Releasing Ministry Alliance Startup

$4,955 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 50 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
 Share on Facebook
Viv Hawkins
for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends

What is Releasing Ministry Alliance?

Releasing Ministry Alliance will offer an on-line platform to publicize Spirit-led services (ministries) and provide channels for various types of support for participating ministries.  

Releasing Ministry Alliance will connect people or groups who: 
- offer Spirit-led services; 
- seek those services; 
- contribute funds; and
- support ministries in other ways, such as prayer.

A short video chat about the reasons for and operation of is available here.

More detailed information is available at , the web-site under development.

And a Friends Journal article on the project is available here.

Who is involved now?

Various Quaker faith communities have offered statements of support for Releasing Ministry Alliance.

Releasing Ministry Alliance intends to initially serve members of the various branches of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Service will branch out to others, as and when rightly-ordered.

Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, which offers spiritual and fiscal care to this ministry, is a congregation of the regional religious body of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Releasing Ministry Alliance's founders, Viv Hawkins and Vonn New, are recognized with minutes of religious service and are held accountable by their Quaker faith communities, Central Philadelphia and Bullshead, respectively. Further information about the LifeCalls ministry of Viv Hawkins can be referenced here.

Grants from the Lyman Fund supplement this crowdfunding campaign.

How much is needed for what?

This campaign will raise $16,000 to establish the web services and organizational infrastructure to support operations of Releasing Ministry Alliance. 

Tax-deductible contributions can be made by check payable to Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, 1515 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102; please note LifeCalls- Releasing Ministry Alliance in the memo line. No administrative fees are charged this way.

Effective 6/17/17, after raising $4955 through GoFundMe, GoFundMe contributions are no longer being received because GoFundMe changed their payout process, making it incompatible with our fiscal sponsor's financial policies. A total administrative fee of 9.25% was charged by GoFundMe and First Giving.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


+ Read More
Releasing Ministry Alliance would love to hear from you in 2015...
Whether you contribute to our launch fundraising, sign-up for our semi-monthly mailings, or just send a prayer...
Whether you celebrate Winter Solstice, Christmas, Viv's birthday (today Dec 22), or the holiday of your choice...
We'd love to hear from you.
And blessings on your celebrations!
Introducing Releasing Ministry Alliance
+ Read More
We invite you to watch our New VIDEO "Introducing Releasing Ministry Alliiance"
Please share it with others.
+ Read More
Releasing Ministry Alliance's week 4 mailing explains why we're raising $16,000 and features Way of the Spirit and Good News Associates with a testimonial by Cathy Barney.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Viv Hawkins
50 months ago

Week 1's Releasing Ministry Alliance mailing is available here Subscribe at

+ Read More

$4,955 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 50 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
 Share on Facebook
Created March 25, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends
Certified Charity
+ Learn More
Philadelphia, PA
EIN: 232626398
How it Works
  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
Lee Haring
28 months ago
29 months ago
Jennie Isbell Shinn
33 months ago

Preparing for a workshop this weekend on Entrepreneurial Ministry at ESR's leadership conference, and I visited the site to add the link to the resource list on a handout. I did a survey on-line about 6 months ago asking among other things, what people in ministry most need. I think your project offers some of what's needed, well beyond financial support or even recognition.

36 months ago
Stephen Thompson
41 months ago
Howard Cell
41 months ago (Monthly Donation)
hollister knowlton
41 months ago

or Viv, with gratitude for your generous ministry...

Amy Kietzman
41 months ago
41 months ago
Janet Hough
41 months ago
Viv Hawkins
50 months ago

Week 1's Releasing Ministry Alliance mailing is available here Subscribe at

+ Read More
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.