Journal

Thought Leadership on Church Giving and Financial Stewardship

Church Giving Made Easy with Text to Give

If Your Givers Can Text, They Can Text to Give! Each time a giver takes the time to give their tithe or offering to your church is an opportunity to grow your connection with them and draw them into deeper engagement. Text giving is the easiest way to do that (while increasing donation amounts). Why? Because it captures generosity in…
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Stunning, Free Tithes and Offering Video Clips

Stunning, Free Tithes and Offering Video Clips Studies show that 54% of people want to see more video content from organizations they interact with. And the average person spends 88% more time on a website with a video. (Source) Can the church leverage this trend for the kingdom? Bring your giving and ministry messages alive with high-quality tithes and offering…
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70+ Free Tithes and Offering Images for Your Giving Messages

70+ Free Tithes and Offering Images for Your Giving Messages Having trouble finding the tithes and offering images you need? You know a picture is worth a thousand words, so you’re always on the look out for quality photography and video that will help your giving messages standout. Unfortunately, when you need images for your screens, website and app, finding…
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The Hard Questions to Online Giving Software… Asked … and Answered

The Hard Questions to Online Giving Software… Asked … and Answered The starting point of software matters. Before we built Vision2, we determined what we wanted churches to be able to accomplish that no other platform was solving. That list formed the initial roadmap for Vision2’s structure (both the organization and the software). 1) Inspire Givers to Engage with Their…
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3 Reasons Online Giving Software Providers Say NO

3 Reasons Online Giving Software Providers Say NO For the majority of companies created to serve the church, their mission is to solve a problem they've experienced first hand in the church. The last thing they want to do is make the church jump through a bunch of hoops or continually smack into walls. Likewise, the perfect church online giving…
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Vision2 is Inspired by Love and Generosity

Because He First Loved Us Most conversations about online giving for churches start with how to motivate generosity in church members and attendees. At Vision2, we see it differently. The only thing that ever motivates true and lasting change is grace, which means an undeserved gift. Long before God asked his people to be generous, he modeled love and generosity…
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Is your website causing givers to slam on their brakes?

Is your website causing givers to slam on their brakes? Friction is good when you apply your car’s brakes and your tires grip the road and stop the vehicle. If it’s raining, friction, and thus traction are reduced. Your car may slip, slide and … not stop. The natural effect of friction is to bring things—relationships, mechanical processes and even…
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Do you even know my name?

Do you even know my name? Giving is a very personal decision. Yet givers are often treated impersonally by your church. Nothing conveys a heartfelt thank-you for a donation than an email from DO NOT REPLY instead of from your church. It’s hard to imagine a colder acknowledgment a church could give. And yet, it’s a common practice that some…
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Stop making it difficult to be generous

Stop making it difficult to be generous Let’s Take It Slow, We Barely Know Each Other! You try your best to create the same experience online that you create in person, one that gives relationships time to grow. But many churches are surprised to learn why they’re not pulling it off. The fact is, 23% of those givers who abandon…
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Why Does Every Sermon Start with a Picture?

Why Does Every Sermon Start with a Picture? And What’s That Got to Do with Online Giving? Your givers’ attention spans were shaped by singing, dancing letters and numbers. Long before Sesame Street, Jesus understood that we learn best and connect more deeply through stories and imagery. He wasn’t the first influencer to use word pictures to connect his audience…
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