Richard Bauer Author

Richard joined Vanco Payment Solutions in July 2016 as the company’s eGiving Ambassador. Richard works with both regional and national church leaders from all major Christian denominations in support of their stewardship efforts. He regularly travels to participate in events and speaks on how eGiving is transforming the ways church members support their church and its mission. Richard works at demystifying the technology and showing churches of all sizes that these tools can be deployed by a faith community of any size. Richard lives in Minneapolis with his wife Rebecca and their two adult sons. He also serves as an Elder for a small Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis that his family has been members of since 1996.

Thank you. Farewell.

One part of my job as the eGiving Ambassador for GivePlus, the faith-based giving part of Vanco, is that I get to roam the country and talk...

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800,000 Neighbors in Need: Churches Shine During Federal Shutdown

Last Friday, 800,000 federal employees got their first news in about five weeks – President Donald Trump and Congress agreed to fund the...

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Voices on Stewardship’s Most-Read Articles of 2018

What have other church leaders been reading and discussing in 2018? I have spent this year traveling across the country, connecting with...

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Thankful for Good Finances

It’s funny how a blocked toilet can put everything into perspective. With the arrival of Thanksgiving this week, it’s only fitting to...

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Five Tips for Launching a #GivingTuesday Campaign at Your Church

Thanksgiving traditions are part of what make the holiday such a wonderful time to share with family and friends. Turkey, food comas,...

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How to Use Social Listening to Get More Donations for Your Church

Churches are in a powerful position to influence others on social media platforms. Even a small church community with fewer than 50...

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3 Reasons Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Embrace eGiving

Summer can be a slow period for many churches. As members go on vacation, activities fill the weekends, and fewer people come to services,...

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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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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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