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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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



Leadership Transitions

Thoughtful and Smooth Succession Planning for Your Ministry

Hosts: William Vanderbloemen (Vanderbloemen Search Group), Josh Wren (Mission Increase)

November 29, 11:00 AM PST


Major Gifts: Asking Without Fear

From Fear to Freedom

January 23   Durham
January 25   Raleigh
February 1   Raleigh





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