Journal

Thought Leadership on Church Giving and Financial Stewardship

Imagine Getting a Jaw-Dropping Gift Online

Imagine Getting a Jaw-Dropping Gift Online Imagine one Thursday you pull a report to get an idea of where your budget stands for the month. You’ve already checked Sunday’s offering, so you know what to expect there. But to your surprise, you see an astounding total for the week, several times larger than it was when you checked on Monday.…
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Imagine if your church had unlimited resources

Imagine, just for a moment, if your church had unlimited resources Take a moment, wherever you're reading this, and pursue your imagination ... dream a little ... it's completely normal for kids, so why can't adults do it too? Imagine, just for a moment, if your church had unlimited resources ... that your proverbial cup was overflowing. What would you…
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Are You Following These 16 Online Giving Best Practices?

Are You Following These 16 Online Giving Best Practices? Churches are sometimes surprised to learn that simply pasting a “GIVE” button on their website with a giving form doesn’t mean people will automatically give, or give more. Following online giving best practices includes: Website and giving page design and content Choosing giving software that removes the top barriers to giving…
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Consider the Source When Dealing with Credit Card Processors

Consider the Source When Dealing with Credit Card Processors The relationship between online giving platforms and credit card processors can be difficult for churches to decipher. That murky space allows for misinformation, hidden practices and some fine print that churches may come to regret. When it comes to making sense of technical information, it’s important to take your mama’s advice…
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How well do you know those who give the least?

How well do you know those who give the least? Your non-givers have been famously dubbed the “80%,” based on the Pareto Principle or 80/20 rule. This so-called 80% supposedly gives only 20% of your church’s total giving. That 80/20 rule is a problem for us. As a team with deep experience in the church, we know … as you…
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Is Online Giving Right for Your Church?

Is Online Giving Right for Your Church? Churches that haven’t waded into the world of online giving yet may still be wondering if it would be beneficial for their congregation. Let’s find out: WHAT DETRACTORS SAY ABOUT ONLINE GIVING 1. Misses the meaning. Those who feel strongly that physically placing a gift in the offering plate when the church is…
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No One Chooses a Church By Its Giving Software

No One Chooses a Church By Its Giving Software Churches grow because of their impact on lives, not because of their giving software. Ministry leaders and believers serve, support, encourage, educate, and change lives on the front lines, while various programs and software support that work on the back end. At least that’s how it should be. We know that…
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OK Boomer! Is Your Church Taking Baby Boomers for Granted?

OK Boomer! Is Your Church Taking Baby Boomers for Granted? If you spend much time online, you may have noticed Millennials mocking their elders with the words “OK Boomer.” This derogatory phrase is meant to put out-of-touch Baby Boomers in their place. But in the raging generational blame game, the “selfish Baby Boomer” narrative hides some surprising new realities (just…
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Your Most Valuable Gift This Year? This Free Giving Experience Audit

Free Giving Experience Audit Don’t let the word audit deter you. Rest assured that for this audit, there’s no prep required and you won’t be facing a big tax bill at the end of it. Instead, you’ll receive a gift. You’ll have answers to nagging questions, such as Why aren’t more givers using our online giving? And you’ll be equipped…
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The Best Church Giving App Might Not Be a Mobile App at All

What is the Best Church Giving App? As churches search for ways to encourage engagement and giving with the best church giving app, a mobile church giving app seems like a reasonable solution. But before you start discussing mobile giving apps with someone who develops them -- someone who won’t try to talk you out of it -- take a…
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