History

In 1981, Dale Berkey and Doug Brendel, both with fundraising experience, first met working in Christian media in Chicago.

Visiting ministry leaders often talked about their fundraising needs; Dale and Doug developed a team of committed Christian professionals to provide whatever help was needed, and God blessed their efforts.

Distinctives

What Makes BBS Unique

We believe ministry is a calling, and fundraising is a ministry. So our commitment is to minister to you with hard work and a servant’s heart.

By God’s grace, we’ve developed expertise in revolutionizing how ministries relate to their donors.

We’ll engage with you to understand your one-of-a-kind vision and collaborate with you to effectively connect donors to your mission, moving your ministry into the future.

Our hope is to become a trusted partner in your work, helping you maximize your reach.

Leadership Team

Our executives are deeply engaged every day in helping ministries grow with a combined 150+ years of ministry fundraising experience.

E. Dale Berkey, Ph.D.
Co-founder, President
Doug Brendel
Co-founder, Senior Copywriter, Copy Chief
Chad Crawford
Vice President
Jim Alexander
Vice President, Creative
Amy Wachtel
Director of Client Services

Join Our Team

If you love being involved in ministries, this could be the place for you. 

We’ll work hard to thoroughly understand your unique vision, and what it will take to get you there.