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Church administration tools: A Complete Guide

Church administration tools: A Complete Guide In today’s digital world, church pastors and leaders must think in a multi-dimensional vision. The recent events have caused more people to be remotely connected, while still starving for spiritual guidance and a personal touch. We at DonorWerx understand that it’s overwhelming to think about moving your church to…

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How to Reach Your Church Audience With Online Giving

How to Reach Your Church Audience With Online Giving The churches that are well-adapted to the changes in technology and giving trends can use digital giving services to their advantage. Reach Your Church Audience With Online Giving One of the most popular ways is by accepting donations online. Some churches have taken measures to make…

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8 Online Giving Mistakes Made by Pastors

8 Online Giving Mistakes Made by Pastors While some pastors are satisfied and content with their calling, many find their jobs and lives stressful. According to research from Church Leadership, more than half of all pastors feel overworked, and more than 40 percent say they’re overstressed. That type of environment can make pastor mistakes more likely.…

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7 Tips For Making Online Giving a Part of Your Church’s Platform

7 Tips For Making Online Giving a Part of Your Church’s Platform How much cash do you have on you right this moment? It’s not surprising if the answer is zero, as many people don’t carry cash anymore. And if they do, it’s usually a small enough amount that buying a lunch or two —…

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5 Tips for Building a High-Impact Church Website

5 Tips for Building a High-Impact Church Website Your church’s website is an important digital presence for your message. It’s a place people can turn to find out about events, programs and missions. Depending on how you do it, it might help you grow your membership or develop donors for fundraising efforts. However, if your…

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6 Church Marketing Mistakes That Cost You Thousands of Dollars

7 Church Marketing Mistakes That Can Cost You Thousands in Donations How you market your church, donor programs, and events can play a role in success. Unfortunately, many churches don’t pay that much attention to marketing efforts or engage in them at all. That might be costing you thousands in donations that could help grow…

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7 Myths and Tips For Church Success with Online Giving

7 Myths and Tips For Church Success with Online Giving Cloud software company Blackbaud reported that online giving grew 21 percent last year, even though the pandemic was hitting the world hard. The report said nonprofit organizations saw positive growth in online giving in 2020: big churches reported an average increase of 15.0 percent, while…

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5 Tips for Putting Your Church Giving Kiosk to Work

5 Ways to Make Your Church Giving Kiosk Work for You As a pastor or church leader, you’re busy with the important business of shepherding a flock. Raising money to do the good work you’re doing is an obvious practical necessity in many cases, but it’s not always on the top of a pastor’s list.…

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7 Tips for Successful Social Media Outreach for Churches

7 Tips for Church Social Media Outreach Getting the word out about events, services and missions can be difficult. Your communications committee may be clever, but the physical church sign out front can only reach so many people. For many churches today, social media outreach is an answer to this challenge. Get some tips for…

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7 Church Outreach Program Tips for Greater Success

7 Ways to Make Your Church Outreach Program More Effective Church outreach is one way congregations work to fulfill the Great Commission. But other than sharing the Gospel in your neighborhood, city and through the world, how do you care for others and point to the love of God? Get some tips below to make…

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6 Questions for Evaluating E-Giving Solutions

6 Questions for Evaluating E-Giving Solutions Many churches are turning to online giving solutions. As the world moves to a more digital culture, the churches who thrive are those who adapt with the times. They are the ones who keep their donors’ needs in mind, never straying from the mission and vision Evaluating E-Giving Solutions. You…

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Tips for Helping Your Pastor Succeed With Online Giving

Tips for Helping Your Pastor Succeed With Online Giving Online giving can be a huge boon to churches looking to fund missions and other services within the community. And while the senior pastor obviously needs to be supportive of such a move, success requires buy-in from the entire leadership team. Get some tips below for…

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7 Tips To Help Your Church Go Online and Crush It

7 Tips To Help Your Church Go Online and Crush It Are you a church leader looking to start an online church giving program? If so, you’re not alone. More than ever, churches and other nonprofits are turning to online giving technology as a way to build deeper, more meaningful relationships with donors. Here are…

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5 Ways to Get Your Church Online: A Guide for Small Churches

5 Ways to Get Your Church Online: A Guide for Small Churches Are you struggling to get your church’s online presence to make a difference? Maybe you’ve already set up a website but don’t get many hits or visits a day? If you want to have a greater reach and utilize the Internet for your…

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How to Get More Online Donations in 10 Simple Steps

How to Get More Online Donations in 10 Simple Steps The internet has changed the way people give to their most cherished organizations. But not everyone has fully embraced the online world when it comes to giving. There are still opportunities out there — you just need to know where they are and how to…

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10 Steps to Building a Church Outreach Program

10 Steps to Building a Church Outreach Program As a pastor, your primary mission is to spread the word of God. As you know, this involves delivering an effective sermon, being a model Christian, and developing an effective church outreach program. However, there is another essential part of ministry life that many pastors struggle with,…

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Online Donation Button

Online Donation Button 2020 has been one of the most difficult years in recent history, plunging millions into poverty and killing approximately 300,000 Americans and 1.61 million people worldwide. Although giving was off in the first quarter of 2020, donations rebounded in the second quarter, leading to an actual increase of 7.5%. Since many churches have suspended in-person services, you…

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9 Tips for Church Online Giving

9 Tips for Church Online Giving If you’re looking to increase online giving in your church, you’ve come to the right place. This post contains a list of nine tips that will help you make your church more giving and grow your online donations. We hope it will be a help to you and your…

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How to Create an Annual Giving Letter

How to Create an Annual Giving Letter If writing your annual giving letter feels like a chore, imagine being forced to read it. Just getting your audience of potential donors to open your letter is a victory, but it will be a short-lived one if your copy is bland and predictable. After receiving scores of…

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How To Create A Church Social Media Strategy

How To Create A Church Social Media Strategy Trying to come up with a social media strategy that gets you the engagement you’re after? To be successful, your church can’t post at random. Churches with the most engagement rely upon a solid strategy guided by goals and informed by facts about their audience. In this…

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What Your Church Should Know About Text-to-Give Software

What Your Church Should Know About Text-to-Give Software Houses of worship have witnessed drastic declines in giving over the past few years. This has led many ministry leaders to consider using technology such as text-to-give software. Such advanced tithing and donation tools make it possible to raise funds even when attendance is down. In many…

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6 Out-of-the-Box Tips to Improve Your Church’s Online Giving

6 Out-of-the-Box Tips to Improve Your Church’s Online Giving As a pastor or other church leader, you probably know the drill. Talk about tithing and giving from the pulpit, but don’t talk too much about it. Ensure information about online giving is printed in bulletins and shows up on the presentation screen during announcements. Model…

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8 Keys to Successful Capital Campaigns for Churches

8 Keys to Successful Capital Campaigns for Churches So many churches rely on consultants to handle their capital campaigns, which limits the amount of information and experience church leaders have to share with one another. While it’s incredibly useful to bring an experienced consultant on board, church leaders should be educated about the fundamental elements of…

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Does Your Church Offer These 5 Avenues of Giving?

Does Your Church Offer These 5 Avenues of Giving? Are your pastors and church managers aware of the many avenues available for folks to give? Long gone are the days when you had to wait for the once-a-week Sunday service to pass the basket. Digital options now make online giving easy, and a prime choice for recurring…

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Social Media for Churches: 7 Deadly Sins That Kill Engagement

Social Media for Churches: 7 Deadly Sins That Kill Engagement Nearly 70% of nonprofits consider social media to be one of their most effective communication channels. Of course, establishing a social media presence — or even maintaining one — can seem like a daunting task. In most circles, social media has the reputation of being finicky, especially…

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Church Departments: Everything You Need to Know

Church Departments: Everything You Need to Know Running a modern, progressive church is a huge undertaking. Several church administration tools are needed to ensure all departments run smoothly. But what does it take to keep a large, diverse congregation happy? How does a church serve a large community? To meet the challenge, more and more…

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5 Reasons Why Your Church Needs a Story Team

5 Reasons Why Your Church Needs a Story Team Each church has a story to tell. It has at least as many stories as there are people in your congregation, and usually many more. Few stories are quite as compelling or important as those that tell of the decision to follow Jesus. These are stories of…

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Top 15 Church Giving Solutions for Collecting and Managing Donations

Top 15 Church Giving Solutions for Collecting and Managing Donations Whether you’re diving into the world of online giving for the first time or looking to move to a software that offers more features, better pricing, or greater support for growth, these solutions may fit the bill. Here’s a look at 15 church giving solutions…

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How Text-to-Give Works

How Text-to-Give Works Many church leaders looking to increase revenue have no doubt wondered how text-to-give software works. Statistics show that this technology can increase donor retention and overall contributions, but a bit of hesitancy is understandable when you don’t know why these results occur. This is why we’ve created the following in-depth guide to…

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7 Difficult Truths About Church Giving You Need to Accept

7 Difficult Truths About Church Giving You Need to Accept The Bible tells us that joyous church giving is a central aspect of living a righteous life. Looking at this fact from an outside perspective, one might assume that ministries have no problem collecting tithes and donations. As a leader within your church, though, you likely…

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5 Ways to Increase Your Church’s Giving With Online Giving

5 Ways to Increase Your Church’s Giving With Online Giving Church’s Giving With Online Giving many people give to local churches. But did you know that a very small percentage do so through regular tithing? According to statistics published by Health Research Funding, the number is around 3 to 5 percent. Online giving helps churches tap into the…

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Text-to-Give vs Text-to-Donate: The Complete Guide

Text-to-Give vs Text-to-Donate: The Complete Guide The rise of mobile donations has had a major effect on houses of worship. Many ministry leaders who adopted the technology, though, still have confusion over text-to-give vs. text-to-donate. These terms often get used interchangeably, and there are several similarities between the two. Understanding the differences, though, is imperative…

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5 Powerful Ways To Increase Your Church’s Online Giving

5 Powerful Ways To Increase Your Church’s Online Giving Churches direly need modern giving tools to make it easier for people to give. The key element of a successful church online giving campaign is a responsive website, where donors can easily give with the touch of a button. What works for one church might not…

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7 Mistakes Churches Make When They Talk About Giving

7 Mistakes Churches Make When They Talk About Giving Giving is an integral part of the practical functions of most churches. Congregations may need to give just to keep the lights on and the pastor paid, and donations can also fund outreach and mission projects. It’s a Biblical practice—even in this modern age when online giving…

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2021 List of Emerging Churches

2021 List of Emerging Churches With help from Outreach 100′s list of fastest-growing churches, which brings attention to the largest, fastest-growing, and highest-reproducing churches in the United States, Donorwerx is happy to present this list of Emerging Churches for 2021. These churches vary in size, but each one is charging head-first into the year with plans…

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7 Tips to Improve Your Church Platform

7 Tips to Improve Your Online Church Platform The church needs to reach out to people and meet them where they are. And that’s why cultivating an excellent online presence in this day and age is akin to making sure the worship hall is in tiptop condition and ready to welcome God’s people. People congregate…

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7 Things You Should Know When Choosing a Payment Processor for Your Online Church Platform

7 Things You Should Know When Choosing a Payment Processor for Your Online Church Platform Your church’s payment processor will enable you to seamlessly handle credit and debit card payments with minimal fees. At least, that’s what they should be doing for you. Not all payment processors are created equal so, when making your comparisons,…

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Pastor Lessons From the Pandemic

Pastor Lessons From the Pandemic When managing your church during a pandemic, there is no such thing as overcommunication. We have learned in our work with churches that staying connected with donors and members is crucial for survival. Here are some lessons to keep in mind when facing the remaining pandemic days, such as leading your congregation behind…

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3 Steps to Launch a Giving Kiosk in Your Church

3 Steps to Launch a Giving Kiosk in Your Church We talk a lot about online giving on the blog because there are so many benefits for you and your church and donors. In this day and age, pastors need to look at what the most successful churches are doing in their ministries. How has…

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How to Build an Effective Financial Team for Churches

How to Build an Effective Financial Team for Churches What makes effective financial teams, especially for churches that have an immense spiritual responsibility to their members and donors? Church managers must focus on building high-impact teams that can communicate the church’s needs to potential donors and current members. Let’s look at some helpful pointers for putting together more…

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How to Grow Your Church in a Digital Age

How to Grow Your Church in a Digital Age Why Do Churches Struggle to Grow? Churches have been struggling to grow because they have been failing to reach a new generation. The average age of a churchgoer is 57 years old, and the average age of a pastor is 55 years old. Churches are not…

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How to Make an Impact with Online Giving

How to Make an Impact with Online Giving While most church leaders are embracing online giving as a valuable tool for growing and supporting the church during the pandemic, the truth is that online giving is part of a larger process toward driving donations in the years ahead. Research sources such as Gallup and the…

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10 Powerful Women in the Bible That Every Christian Should Honor

10 Powerful Women in the Bible That Every Christian Should Honor Throughout Scripture, readers can easily see the powerful part women play in God’s story. Here’s a look at 10 of the most prominent Biblical women that every Christian should know. 1. Mary of Nazareth By far, the most significant woman in the Bible is…

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5 Churches with Awesome Online Giving Pages

5 Churches with Awesome Online Giving Pages As a church, you need to realize that simply adding online giving as an option won’t increase donations on its own. The giving page has to have a special quality to it. Here are five churches with awesome online giving pages that can inspire you to attract donors…

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5 Technologies That Are Changing the Church (For the Better)

5 Technologies That Are Changing the Church (For the Better) Every time you decide to move your church forward, there will be voices holding you back. Every time you attempt to try a new thing, engage with your audience in a fresh way, try a creative fundraising activity, you may face challenges. We need to look at…

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Why You Need to Automate Giving

Why You Need to Automate Giving Automated giving is paving the way for churches to receive donations anytime from anywhere. Some churches have yet to make the leap from simple online giving to automated giving. Others have it set up, but they don’t encourage their congregation to use electronic giving avenues often enough. This means many…

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What Church Security Team Equipment Should You Invest In?

What Church Security Team Equipment Should You Invest In? The importance of security for places of worship cannot be overstated. Whether you operate a small church in a small town or a mega-church in a big city, security must be part of your strategy every time you welcome people to gather on church grounds. While…

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Best Church Management Software 2021

Best Church Management Software 2021 As your church grows and your congregation changes, one of the smartest investments you can make is a powerful church management software. If you’re not yet familiar with these solutions, the right software will empower your church to align its goals, maximize its efforts, and put it on the path…

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