Looking for expert, Christ-centered fundraising strategies?

It can be challenging to create high-impact fundraising strategies to make a difference at your organization – all while still glorifying God through your ministry or Christian non-profit.

Church Strategy

Fundraising wasn’t a part of your pastoral training. Even though you know God is able to provide, it’s hard to know how to effectively raise money for your church.

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Non-profit Strategy

Even though your nonprofit or ministry is working hard being the hands and feet of Christ, it can be hard to get the funding you need to make an impact.

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With Slingshot Consultants, you can create a sustainable fundraising plan that supports your organization for years to come.

We saw a need for transparent, affordable fundraising consulting for churches and Christian non-profits. With a combined 40+ years in fundraising experience between Nick and Cherian, as well as advanced training in secular best practices, we’re driven to make knowledge and resources available to people and organizations we care about deeply.

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The Slingshot Difference

Our heart is to equip you with the right resources that can help you grow, without the cookie-cutter solutions or high-priced fees of other consultants.
Custom Strategy

Get financial, technical, and strategy advice tailored specifically to your needs as a pastor, ministry leader, or non-profit executive.

Proven Resources

Our resources are tried, tested, and proven to work, and we even use them personally and professionally.

Step-by-Step Guidance

Receive step-by-step custom plans designed to guide you every step of the way. You can execute it yourself, or we can help you put the plan into place.

Affordable Pricing

Unlike other high-priced consultants, we offer transparent pricing, and don’t require large upfront fees or percentage-based pay.

24/7 Support

Have a question? We’re here for you. Our partners receive unlimited in-person, email, and phone support.

Our Team

Nick Bal

President

Nick has over 20 years of fundraising experience in a variety of philanthropic fields. He currently serves in a full-time capacity as the Director of Donor Ministries for an international think-tank, The Gospel Coalition. Prior to this, he filled the role of Director of Development for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. His fundraising experience includes managing and implementing annual fund programs, planned giving strategies, and major gift strategies. Nick has also lent his knowledge as a board member for several non-profits.

Cherian Koshy

Vice President

Cherian Koshy is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), and AFP Master Trainer. He has over 25 years of experience in fundraising for non-profits. As the head of fundraising for various non-profits, he’s personally raised more than $100 million, including several seven and eight-figure gifts. He’s led several successful multi-million dollar capital campaigns and worked with a wide variety of non-profits, including the arts, human services, faith-based, and education.

Josh Carpenter

Account Executive

Josh has been serving in various ministry contexts for over a decade. He is burdened to see Bible-believing churches, as well as gospel-centered organizations, thrive. After having successfully raised funds as a home missionary, he is passionate about helping those in ministry realize their goals financially and organizationally. Josh holds a BA in Bible and Theology (‘10) as well as an MDiv in leadership from Clarks Summit University (‘17). He is also an ordained minister. He and his wife Laura love living in Des Moines, Iowa with their four children.

Happy Clients

Slingshot’s broad expertise in fundraising and development made us better understand our donors and improve how we communicate our story. They also helped us frame our mission in a way that produces excitement and commitment among our supporters. Even after our formal partnership ended, we’ve enjoyed staying in touch and occasionally exploring ideas and strategies that compliment it. It was a pleasure and a blessing to work with [Nick and Cherian] Slingshot Consultants.

Mark JohnsonTreasurer | Controller, Regular Baptist Ministries

For our stewardship campaign for a church plant and a facilities remodel, Slingshot Consultants was invaluable. Before we officially started the campaign, they helped us articulate our highest goal: not money, but unity in the church and keeping our church's mission squarely in view. When we found ourselves worried about the details of the campaign, Slingshot was a calming influence in several ways: being calm themselves, reminding us of our goals, and providing frequent insights and course corrections. The campaign "playbook" they provided enabled our volunteer teams to perform their work effectively. We appreciated the emphasis on participation throughout the congregation. And in the end, not only did our unity as a church strengthen, but we had a high percentage of members pledging to the campaign, and we even exceeded our financial goal. We highly recommend Slingshot Consultants.

Brad BarrettPastor, Stonebrook Community Church