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Beyond the Tithe: Church Fundraising the Simple Way

There are thousands of church fundraising ideas out there. But if you make the simple shift from asking for cash gifts again and again to...

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Is Your Church Making This Major Generosity Mistake?

As a church leader, you probably wish you had more money to do more ministry. But your church’s financial bandwidth is tied to your...

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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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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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