More About Jim

Following a twenty-year career in corporate America, Jim started his own consulting firm in 2003, Upside-Down Leadership, helping corporate, non-profit, ministry and church clients apply biblical leadership principles and truths within their organization. Jim serves on a number of boards and is involved in a wide-variety of ministry and non-profit organizations. Jim has a passion for ministry, a love for people, and a desire to help organizations be effective stewards of the gifts and talents God has given to them and to maximize the Kingdom impact of their ministry.
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More About Lindsey

Lindsey serves as our Raleigh Area Coordinator, she manages everything from the office, ministry accounts, coaching, coordinating events, and all things creative. She is committed to serving individuals in need, and welcomes each opportunity to share and demonstrate her faith with those around her. With a background in business marketing and interior design, Lindsey’s creative experiences afford her dynamic perspective in her role. Her entrepreneurial spirit and networking capacity are an asset as she serves our ministries. Her passion in celebrating God’s abundance is evident in her personal and professional life. In her free time, she and her husband, Richard enjoy spoiling her dog Sally, experimenting in the kitchen, and working on a creative projects.
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Welcome to MI Raleigh!

Mission Increase (MI) Raleigh 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 Raleigh as a result? An “overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:12-NIV)

Funded by givers from this community, MI Raleigh 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!

Jim Dotson • Raleigh Area Director

Lindsey Blankenhorn • Area Coordinator



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)



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How do ministries engage with us?

Work and communicate more directly with your Area Director, network with ministries from your area, and stay up to date with events happening in your area.

Create a Ministry Account

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National topical webinar training

Webinar Library


Fundraising Dinner Manual and other tools

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Topical resources for additional reading

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