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What’s New in Giving? Four Trends to Act On

As church participation continues to decline, even the most optimistic, faith-fueled pastors are taking notice. In the midst of...

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Your Congregation Craves the Convenience of Electronic Giving

Electronic giving is no fad; according to a new study, it is the preferred method of giving for a majority of church members. In other...

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How to Make Sure Your First-Time Donors Repeat Their Gift

The Law of Inertia states that an object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted on by an external force. The same tends to be true...

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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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Why I Love Denominational Foundations

A clergy friend asked me yesterday why I like denominational foundations so much. He noted that I seem to always be recommending them, and...

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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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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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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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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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Not All Thank Yous Are Created Equal: Your Approach Matters

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about the value of saying thank you. I talk frequently about the importance of sharing stories...

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