Creative Annual Stewardship Planning: Good Stewardship Brings Greater Generosity

In my book, Propel, I write about the importance of planning good stewardship campaigns. Now is the time of the year to begin planning for...

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God Versus Money

This past week, it was in the news that a boy was killed because another boy wanted his tennis shoes. They were a particular brand that is...

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Life Lessons from Lydia: The Pathway to Generosity (Part 2)

The qualities of being kind and generous can be taken for granted if we are not cautious.  Many people replace the necessary roles of...

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8 Ways to Improve Your Next Capital Campaign

Every gift is valuable when you’re running a capital campaign – continuing to provide events, programs, and services to the community...

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Generosity and Faith: The Connecting Thread

Recently the Barna Group and Thrivent Financial partnered to produce a study called The Generosity Gap, which explores attitudes,...

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4 Ways to Take a More Meaningful Vacation

Taking a vacation over the summer offers us the opportunity for family time and hard-earned relaxation. But summer also offers a great...

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The One Question that Gets to the Heart of Legacy Giving

Asset-based legacy giving is an essential part of fully funding your mission. The foundation for a fundraising strategy that cultivates...

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How to Transform Generosity Into a Way of Life

We’re living in an age of connectedness. From offerings like Airbnb to Indiegogo, Americans are actively creating new ways to combine our...

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Embrace the Empowerment of Thoughtless Giving

Most of us believe we are natural born givers. We are motivated by dreams of a world where everyone has enough to eat and a warm safe,...

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(Part 1) Pathways to Generosity

Does your congregation struggle to explain, model or implement a “culture of generosity?” Many find that all of the talk about...

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