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Douglas Hairston is the Indianapolis Area Director for the Mission Increase as well as the Director for Social Enterprise for the Sagamore Institute. He previously led the Indianapolis Mayor’s Faith Based and Community Initiatives as the Director of the Front Porch Alliance. Douglas has taken leadership roles in the community while serving the Mount Zion Baptist Church as an Associate Minister. In the position of President and Executive Director of Jobs Partnership of Greater Indianapolis, Minister Hairston developed collaborations across cultures, denominations, community groups and services agencies.

Douglas continues to serve the community by bringing Mission Increase training into communities where practical models can help support sustainable initiatives.

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Welcome to MI Indianapolis!

Mission Increase (MI) Indianapolis is a community of Christian ministries working to implement a biblical approach to fundraising to grow and more fully-achieve their God-given missions. What do we want FOR Indianapolis as a result? An “overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:12-NIV)

Funded by givers from this community, MI Indianapolis is able to offer teaching, coaching, consulting, and even matching grants, all at no cost to ministries. Together, givers and ministries are leveraging God’s resources to transform our communities. We invite you to join us!

Douglas Hairston • Indianapolis Area Director



Building a Vibrant Monthly Giving Program

Finding and Caring for Monthly Givers

Hosts: Trey Doty (Responder Life), Stan Patyrak (The Water Project), and Amy Karjala (Mission Increase)



Vision-Driven Fundraising Plans

October 12   East Indianapolis
October 18   NW Indianapolis

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