Advocace Unites with Dickerson, Bakker & Associates to Grow Ministry Impact

Advocace and Dickerson-Bakker & Associates are joining forces to serve Christian ministries in an even greater capacity.

Now, with their 26 consultants in 12 different states the combined firm offers ministries expanded services including: Capital Campaigns, Major Gift Solutions, Donor Communications, Donor Research, Talent Development, Grant Services, Strategy Consulting, Training, Wealth Screening, Leadership Coaching, Board Development, Management Consulting, and Business Development. The company will maintain offices in both Dallas and Asheville NC.

Together, this team has partnered with numerous globally recognized ministries including Moody Global Ministries, Cru, Wycliffe, Compassion International, CURE International, Biblica, Awana, as well as an unprecedented number of Christian schools, radio stations, higher education institutions, camps, churches, and more.

Paul Martin, Advocace President/Co-Founder sees growth for nonprofits with the combination, “Advocace is known for our strengths in Donor Research, Donor Communications, and Business Development. Now, with the expertise of Dickerson-Bakker we’ll be able to deliver high response Capital Campaigns, larger scale Major Gift Solutions, and stronger assessment tools.”

“I have been really impressed with the quality of the Advocace team, and the exceptional work they do with clients. We are excited to bring these two great teams together to leverage our combined strengths in order to deliver even more value for our clients,” said Derric Bakker, Dickerson-Bakker’s President.

Advocace and Dickerson, Bakker & Associates officially united into a single firm as of January 1, 2019. Paul Martin, former Co-Founder and President of Advocace, will serve as Chief Marketing Officer of the combined firm, and Derric Bakker will serve as President. The name of the combined firm will be announced at a later date.

About Advocace

Advocace’s consultants serve Christian ministries and nonprofits across the United States–including Bible colleges and seminaries, rescue missions, broadcast and media nonprofits, K-12 schools, social service ministries, and a wide variety of other organizations. Ultimately, Advocace helps ministries grow their funds in order to reach for their vision. Simply, Advocace desires to see people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through each of these endeavors. Find out more at

About Dickerson-Bakker

Dickerson, Bakker & Associates has an unbroken track record of providing professional consulting services to nonprofit clients for more than thirty years. DB&A helped hundreds of organizations raise hundreds of millions of dollars through capital campaigns and major gift development programs. Dickerson Bakker works with a wide variety of nonprofits, faith-based and secular, small to large, across the spectrum from those seeking to simply meet individual needs in their local communities to those hoping to make a global impact for eternity. Find out more at

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