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5 Best Practices for Online Tithing at Your Church

Your church creates a community that helps guide and shape your congregants’ lives, but also supports them wherever they are on their individual journeys. For many of them, including—but certainly not limited to!—millennials and other younger generations of your members, there’s no denying that much of their time is spent online. The popularity of social media and the ubiquity of…
Read article By Kyle Henning

The Smart Buyer’s Guide to Choosing Church Giving Software

Contact Vision2 for a demo of our comprehensive church giving software! Church giving provides your congregants with the opportunity to support the community that facilitates their spiritual development. It's their generosity that allows for the continuation and expansion of the programs that have helped bring them closer to God as well as the growth of your church. You can make…
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Intacct, the Ministry Tool that Helps Faith-Based Organizations Reach their Visionary Goals

Plagued by confusion, delays and lack of confidence in reporting.” “Cost and headaches of on-premise accounting systems and IT infrastructure.” “Need for a user-friendly cloud solution that would support anytime, anywhere access while minimizing IT efforts.”   These are just a few of the most common challenges that faith-based organizations struggle with. The good news is Intacct, the customer satisfaction leader…
Read article By Charlotte Woodward

Church Finance: 3 Reasons to Dig Yourself out of Excel

Do You Have the POWER? Since the inception of Excel, almost 30 years ago, Microsoft has been improving the computing power of the spreadsheet. As business intelligence requirements emerged, the need for unique calculations - graphing and macros (automating tasks in a spreadsheet) - became instrumental in the process of gathering and reporting data. For many years, analysts have lived and breathed…
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How to Prepare for Holiday Giving & EOY Management

The time for year-end giving comes faster and faster every year. It seems like back to school shopping ends, and then all of a sudden, store aisles are filled with Halloween costumes. But in reality, if you wait until Halloween rolls around to start thinking about year-end giving, you’ll have waited too long. Preparing is not something you want to…
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5 Rules To Make Giving Easy for the First Time Giver

The first-time giver is your most important audience. They are the ones who need the most information, the ones who may be concerned about sharing their information and may not understand what to give to. Providing comfort, context, and affirmation is how we ensure the first-time giver becomes a second time giver, and hopefully at some point a recurring giver. Here are 5 rules to remember in…
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How to Engage Millennials with 5 Tips from Millennials

Let’s talk about the M word – Millennials. Hello everyone! My name is Charlotte Woodward and not only am I the Marketing Manager here at Vision2, but I am also a 27 year old Millennial. (gasp!) Don't be fooled - Millennials really aren't that scary. We're just tech-savy, goal oriented, career motivated kids who love a good farmer's market. But…
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Vision2 Product Insights: Know Thy First Time Giver

Did you know at Chick-fil-A, Truett Cathy used to limit owners and operators to be in charge of just one store? His vision was for them to be another pastor to that community – “chicken pastors.”  He wanted them to know who lived near their store, what their lives were like, where they worked as well as their family dynamics.…
Read article By Nikelle Druck

How to Encourage Recurring Giving with New Members

So, your church is growing in attendance?  That’s GREAT news!  At Vision2, we hear that the next big challenge for a growing church is - How do we encourage recurring giving with new members?  The way you go about this will certainly have a lasting effect on the relationships you build with your new members over time. Identifying New Attendees…
Read article By Charlotte Woodward