Inspiring Generosity for Over 25 Years

Since 1989, Masterworks has helped organizations like yours inspire the giving of time, talent and treasure to work that delights the heart of God.

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No two organizations are exactly the same, so we don’t approach any of our strategies the same way. We love using a mix of integrated services to find the best way to help you inspire generosity. At Masterworks, we come alongside you to design innovative, effective fundraising and marketing strategies to grow your ministry. We also work with you to identify your distinct marketing and fundraising goals, then choose the right services to accomplish them.

Many of our leaders have worked for non-profits. We’ve been in your shoes — and it inspires us to find better, more integrated and innovative ways to make you more effective.

No Markups

You’ll only be charged the actual costs for products and services like printing, list rental and postage.

No Commissions

We accept no fees for sending business to vendors, freeing us to find the best solution for your needs.

Fixed Fees

You’ll have a set budget each year, so you can plan ahead for a complete 12-month period.

We believe effective fundraising must flow from meaningful, inspiring engagement with your donors. Our approach, called Donors for Life®, is a donor-experience management strategy that will help your non-profit attract and retain donors. Ask us how.

We can help you increase the effectiveness of your fundraising efforts. Find out how.

Case Studies

Website Redesign

Metropolitan Ministries

To engage, connect, and inspire potential new donors with a delightful online experience – converting them into fans and faithful supporters of Metropolitan Ministries for years to come.

13% Since the recent website launch, the number of new online donors has grown by almost 13%, with an average gift of $152. The long-term value of these donors is $100,000.

Donation Experience Optimization

Phoenix Rescue Mission

To improve Phoenix Rescue Mission’s out-of-the-box donation form, by making the giving experience quicker and easier — with results they could track.

20% Conversion rate increased by 20%, leading to significant growth in donor value. Average gift also increased by 40%.

Facebook Lead Generation Campaign

Open Doors

To engage quality, potential constituents by giving them the opportunity to receive three different offers by signing-up for future digital communications from Open Doors USA that would lead to a financial partnership at a low-cost.

57% A strong success — generating a $0.78 cost per lead with almost 1,700 new email addresses and a 57% conversion rate.

Integrated Email Campaign

Prison Fellowship

To revive Prison Fellowship’s massive subscriber lists by shifting their email schedule to integrate messaging, stories, offers, and timing … to inspire even greater generosity during the ever-important Angel Tree season.

71% After creating an integrated, multi-channel campaign the next year, gross revenue grew by 21% the first year and then sky-rocketed a whopping 71% the next year.

Jubilee Newsletter Redesign

Prison Fellowship

Our goal was to redesign the Jubilee newsletter for readability, and refocus the content to engage donors in a more personal way. This new format reports back on donor accomplishments and gives them the chance to give again.

521% The redesigned newsletter increased revenue 521% in a 3-month, head-to-head test. As a result, Prison Fellowship donors helped reach 5 times as many children of prisoners during the Angel Tree season.

Social Media Integration

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission wanted to expand the reach of their already successful One Meal . . . One Hope campaign to a broader audience on social media — creating more opportunities for their users to engage and raising more awareness to help support their fundraising efforts

680% Their social traffic grew by 680% in the month of December over the previous year, including a 200% increase in engagement of Facebook.

Our Clients

Masterworks Client since 2005

“This is a great agency. They care about our ministry as much as we do. They are talented. They are partners with us.”

Craig Carpenter
Vice President of Development
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

Masterworks Client since 2012

“We did a national search to find an agency that understood Christian values AND how to acquire, cultivate and retain faith-based donors. Our search began and ended with Masterworks. There is no agency that we encountered in our search that approached the donor as the hero to our mission and offered solid solutions to help us create lasting donor relationships.”

Matt Panos
Chief Development Officer
Feed the Children

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  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Christian Book Distributors
  • Citizenlink
  • Compassion International
  • Cru
  • Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch
  • Feed The Children
  • Focus on the Family
  • Hope for the Heart
  • Issachar Initiative
  • Jews for Jesus
  • Josh McDowell Ministry
  • Kids Alive
  • Lausanne Movement
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • NRB Network
  • Open Doors
  • Orange County Rescue Mission
  • Palmer Home
  • Phoenix Rescue Mission
  • Prison Fellowship
  • Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission
  • Starr Commonwealth
  • St. Joseph’s Indian School
  • Teen Challenge
  • The Colson Center
  • The JESUS Film
  • The Navigators
  • Trinity Rescue Mission
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities
  • United World Mission
  • Walk Thru the Bible

Our Leadership

Steve Woodworth


Steve has a history of inspiring generosity by using his unique gifts of marketing, management and organizational development experience to foster thriving organizations.

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Rory Starks

Executive Vice President, Strategic EngagementStrategy and Development Read blog posts from Rory

Carter Wade

Executive Vice PresidentClient Services Read blog posts from Carter

Ruth Schenk

Executive Vice PresidentAdministration, Finance, Human Resources Read blog posts from Ruth

Dave Raley

Executive Vice PresidentAnalytics, Innovation & Strategy Read blog posts from Dave

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About Masterworks

Masterworks is a full-service agency serving Christian non-profits. We inspire generosity to deepen the impact our clients have in the world using an integrated approach to marketing, fundraising and branding. Since our founding in 1989, we’ve been privileged to serve organizations such as Prison Fellowship, Cru, and Feed the Children.

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