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8 Best Church Email Marketing Strategies to implement TODAY

One of the most efficient ways to reach your church members and donors is through email marketing. This involves careful content planning and a well-crafted message with each email. If you are not wise or prayerful with your email marketing strategy, your emails can end up more like spam in peoples inboxes, and will not serve your…

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20 Quick Tips to Grow Your Church Email List

Ministry leaders are increasingly seeing the benefits of effective church email marketing and other digital outreach. This has sent many on a quest to find or create great content that will appeal to their congregants. Unfortunately, a subpar email list is an often overlooked problem that could easily negate otherwise effective efforts.  If your church’s…

Pastors should Blog

5 Reasons Pastors and Ministry Leaders Should Blog

No matter what industry you work in, whether it is technology, retail, or spirituality, people will wonder what gives you the authority to speak on certain topics.  In a global marketplace where it is becoming increasingly harder to be seen and heard, establishing your unique voice is critically important. The people who get to the…

Church Health

A Guide to Measuring Church Health

Accurately measuring your church’s health is an essential aspect of continuing your ministry. When doing this, however, are numbers all that matter? Revenue is obviously an important consideration, but what about emotional connections and overall strength? The following information can help you measure your congregation’s health by determining growth, audience and other important factors. What…

Church Outreach

How to Use Your Survey Results to Give Back to Your Donors

In March, we talked about how to boost revenue with donor surveys. Although it’s important to remain mindful of donor motivations and barriers to giving, you’ll want to take a more in-depth approach in terms of donor retention. According to the 2016 Fundraising Effectiveness Report, the average donor retention rate was 46 percent. Whether you are a…

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Pastor Teaching Tips: Don’t Do These 10 Things When You’re Teaching

Everything you do, say, and write about as a church leader has great significance. Your mission and calling is to lead the congregation and clergy, and this takes wisdom and prudence. For churches that focus on training their pastors, these pastor teaching tips are invaluable. But instead of focusing on what might be obvious, here are some common mistakes…

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6 Reasons Your Church Needs Digital Giving and Donor Management Software

You may have a thriving, successful church ministry. But if you are not focusing on developing your donors, you won’t last long. Besides regular meetups, services, and outreach programs, how can you stay in touch with your donors, help them to grow spiritually, and ensure that you are giving them as much value as you can?…

Virtual Church

Finding Inspiration for Your Virtual Church

While your church may have embraced the digital age a long time ago, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted society in unexpected ways. That means, in light of stay-at-home orders and general precautions, many churches have gone entirely virtually. Of course, although your church may look quite different today, that doesn’t mean you have to struggle…

Parish Data Systems: Parish Data System Review 2019

Parish Data Systems: Parish Data System Review 2019

Technological advancements have made Parish Data Systems (PDS) useful for churches across the globe. Let’s take a look at specific features and functionality, everything you need to know on PDS. What is A Parish Data System? Parish Data System, often referred to as PDS, is a hybrid church management platform which is intended to automate your daily…

Effective Advertising Tips for Churches

Effective Advertising Tips for Churches

The overall goals of businesses and churches are starkly different, but this doesn’t mean there are no similarities between the two. This is most apparent when looking at church advertising needs. If you want your congregation to reach its goals and provide necessary services to the community, you must get the word out. By using…

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8 Tips for Helping Pastors Blog Better

Nothing bonds people together like a crisis. In just a few short weeks, we are seeing this happening at the roots of our communities. Yes, people are fearful, they may have lost faith in humanity. They are anxious for the future, and looking for support. But this is where you as a pastor or church…

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How to Remotely Empower Your Congregation

The recent pandemic has caused great disruptions in society. Citizens are required to adhere to social-distancing as a means of reducing the viral spread. As such, your congregation is bound to be affected during this time of separation. The strength of the church is rooted in the unity of its believers. Thus, it is vital to remotely empower your…

Coaching Course Framework: The Old Way vs. The New Way vs. The Now Way

Coaching Course Framework: The Old Way vs. The New Way vs. The Now Way

Today, digital engagement has whole new meaning for churches around the world. With abrupt shifts from the old way of doing things, organizations are scattering to find their footing in the virtual world. Your church is surely no exception, whether you continue to offer physical services while practicing responsible social distancing or if you’ve moved…

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12 Simple and Effective Virtual Church Ideas

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change the way we live our lives — and how we worship. But how can you lead a congregation when you’re expected to self-quarantine for several weeks?  We can’t hug, shake hands or share food; all the things people expect to do with fellow worshippers. But we can connect on a spiritual…

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How Pastors Can Improve Their Young Adult Ministry

Historically, churches have needed to attract people from a variety of backgrounds to be successful. This fact hasn’t changed much over the years. When looking at current demographics, though, it becomes obvious that growing your young adult ministry has taken on considerable significance. In fact, if current trends are any indication, failing in this endeavor…

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Increasing Virtual Tithing Through Appropriate Surveying

People are coming to church less frequently, and even faithful congregants end up staying home during social distancing measures. These facts have made virtual tithing an essential reality for houses of worship, but even having access to such a useful technology doesn’t guarantee that it will be used. Fortunately, church leaders can use questionnaires and…

Church Outreach

Seven Tips for Using a Blog to Amplify Church Outreach

In 2 Timothy 4:2, the apostle wrote: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season. A blog is one modern avenue you should not overlook. Use a blog to share your outreach updates, give testimonials, and get your congregation inspired. If you already have a church website, it is easy to start a blog there. To reach…

Donors

10 Ways to Give Back to your Donors

Finding ways to give back to your donors has always been an integral part of running a church. With tithing levels decreasing in recent years and many faithful congregants skipping services due to COVID-19, though, properly thanking your contributors has become more important than ever. Churches are going through difficult times right now, so holding…

Church Informed

Church Health: 7 Secrets to Keeping Your Church Informed

The Scriptures remind us that “the tongue of the wise is health”. As pastors and church health leaders, your work as spiritual healers and guides is vital. With recent events leaving people feeling isolated, cut off, and lonely, you can be sure that their spiritual health is also suffering. How do we stay connected to…

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8 Questions to Ask When Interviewing Pastors

1 Timothy 3:1-13tells us, This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. Leading a church comes with a unique set of responsibilities; it is not for everyone, but it is an important mission and vital that you find the right people for the job. How do…

Church Outreach

Finding Joy in Your Church Outreach

Your church members have many obligations in their lives. Given the current circumstances, they may be feeling discouraged and disheartened by the state of the world. How do you encourage them to keep attending services and supporting your outreach? The secret to joy lies in finding, as the Bible says, “peace that passes understanding”. If…

Donor Benefits

Top Donor Survey Benefits in Current Times

Developing deep and meaningful relationships with your donors means being there for them in their toughest times, too. And in the recent Covid crisis, you must meet your donors emotional and spiritual needs now, more than ever. Your donors are gripped with uncertainty, just like everyone else. They worry what economic effects Covid will have on…

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How to Optimize Your Church’s Virtual Marketing and Giving Strategies

COVID-19 has forced communities to rapidly move away from in-person group worship to virtual worship. Although many changes are being experienced across the country in terms of congregations, there’s another pressing issue that threatens churches themselves — a lack of funding. Churches rely on the generosity of their community members in order to maintain day-to-day operations…

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5 Ways to Make Giving Easy During a Pandemic

Nonprofit organizations like yours play a critical role in the health and happiness of communities locally and around the world. Yet, when global pandemics like COVID-19 strike, it can seem more difficult than ever to continue seeking the financial support you desperately need. To help, here are five things you can do to make giving…

Stewardship: What Is Stewardship?

Stewardship: What Is Stewardship?

Looking around at the world today, it sometimes seems that the question of ‘what is stewardship’ has more to do with its very existence than the basic definition. Even though stewardship is a quality that’s innate to Christianity, it seems some people are overlooking their spiritual duties. In many cases, though, people simply don’t understand…

Welcome to Our Church

Welcome to Our Church

A church welcome speech is extremely important in leaving first impressions. First-time visitors need to be gradually warmed up to the routine of a congregation. Coming on too strongly might result in poor reception. The same thing applies to a lack of hospitality and attention. Thus, church leaders need to provide a middle ground, where…

3 Secrets to Planned Giving

3 Secrets to Planned Giving

If you’re here, then you’ve probably come to realize that having a planned giving program isn’t the same as having a successful planned giving program. It’s okay! In fact, you’re probably here because you don’t just want a successful program, you also want actual authentic donor relationships, too. After all, that’s why you got into…

Planned Giving — The Ultimate Guide

Planned Giving — The Ultimate Guide

Times are changing – tremendously. And this especially goes for charitable giving. With tech changing at the speed of light, the landscape of philanthropy has been irrevocably altered. But this isn’t a bad thing – it simply means that donors find, interact, and donate differently now since information is available and ready when they are at…

How to Give Back to Your Donors (and Why You Should)

How to Give Back to Your Donors (and Why You Should)

Donors are the backbone of your organization and, whether they give a little or a lot, each one deserves to be acknowledged and appreciated. However, while many organizations have begun working harder on how they say “thank you,” many more are still lost when it comes to the concept of giving back to those who…

7 Unique Methods of Integrating Donor Acknowledgments

7 Unique Methods of Integrating Donor Acknowledgments

With acknowledgment playing such a crucial role in donor engagement, finding unique ways to integrate acknowledgments into your organization’s content is a must. These seven methods should give you some jumping off points when it comes time to add to your acknowledgment and relationship building strategies. #1 Put Up A Website Appreciation Page Introducing Donors…

The Best Follow-Up Timeline to Engage First-Time Donors

The Best Follow-Up Timeline to Engage First-Time Donors

Some sources estimate that as many as 60% of donors only give one donation. If your one-time donations are high, that’s a sign that your follow-up methods need improvement. Since recurring donations help offset your acquisition costs and lead to more predictable and sustainable funding, follow-up is a must-do. Of course, it’s often easier said than…

Easytithe: Overview, Pricing and Features & More

Easytithe: Overview, Pricing and Features & More

As online giving continues to dominate the way churches accept tithes nationwide, we take a look at one of the leading online giving platforms. You might be considering moving your congregation’s operations to online giving methods. The only way to boost giving among your members is by making it easy, especially for those who aren’t…

10 Ways To Segment Your Donors

10 Ways To Segment Your Donors

Donor segmentation is an effective fundraising strategy that allows you to communicate more effectively with your donors by tailoring your communications to smaller groups. How you choose to segment your donors will depend on your donor base, organization needs, and fundraising goals. Donor segmentation also relies on having complete, accurate, and up-to-date information about your…

How To Create an Impact Report That Attracts Donations

How To Create an Impact Report That Attracts Donations

An impact report gives your nonprofit credibility. It shows how you’re making a difference. There are many types of impact reports. Nature Conservancy, for example, has an impact report specifically for its operations in Alaska. They publish another for their work in Hawaii and Palmyra. You might prepare an impact report for a specific activity. For…

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11 Virtual Fundraising Ideas to Attract and Engage Donors

With most of the world in lockdown mode, virtual fundraising is more pertinent than ever for nonprofits that are still in critical need of donations. Fortunately, technology opens the door for many virtual fundraising opportunities, you just need to take the right approach. To help you brainstorm, here are 11 ideas that will help you…

Easter Sunday: Worship and Giving in a Time of Social Distancing

Easter Sunday: Worship and Giving in a Time of Social Distancing

COVID-19 has caused upheaval across the lifestyles of people throughout the globe. Calls for social distancing and limiting the number of people gathering in one place — along with state and city governments issuing stay-at-home orders — have drastically changed how people are worshiping during this time. And those changes are going to carry through…

Building an Effective Marketing Funnel That Won’t Scare Donors

Building an Effective Marketing Funnel That Won’t Scare Donors

Fundraising has changed drastically in the face of social media and mobile applications. Now donors are constantly overwhelmed by messaging, whether it’s from their friends and family, sponsored posts from any number of companies, or even organically delivered messaging from your own organization (and others that are also vying for the reader’s spare change).  As…

How to Write a Heartfelt Church Thank You Letter

How to Write a Heartfelt Church Thank You Letter

The services and ministries that your church runs rely many people. These include donors, volunteers, and other supporters. Without the time and money of these generous people, the church could not be so effective. Too often, we struggle to thank these individuals appropriately. Sometimes for lack of time, sometimes for lack of the right words.…

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Donor Segmentation 101

When you pass the collection plate during a sermon, every member of the congregation is passed the same plate. But fundraising is not quite the same, and should not be approached as such. Do your fundraising efforts stop at the collection plate? Do you want more results from your existing fundraising? If you’re looking for…

4 Marketing Tips to Improve Donor Retention Rates

4 Marketing Tips to Improve Donor Retention Rates

Donor retention should be a prime point of focus for nonprofit organizations, but it’s often one of the most difficult metrics to maintain. This is because, while nonprofits put a lot of time and thought into acquiring new donors, they seem to often lose interest just as quickly as they gain it. These marketing tips…

10 Tips for Getting Recurring Donors to Keep Giving

10 Tips for Getting Recurring Donors to Keep Giving

What makes your donors tick? What pulls on their heartstrings? How can you get them to give on a regular basis? Here are ten tried and proven solutions to a common challenge in churches. Fundraising for non-profits is never easy, and never-ending, it often seems. Donor retention and engagement can be a challenge. But how…

How Your Marketing Impacts Donor Experience

How Your Marketing Impacts Donor Experience

Image is everything to a nonprofit, which is why branding is such a major topic of discussion in the world of charitable organizations. However, many organizations are struggling to lay out new branding strategies that properly utilize the highly effective marketing channels we know today. Likewise, it’s tricky to figure out how your approach to…

Church Fundraising Letters: An Essential Guide

Church Fundraising Letters: An Essential Guide

he body of Christ might run on the Spirit, but the congregation and church building also runs on monetary resources. The part of your church that exists in this world wants to keep the lights on and pay the pastor and other staff members so they can afford homes and food, for example. And all…

Data Metrics

10 Data Metrics Every Nonprofit Should Be Tracking

At first glance, data metrics appear to be just sets of numbers. But within these numbers are stories. The numbers demonstrate your impact. They measure how far your organization has come and how far it has yet to go. Meaningful data becomes insightful information, helping set goals. But which data matters? Though some of the…

psychology of giving

The Psychology of Giving (and How to Optimize Your Site for It)

People have different reasons for doing what they do. Some actions respond to the situation, and some responses come from past experiences and present self-perceptions. Some people act out of cultural expectations or societal pressures. Some reasons are entirely personal and might never be known. But what are people’s reasons for giving or not giving…

Legacy giving

Legacy Giving vs. Planned Giving

If a member of your congregation passes away and names your church the beneficiary of the money in her IRA you could call that a planned gift and not be wrong. But if you used the more modern term of legacy gift you’d be embracing a subtle shift that has happened in the past few decades in…

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5 Ways Churches Can Maintain Funding During Coronavirus

Religious leaders are scrambling to deal with the effects of coronavirus on church operations. Fearful congregants and public gathering bans have wreaked havoc on in-service attendance. Since almost all church funding comes directly from congregants, bleak financial times are ahead for sanctuaries of God. Fortunately, there are ways for churches to maintain funding during the…

Legacy giving

7 Ways to Encourage Legacy Gifts

Supporting a church or charity is a very meaningful part of life for many people. That care and compassion can continue after they have passed away if a legacy gift is part of their estate plan. If you have loyal and dedicated givers you should be making sure they are considering donating after they’re gone.…

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