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Helping Homeless Dogs and Recovering Veterans Find Hope

Man’s Best Friend Tragically, about one veteran takes their life every hour in the United States. When they return home, our service members often face the challenges of conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and military sexual trauma (MST) — all of which can be unbearable to cope with. Sleeplessness, debilitation, and…

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This Woman Is on a Mission to Support Transracial Adoptions

Experience This Story The term “transracial adoption” is used to describe a parent of one ethnicity adopting a child of another ethnicity. It’s a beautiful thing — but it comes with several unseen challenges that parents have long struggled to navigate through. Perhaps a seemingly minuscule challenge at first mention is a parent being unfamiliar…

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How To Create A Better User Interface

Use These Design Principles Software development is a complex process, and it’s hard to say which aspect is most important. Most people agree, though, that the user interface (UI) deserves special attention. The user interface is the first thing users see when they open your app or software. It sets the tone of the entire…

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Most Common Software Support Mistakes

Work The Bugs Out If you sell software, your customers need support. Your customers expect that ongoing connection. In fact, many customers won’t even consider purchasing a software product without adequate customer support. Software support does several things. First, it gives customers the knowledge they need to effectively use the product. It also gives customers…

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Soccer Player Donates World Cup Winnings to Charity

Teenage Soccer Player Donates World Cup Winnings to Charity Every four years, the World Cup attracts billions of viewers who watch in nail-biting suspense to see who will take home the prize. But in recent years, athletes have begun to use the attention of the event for more than sponsorships and interviews. One inspiring story…

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Years After Harvey, J.J. Watt Continues to Make a Difference

Braving The Storm Hurricane Harvey was one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent years, overwhelming Texas with $200 billion in damages. The storm took 88 lives and, while the news has long moved on since 2017, people are continuing to pick up the pieces. Some lost everything and many have struggled to get back…

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When This Rich Woman Won the Lottery, She Donated It All

Pay It Forward So many people dream of winning the lottery. While the odds are slim, many people buy a ticket in hopes that they’ll be the lucky victor. So, it’s ironic to read stories of people “hitting it big” when they already had big pockets. Rachel Lapierre was fairly well-off. As a former nurse…

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She Sold Everything She Owned to Help the Homeless

Assisting The Less Fortunate Homelessness is a major issue in our world today, and one that’s tough to tackle. Supporting the homeless as they are with food, shelter, and basic care is essential to their well-being, but they also need job training, education, transportation, permanent housing, and so many other necessities that many of us…

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Girl Recruits School to Assemble ‘Lemon Aid’ Stands

Girl Recruits School to Assemble ‘Lemon Aid’ Stands For many of us, charity is not something we think about until we’re well into our 20s and 30s. Especially as young kids, we tend to cherish every dollar that comes our way, whether it’s from running the paper route, cards from Grandma, or setting up a lemonade…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Software Support

Enhance Your Support Structure Customer support is a team effort. When things run smoothly your customers can’t help but notice. But if things go wrong they’ll notice that above all else. Which is worse? Ineffective communication and collaboration in the support team have a drastic impact on customer trust. Make sure you don’t overlook any…

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Good Samaritan Gets Saved By Girls He Rescued

Wisconsin Man Helps Damsels in Car Distress and Gets His Life Saved by Them Mere Minutes Later Good Samaritan Gets Saved By Girls number of deaths per year from cardiac arrests is astounding over 356,000 cases of out-of-hospitalrecent statisticsheart attacks occur every year in America, out of which a massive ninety percent result in death.…

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Rescuer Becomes Rescued In Miraculous Save

The Miracle Baby who Three Decades Later Rescued his Saviour from the Jaws of Death Our world is riddled with death, destruction, torment, and disease, there is also a lot of good to be grateful for Rescuer Become Rescued In Miraculous save. There are genuine and kind people who make you believe that good still…

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Man Inspires Chain of Charity Acts After Job Loss

Hope Shines On If there’s one thing the entire world can agree on, Man Inspires Chain of Charity Acts After Job Loss and uncertainty for the world’s people. Brian Schwartz While is thankful to have made it through the pandemic with his health, it brought his career to a screeching halt. Read on to hear Brian’s…

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Giving Stories For Pastors To Share

Giving Stories For Pastors To Share Get Your Inspiration It’s worth remembering that gifts of generosity and kindness still prevail. No matter how hopeless the state of the world seems, here is proof that the capacity for giving still exists. The Non-Profit Times Statistics Many non-profits struggled during the pandemic and were forced to cancel their regular…

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Charitable Actions Inspired By Celebrities

Generosity On All Levels In a world full of people, celebrities often inspire the biggest trends. From pastel-colored hair to the clothes we wear, the elite in Hollywood tends to have an effect on many aspects of our lives. Whether you follow the trends or prefer to pave your own way, some of these celebrities…

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Megachurch Gives Back In Millions

The Miracle of Donor Generosity An accidental pastor, along with his wife, has been taking ministry by storm. Their Tulsa, Oklahoma, church doesn’t appear on the 2021 List of Emerging Churches, but it’s been making waves since 2015. The former 300-member church has grown into a megachurch worthy of filling the first-place slot for all three…

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Good News Stories That Came Out of the Pandemic Years

Good News Stories That Came Out of the Pandemic Years Virtual theater classes for students with autism Quarantine is tough on everybody but who could have imagined the challenges that children adults who faced autism would face? When Elaine Hall, a theater artistic director, saw the challenge, she decided to create an inclusive theater program…

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The $4,000 Ring That Changed a Homeless Man’s Life

The Spark of Hope Winters can be cold, dark, and very lonely — especially for the homeless who are often left freezing out in sub-zero temperatures, without the solace of a warm meal and a cozy bed. While the privileged few gather our loved ones together for family meals in our toasty kitchens, singing songs…

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Giving Stories & Statistics to Inspire You

Pass Along The Light We’ve all heard how important it is to teach donors about the Scriptural principles of giving: why it is encouraged, and how they will be blessed in return for their charitable efforts. To bring these concepts even closer to home, it helps to show statistics. Share with your donors and congregation…

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More Giving Stories To Inspire

Share The Hope No matter how dark your days are, you can still find a ray of light and hope. More Giving Stories To Inspire be that beacon of hope to all who need you. As pastors and church leaders, your job to guide the congregation is even more crucial during a global pandemic. We have…

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8 Tips For Pastors Who Want to Build an Online Platform

Create Your Foundation Online ministries are the new mission field. Today, the resources available allow you to reach more people with your message and ministry than ever before. You might remember the great revivals that many churches had when television broadcasts first showed live sermons filmed in church. The same thing can happen for your ministry, and for…

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Credit Card Processing: What It Is & How It Works

What Is Credit Card Processing? Credit card processing refers to the system by which credit card payments are made. Many of the same processes are used whether someone is paying with a credit card or a debit card that draws on their bank account. This is because banking cards are typically Visa or MasterCard and…

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Best App For Giving and Collecting Church Donations

Which App Is Right? Giving and collecting donations for your church used to be reserved for the Sunday Service. The pastors and church board would wait until the weekend came around to pray and hope that their church members would give and be more generous each week. Nowadays, church leaders have so many resources at their fingertips.…

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How To Lead & Build A Church That Lasts

Take The Necessary Steps At the heart of every church is the desire to fulfill the mission they were built for. But in today’s era of technology, change, and forward-thinking in churches, leaders can’t just wing it anymore. Here are 15 steps you can take today to build greater success for a lasting, thriving church. Discover New Ways…

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5 Ways To Improve Your Church’s Outreach

How Do You Improve Your Church’s Outreach? The Bible tells us that “faith without works is dead.” (James Chapter 2). Are you praying and praying for church growth but missing out on active engagement? We know from experience with churches that there are certain action steps you must take as a pastor to improve church growth. Sure, you can…

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The Best Credit Card Processing Companies To Use

Which Company To Choose? When looking for the best credit card processing companies for receiving church donations, it helps to compare a few. If there are outreach relief programs, for example, you need the quickest way to get the donations in. At DonorWerx, we have lots of experience with other financial partners and can give you a rundown on…

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How To Build A Successful Team

Build The Right Foundation What are the key characteristics of a successful team, and how can you as a pastor or church leader build your own for success? Let’s look at some of the standout ones all leading teams should have. What are the Characteristics of a Successful Team? How do you gauge whether your team…

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8 Ways Leaders Successfully Delegate

Discover The Right Methods Leaders are naturally born to “do” things. But as they grow with wisdom and experience, they also learn to let go of whatever holds them back — including taking on too many tasks at a time. They are the ones who are constantly in action, thinking about ways to make the world a…

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What Is A Delegating Leadership Style?

Learn About Delegating Leadership Styles Are some leadership styles better than others? The answer to this question depends on the situation. Leadership styles vary according to the need of the group or congregation. As your church grows and your ministry widens, you will have to expand your reach as a leader. You may need to take on more responsibility while letting go…

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What Is A Fundraising Campaign?

Learn About Fundraising Is your church planning team looking for ways to create more revenue, increase giving, raise funds, and meet your mission goals? These are things that don’t happen overnight. A great strategy is to run a fundraising campaign. This is an event that should happen over a period of time. How short or long your campaign runs depends on your…

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6 Tips On Effectively Delegating Leadership Style

Try These Tips Out Many church leaders today are overwhelmed with all the job responsibilities they have. Not only are they spiritual leaders, but they often have a lot of administration work to handle as well. How and when should you adopt a delegating leadership style? And what is a good balance when trying to achieve one? Let’s try…

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Get To Know The Driven Donor

Type 3: The Driven Donor If you landed on this page, you might have taken our Donor Personality Test, based on the 9 Types of Personalities. The answers to the questions we asked would have then summed up the likelihood of a Type Three personality. This represents the Driven Donor. Let’s explore more about this…

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10 Secrets To Building A Church Outreach Program For Youth

Help Your Community’s Youth Do you want to find out ways to help your ministry thrive and reach more young people? A key when planning your outreach events is to think about what is appealing to today’s youth. The old ways of attracting young people to the church may not be relevant anymore. To succeed as a church, you…

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Donor Type 2: The Engaging Donor

Motivating The Engaging Donor Each of your church members and donors will have specific needs, which vary as they grow in service and in time with your fellowship. As a church leader, knowing how and why people do what they do is essential for growth. We have learned that, in order to grow a donor effectively and secure…

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10 Surprising Ways Church Management Software Helps Improve a Church

10 Surprising Ways Church Management Software Helps Improve a Church Technology has permeated every facet of society, helping institutions meet their clients’ needs seamlessly and efficiently. In the technological race to the top, the church has not been left behind. Churches have transformed from docile places of worship to become tech-savvy in a bid to achieve…

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Why Your Ministry Needs a Church Directory Maker

Why Your Ministry Needs a Church Directory Maker People usually only attend church once a week. And thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that some of your members and online donors dropped out of the usual attendance at increasing rates. This is when having the right tools and resources to stay connected to…

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Best Online Giving Platforms for Churches

Best Online Giving Platforms for Churches Best Online Giving Platforms for Churches donations are the backbone of any church, but if you’re still relying on cash in the offering plate, you’re missing out on major potential. While many churches still manage to get a few dollars in the offering plate during each session, it’s a simple…

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What Is an Annual Giving Letter?

What Is an Annual Giving Letter? An annual giving letter is a communication sent out via mail or email to encourage donations from members and friends of a congregation. These funds typically cover operational costs, and most nonprofits choose to send their letters around the same time each year. As most church leaders know, annual giving…

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How To Talk About Making The Switch To Online Giving

How To Talk About Making The Switch To Online Giving These days, only about 16% of people regularly carry cash. Most of us can’t remember that last time we wrote a check, unless it was to pay rent the old school way or make a major purchase. The fact is, most of your supporters would…

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Online Donations: The Secret You Need to Know

Online Donations: The Secret You Need to Know Back in 1999, the first “Donate Now” button was added to a website. Donating money online was rather radical in those days. Today, non-profit organizations rely on a steady stream of online donations as it accounts for nearly 10% of their annual revenue. Supporters are increasingly willing…

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How to Launch a Successful Fundraising Campaign

How to Launch a Successful Fundraising Campaign Asking for voluntary charitable donations is nothing short of an art. It involves a lot of prior planning, scheduling, and strategizing before it can come to fruition. Churches organize fundraising campaigns for their various needs, which could range from building a new church structure to missions and charity…

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Your Church’s Giving Kiosk Needs a Makeover

Your Church’s Giving Kiosk Needs a Makeover – Here’s How You’ve set up your church’s giving kiosk and you’ve seen how some people seem to prefer cashless giving. So how do you optimize your giving page and make the process seamless for people? Here are six tips to revamp your giving kiosk so that your…

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10 Ways Your Church Can Be a Leader in Online Giving

10 Ways Your Church Can Be a Leader in Online Giving The way people can give donations to churches are changing and for the better. Churches are moving towards online giving and digital kiosks. What are the first steps you should take when upgrading your giving strategy? Here are 10 ways your church can be…

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10 Ways to Start a Church Online Donation Kiosk

10 Ways to Start a Church Online Donation Kiosk Gone are the days when passing an offering plate around the church was sufficient for gathering donations. People are giving in new ways and if you’re not keeping up, your ministry will fall behind. Starting a church online donation kiosk can help you in this endeavor,…

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How to Build a Church Giving Kiosk

How to Build a Church Giving Kiosk Tithing to the church has taken a serious hit in recent years. Even before the pandemic struck, ministry donations were on the decline. Many congregations have reversed this trend by utilizing digital giving, but some have not yet begun using kiosks. In many instances, this is simply because…

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Make Life Easier With These 7 Church Giving Apps

Make Life Easier With These 7 Church Giving Apps With fewer Americans carrying cash and checks — down to about 16% — the simplicity, security, and convenience of online giving are likely to be a welcome change for your congregants. Of course, figuring out which giving app you should use can be a tough decision. Not all…

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4 Must-Have Online Giving Solutions for Small Churches

4 Must-Have Online Giving Solutions for Small Churches The world grows a little more digital with each passing year. And if your church is going to maximize its future donations, it must embrace this brave new world now. Fortunately, there are some flexible and accessible electronic giving solutions available — and they’re all very easy to…

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How to Give Online: 9 Platforms That Change Your Financial Future

How to Give Online: 5 Platforms That Change Your Financial Future Online giving has quickly become a popular way to tithe and donate to the ministry. Unfortunately, many church leaders have found themselves left behind on this trend. The change from offering plate to online giving platform may have seemed abrupt, but it’s actually been…

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