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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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Take the Test: Is Your Church Ready for Asset-Based Giving?

Every year we see new trends — cars, fashion, technology — we even add new words to our vocabulary. Some trends are fleeting but others...

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The Top 5 Ways to Accidentally Reduce Church Giving

In my more than 40 years of ministry, I have never heard a pastor say he/she has more money than the church needs. I have certainly found...

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Five Reasons NOT to Launch a Traditional Church Capital Campaign

Congratulations! Your church is in a season of growth! But as a lead pastor or executive pastor, you’re aware of some space-related...

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