Center in Los Angeles, CA, Gerald Mann Ministries, and Family & Marriage Today. Pillsbury has also consulted on major capital campaigns for Community Church of Joy in Glendale, AZ and Phoenix First Assembly in Phoenix, AZ.

Since 1999 Mission Increase Foundation has helped hundreds of ministries multiply the gifts they receive and build long-term financial stability through grants and free training. Mission Increase Foundation's Transformational Giving model provides a powerful means to enable great giving that simultaneously transforms the giver's heart and the receiver's ministry while impacting the wider community for Christ.

Mission Increase Foundation is a national granting and training foundation that seeks to transform lives for Christ through effective giving and training for Christian ministries. Mission Increase Foundation currently has offices in Phoenix, Colorado Springs, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Mexico City. To learn more about Mission Increase Foundation visit www.missionincrease.org.  

Press Inquiries: Matt Baxter (503) 906-1622 mbaxter@missionincrease.org