Should I suggest an amount when talking with a potential donor?
If asked how much you want or need from them, give them some ideas without asking for a specific amount (unless you believe God has laid an amount on your heart). For example, you could say: Many ministry partners pledge $100 a month, but larger amounts are not uncommon like $250-$500/month and some even more. Some only pledge $50/month. But, only you can determine what God would have you do. As important as financial support is, prayer support is more vital. I am asking the Lord for enough ministry partners to provide prayer cover and financial stability. My commitment to you will be to provide regular news of what God is doing through our partnership in ministry. So, rather than me telling you how much I need, I’d like you to pray about an amount that would be significant enough to encourage you to pray for me and the ministry as you give.