“I appreciate Dickerson, Bakker & Associates’ focus on results and the fact that they have always met and exceeded my expectations in our work together.”Dustin Rubeck, President, Dallas Christian College

“Thank you for the well and professionally done Feasibility Study for the Knox Area Rescue Ministries capital campaign. You folks were thorough, insightful, persistent, and sane. Your presentation to the Board of Directors and leadership team was easy to understand, informative, and reasonable. I appreciate the good work and look forward to involvement with you as we seek to raise some significant dollars to promote the ministry of KARM.”Joseph E. Johnson, President Emeritus, The University of Tennessee / Board Member, Knox Area Rescue Ministries

“Dickerson, Bakker & Associates and Madison Academy have shared a close working and personal relationship over the past ten years. We have worked together in two successful campaigns that have helped us significantly advance our mission by relocating our campus and in the construction of new buildings. Dickerson, Bakker & Associates are committed to providing current and innovative ideas in regard to capital campaigns, student recruitment plans and other aspects of school growth and fundraising. We support their efforts and are proud to call them our friends.”Dr. Robert Burton, President, Madison Academy

“Dickerson, Bakker & Associates has been a vital part of our fund development strategy. Under their guidance, we experienced a significant increase in general fund giving in the crucial 4th quarter period of our last fiscal year–an increase of nearly 100% over the prior year. They helped us shape a funding plan for the current year, toward which key donors are now making generous commitments. Derric and David understand the lay of the land with respect to high-capacity donors and they are trusted advisors to us as we continue to see God’s blessing in our fundraising efforts.”Rob Wassel, Vice President of Advancement, Pioneers USA

“Dickerson, Bakker & Associates has enabled us to have the tools necessary to meet the needs of a growing congregation. What we like best is their honesty in what they determine we are capable of as well as a no pressure approach with plenty of communication. They have always been available if we needed help.”Rick Davis, Franklin Christian Church, Franklin, IN

“Aside from raising large sums of money for the college, Dickerson, Bakker & Associates’ guidance helped lay a foundation for my career in development. I’m still using those principles Clark taught me.”Charles Turner, Vice President, Atlanta Christian College

“I’ve had the good fortune of working with Derric on a comprehensive Capital Campaign for the Durham Rescue Mission. As a board member of the Mission and active community citizen, I found Derric’s insights, work ethic and management skills to be outstanding–and his counsel reassuring. As a professional fund raiser myself, he has been a wonderful partner in guiding the Mission. I would not hesitate to recommend him…”Michael J. Morsberger, Vice President Development and Alumni Affairs, Duke Univeristy / Board Member, Durham Rescue Mission

“Dickerson, Bakker & Associates is working with Brentwood Christian School on a $4.5 million capital campaign to build a Center for Science and the Arts. Their consultant has done an amazing job of helping us to map out a strategy that God has blessed in the midst of one of the biggest economic downturns in the last 50 years. So far, we have reached 75% of our goal. Beyond the capital campaign, he has taught me how to ask for gifts and has helped us develop an annual giving program that includes the development of gift clubs. He has demonstrated a heart for service, creativity and boundless energy. What I appreciate most from Dickerson & Associates is that they approach development from the perspective of Christian stewardship. I can recommend their services without reservation.”Marquita Moss, President, Brentwood Christian School

“We were able to raise money that far exceeded our ability to do it on our own. We would certainly recommend Dickerson, Bakker & Associates.”Dr. David Bernard, UPCI General Superintendent, Former Pastor, New Life United Pentecostal Church, Austin, Texas

“Derric provided invaluable assistance to us in developing our major gifts program. He led us through a successful search for a Director of Major Gifts. He provided sound counsel related to our annual gift plan, major donor program, and overall development strategies. He assisted us with delicate merger negotiations and worked well when faced with complex situations. Derric is conscientious, perceptive, professional, and accessible. He has a breadth of experience and a solid understanding of faith based missions. He provides excellent value for money and related well to senior executives, volunteers, and staff members. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to your organization.”Tom Balke, International Financial Development Director, Arab World Ministries

“We had just begun our campaign, when our chief major donor development person left the Mission. Most of our large donor relationships left with him. Dickerson, Bakker & Associates provided the assistance we needed at that critical time to rebuild these relationships and garner new ones. Without the personal attention and expertise provided by Dickerson, Bakker & Associates, our campaign would have been far less successful. Beside all the assistance Clark (Dickerson) and his associates provided, they did everything in a way that honored our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”Don Worrell, President/CEO, Nashville Rescue Mission

“The Dickerson, Bakker & Associates team have been a great asset to Southeastern Bible College over the years. Their philosophy of stewardship, diligence and emphasis on the relationship aspect of development has been both refreshing and rewarding. I highly recommend them.”Don Hawkins, D.Min., President, Southeastern Bible College

“Just a word of thanks for all that Dickerson, Bakker & Associates has and is providing for the ministry of GTN through David Harriman and Tara Cox. I can’t tell you how much this has helped us – pushing us to the next level (which is exactly what we needed)! I just got back late last night from our GTN annual staff retreat up in the Pacific Northwest. It was nothing short of amazing what God did – and the encouragement and inspiration that came from everyone hearing all of the “God” stories of transformation of lives all over the world! Thanks for your part in helping to bring this significant transformation to thousands of pastors and leaders in 44 countries around the world! Without people like you, people like me (and our staff) would not be nearly as effective in carrying out God’s work! Keep up the great work! And know that you are in our prayers for even greater success and effectiveness in the years to come!”Paul R. Madson, President, Global Training Network

“It is of paramount importance that the Lord be the governing body of any project to ensure success. Dickerson, Bakker & Associates strives to make certain that they focus on this point throughout the campaign.”Dave Ruffie, Trinity Christian School, Williston, ND

“We have used Dickerson, Bakker & Associates in our past three fund raising campaigns. On each occasion we have found their services to be exceptional. I am convinced it is because their approach is one of STEWARDSHIP MINISTRY and not just fund raising.”Wayne L. Unger, Pastor, Grace Community Christian Church, Ceres, CA

“Dickerson, Bakker & Associates took our specific needs and designed a development program that was tailor made just for us. In a day when ‘canned programs’ abound, it was refreshing to discover an agency that gives you personalized service.”Bryce Jessup, President, William Jessup University

“Southwest Florida Christian Academy has been greatly blessed to partner with Dickerson, Bakker & Associates in this, our first capital campaign endeavor. Our progress in the campaign has exceeded our expectations and with the leadership and encouragement of our consultant the campaign is on a very positive track. The Lord is using your ministry to accomplish great works for His Kingdom. We are very appreciative of your commitment to helping our school reach its financial goal!”Linda Brookshire, Director of Development, and Dr. Phillip Tingle, Headmaster Southwest Florida Christian Academy, Fort Myers, FL

“Here at The Great Commission Foundation of Campus Crusade for Christ, our expertise is in planned giving and estate design. We, however, are not experts in finding the talent needed to grow our foundation. For that, we engaged the experts at Dickerson, Bakker & Associates. They did a remarkable job identifying and recruiting top candidates for our planned giving program who not only were exceptionally qualified for the work, but also were a great fit with our core vision, values and culture. I would highly recommend their personalized service along with their process of identifying a high level of qualified candidates that I could have never found on my own.”Bob Hawkes, Executive Director The Great Commission Foundation of Campus Crusade for Christ

“We received so much valuable information from the Campaign Readiness Study. We received financial information as well as information about our needs within the congregation. We gained great confidence about raising money for a building project. We have often said among ourselves that we are glad to have Dickerson, Bakker & Associates work with us. We would not want to venture out on our own.”Dale Eynon, Central Christian Church, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

“Dickerson, Bakker & Associates comes alongside Christians involved in fund-raising as a partner, working in concert with you to ascertain and implement the best strategy to meet your organization’s needs.”Gary Jones, Hosanna Christian School, Klamath Falls, OR

“I have had a long association with Dickerson, Bakker & Associates. They have helped me with several capital fund raising campaigns. All have been successful and I know of no other fund raising organization that has more integrity then Dickerson, Bakker & Associates.”Thomas G. Garman, President and CEO, Golden Years Homestead

“Orchard Group Church Planting has had a terrific experience with Dickerson, Bakker & Associates. Over the past 15 years they have helped us through a reengineering of the corporation, a capital campaign and development education. Their work is always right on target. You get the good news and the bad news, presented in ways that help you plan for the future and get the most from your development program. When we have a development issue, Clark Dickerson is the first person we call”Paul S. Williams, Chairman of the Board, Orchard Group

“We could never have reached our goals without the totally professional approach of Dickerson, Bakker & Associates. They have been a true blessing from God. Our church was inspired to give. I recommend this team for any financial campaign.”Pastor Lester A. Roch, Apostolic Tabernacle, Houston, Texas

“I was most impressed with Dickerson, Bakker & Associatess in that they adapted very quickly to our church culture. We would have never achieved our goals without their masterful help.”Pastor Ed Cantu, Family Worship Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

“Dickerson, Bakker & Associates brings a professional, informed, and comprehensive approach to the non-profit industry for major donor fundraising & “friend-raising.” They are not a “one trick pony” that only highlights one or a couple aspects to development, but have the ability and knowledge to build a major donor plan “from the ground-up” that is unique to the organization that they are working with. Their consulting practices are predicated upon sound principles and they do not apply “cookie-cutter” consulting practices—their approach is fully grounded in extensive industry research and delivered in very practical, systematic and clear ways. I highly recommend Dickerson, Bakker & Associates to organizations who wish to grow organically and strategically.”Shawn Saunders, Executive Director, Converting Hearts Ministries, Inc.

“Dickerson, Bakker & Associates have the insights and ability to quickly understand an organizations’ strategic and primary needs as well as insights into leadership and management issues in order to add value to his consulting clients. While their primary services were within the context of accelerating and expanding our organization’s development program and processes, their capabilities and observations extended well beyond that.”Ray Padron, Board Chair, SAT-7 USA

“Derric, we thank you wholeheartedly for putting together a dynamic team, teaching us how this whole capital fundraising process works, and helping us secure more than $800,000 in cash and pledges. Thank you for guiding us through this exciting and sometimes overwhelming challenge. Some of us never dreamed that we would be able to get so far out of our comfort zone and find God ‘right there,’ helping us each step of the way. It has been a thrill to see how He has worked throughout this process and how He equips us for things we never thought possible. We have all learned so much and we believe God has used each of us and our gifts for such a time as this. Thank you Derric for all that you taught us.”Stacy Pinkerton, Campaign Chair, Venice Christian School

“Thank you so much for coming alongside us to teach us how to do the Founder’s Circle and how to work effectively with major donors. We learned so much from your visit with us. You were a great source of encouragement and a blessing to work with. We have many more individuals and another ministry briefing event scheduled, and are off to a great start. May God continue to bless you and the work you are doing.”Sue Poole, Executive Director and Julie Cravillion, Board Chair, Shirley’s House of Hope

“It is a privilege to recommend Dickerson, Bakker & Associates without reservation! Clark worked very closely with us on a project at LifeWay and he is the very picture of integrity and competence. His personal faith is coupled with an incredible gift of discernment and inspiration that allowed us to move ahead aggressively and effectively in raising the funds that were needed – and more!”Jimmy Draper, President Emeritus, LifeWay Christian Resources

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