Branches Mission Lab partners with Christian ministries and nonprofits to accelerate good work.
Our founders, Jesse and Stephanie Lane, are passionate about seeing good grow.
We’ve developed a framework to help nonprofits and ministries rapidly grow reach and funding through digital marketing and fundraising strategies.
The full story …
In 2011, while praying with friends in the Fayetteville Prayer Room, I (Jesse) was struck by the contrast I found in John 15. Here Jesus tells us:
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
Much fruit or nothing.
“Nothing” scared me.
This marked the beginning of a lifelong exploration for me that has already led to unexpected places.
What exactly does it mean to “remain” in Jesus, or “abide” in Christ, as others translate it?
What does it look like to “abide” in the context of my work in digital marketing and fundraising?
Unfortunately, I saw very few examples of people and organizations abiding in Him and bearing “much fruit”, the way Jesus taught about.
The status quo is often:
a lack of prayer…
a lack of creativity & innovation…
… resulting in a lack of growth.
In the summer of 2011, my wife and I started Branches Missional Marketing (now Branches Mission Lab) to help encourage a change in this status quo.
After working with hundreds of nonprofits and helping raise over $100 million, we believe more than ever in this work.
In everything we do, our deepest desire is to remain in Him and encourage others to do the same. We truly believe that there is no marketing strategy we could employ or fundraising technique we could teach that is more important as the power of a prayerful, God-led, organization.
With that said, we believe nonprofits and ministries should approach their work with excellence and creative innovation in order to maximize impact.
Our framework for nonprofit marketing and fundraising leverages innovative strategies for growth.
We can’t wait to tell you all about it.
“I found Jesse foremost a strategic thinker, always looking ahead of the curve.
He is also unusual in that he is very capable in execution of the strategies, focused and determined. It was a pleasure working with him in a fast paced environment.”
“I lead a global ministry that is a grassroots, lean organization with mostly volunteer staff and limited resources. Jesse believed in our cause and saw some needs he could help, and he graciously offered his gifts and talents and knowledge of marketing, social media, fundraising and communications strategy to help us with some major innovations. He has personally helped me see some of our blindspots and has taught me how to better reach multi-generations in our messaging.”
“It is evidence from Jesse’s success that he has both the skills/knowledge and the ability to dig down deep to “get things done” to perform at the highest level in the digital marketing world.”
“In my 21 years of teaching at the University of Arkansas, I have accumulated a strong set of guest speakers that include CEOs and top executives with many decades of experience. Even among this highly competitive set, Jesse Lane is consistently a class favorite, providing cutting-edge insight into digital marketing and emerging media trends. His ability to communicate in an innovative, engaging manner is second-to-none.”
“Dynamic and forward-thinking, yet humble and gracious at the same time, Jesse is the perfect mix for colleagues and companies who want to break new ground with their social media and internet marketing initiatives.”