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Donor Thank You Video

How to Create a Donor Thank You Video

Nonprofits, churches and other organizations work tirelessly to collect donations, but one of the most overlooked steps in the process is an appropriate donor thank you video. While sending out such a visual message might seem like nothing more than common courtesy, the truth is that it’s an integral aspect of donor retention.  Like most…

donor mapping

How to Map the Donor Experience

Church and nonprofit organizations have faced significant struggles raising money over the last few years. Nonprofits suffered in 2018 in part because new tax laws don’t give households as many incentives to donate. Religious institutions face even more challenges as fewer people attend church and identify with any particular religion. Between 2017 and 2018, religious…

Donor Relations

8 Tips to Improve Donor Relationships and Increase Collections

Collecting donations from patrons has to go beyond a simple “thank you.” If your organization finds it tough to retain donors in the long-term, or if you’re simply trying to get more repeat donors, you need to look into how engaged your donors are and what you can do to engage them further. Here are…

Donor Relations 101: Bringing Donor Experience Full-Circle

Donor Relations 101: Bringing Donor Experience Full-Circle

Donor relations is all about making sure that a donor’s experience goes beyond gifting, requiring an organization’s proactive involvement in cultivating long-lasting engagement through communication and appreciation efforts. However, many organizations continue to struggle with the important aspects of timing, balance, and the continuous effort that accompanies the topic of donor relations. Failing to properly…

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The 3 Best Tips to Persuade and Engage New Donors

Persuasion is all about helping a person understand where you’re coming from, which in itself makes persuasion an essential activity and skill for any organization. However, many nonprofits still struggle when it comes to persuading people to see the value of their work and make that first donation. If you find yourself in a similar…

Diagnosing the Health of Your Church Giving

Diagnosing the Health of Your Church Giving

Would You Trust a Doctor Like This? Imagine sitting in an exam room waiting for the doctor to see you. You’ve never visited this doctor before, and you haven’t told her anything about your symptoms. All you’ve done is fill out the insurance information and tell the nurse, “My left foot hurts.” Now imagine the…

What Nonprofits Learned in 2019 and What to Expect for 2020

What Nonprofits Learned in 2019 and What to Expect for 2020

Another year has passed, and for nonprofits, that means a wealth of knowledge has been left behind. Reflection is important when aiming to create new, effective strategies. This is why you must ask yourself, over the past year, what was trending? What worked and what didn’t? What does it all mean in regard to your…

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Be My Valentine? How Showing You Care Helps Donor Retention

There’s an undeniable feeling of love in the air when Valentine’s Day rolls around. We’re typically focused on one person for this romantic holiday, but for nonprofits, showing a little love to all your contributors is ideal. Donor retention is far more economical than bringing in new donations. And while the “little things” that show…

Pastors should Blog

10 Tips for Writing More Powerful Annual Giving Letters

Happy new year! How is your church doing at the start of 2021? If you feel overwhelmed after everything that happened in 2020, you’re not alone. Many charities, churches, and nonprofits have experienced immense challenges. At Donorwerx, it’s our mission to provide you with the tech tools you need to keep growing and progressing with your giving goals for the coming…

Holiday Blues: Beating the Holiday Blues

Holiday Blues: Beating the Holiday Blues

Holidays can be a time of delight for most people after a long year of hard work. It’s not entirely clear when the festive season starts though. Traditionally, most would agree that Thanksgiving is a decisive marker of the start of the holiday season. But every year, in a phenomenon, unfortunately, named the Christmas Creep,…

Great Service Ideas for Your Church on the Upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday

Great Service Ideas for Your Church on the Upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday

There is no doubt that Thanksgiving is an American, secular holiday. The occasion commemorates the arrival of Europeans to the continent and the traditional meal early Americans held to mark the event. However, Thanksgiving is also a holiday with themes that align with the Christian religion. It is an annual occasion during which people spend…

To Tithe or Not?: Verses about Tithing

To Tithe or Not?: Verses about Tithing

Tithing is an arguable aspect of the church today. Several verses about tithing appear in the Old Testament than in the New Testament. Their place in the Bible makes tithing to appear like law. Some believers view the practice as an act of following Biblical laws. Others view the practice as a basic duty of…

Song Selection: 6 Must-Ask Questions to Create a Worship Se

Song Selection: 6 Must-Ask Questions to Create a Worship Se

Music is an integral part of the church that makes the experience lively, more entertaining, and more pleasing to attend. However, picking songs usually isn’t an easy, quick, or fun job to do. It can take a long time to settle on a list of songs, or worship set, for one week alone, and it’s…

Church Seo: Church SEO Best Practices to Get Your Church Found

Church Seo: Church SEO Best Practices to Get Your Church Found

The Church is called to become the city set on a hill, a beacon of light in a world surrounded by darkness. And to step up to such a noble calling in this modern-day society, your church has to make it to the top of Google search results. Here are the SEO best practices that…

Top 10 Best Bible Verses on Giving For Tech-Savvy Churches

Top 10 Best Bible Verses on Giving For Tech-Savvy Churches

Giving to the church can be a touchy subject. While most of your flock may be already familiar with the concept of tithing, it’s common for pastors or leaders to find themselves reluctant to ask. There is already so many financial burdens their flock is responsible for and asking for help may feel like the…

Tools For Pastors: 15 Must-Use Apps and Tools for Pastors

Tools For Pastors: 15 Must-Use Apps and Tools for Pastors

As a pastor, you do God’s work in thousands of ways. In addition to leading services and explaining God’s word to parishioners, you are called upon to provide loving counsel to parishioners in crisis and officiate at weddings and funerals — plus help keep the church doors open by participating in financial decision making and…

How Software Streamlines These 10 Church Management Tasks

How Software Streamlines These 10 Church Management Tasks

Seventy-eight percent of churches use digital tools to automate many of the tasks associated with church management, such as congregation engagement, budgeting, and planning worship meetings. Here are 10 church management tips — and how you can use software to automate everyday tasks. #1. Fundraising Religious organizations receive 31 percent of all charitable donations in the United States. However,…

10 Ways Charismatic Churches are Growing

10 Ways Charismatic Churches are Growing

The rise of Charismatic Churches is hard to deny. In a world where the Catholic church continues to bleed more and more power, this new upstart has gone from nothing to containing almost a quarter of all Christians within 25 years. Your church may not need to follow everything they do, but there are some…

Push Notifications: The Definitive Guide for Churches

Push Notifications: The Definitive Guide for Churches

The digital marketing landscape is continuously evolving. We are always finding new ways to interact with the people we want to contact. Thankfully the trend is also heading towards respecting people’s space. Push notifications ride that line. They allow you to inform everyone who follows your church when something happens instantly, and the user decides…

How To Start A Church: Your Detailed Guide

How To Start A Church: Your Detailed Guide

Taking the lead and planting your church is a serious decision. This venture requires a lot of confidence and planning to properly pull off. It is okay to be a bit scared at first because you don’t know what to expect. You would think that with the decline in church attendance that now is the…

Trust in the Lord above all things

Trust in the Lord above all things

Ask yourself, who is it you trust most in this world? Who is the most worthy of your trust? Think of all the wonders that god gives us, and how little he asks in return. Building your relationship with the lord means building trust with him. It is when uncertainty has fled your heart that…

Prayers For The Church

Prayers For The Church

Prayer is one of the mysterious ways of the Christian life. Praying for yourself, your family, community or your country is one thing while praying for the church is a different thing altogether. Prayer is the heart of the church. Through prayers, we seek reconciliation, express our gratitude, seek wisdom and ask for grace. Since…

7 Digital Giving Myths That Are Crippling Your Church

7 Digital Giving Myths That Are Crippling Your Church

There are a lot of myths about the effects of digital giving. Some of those myths encourage churches to stay away from technologies that let members donate through text messages, kiosks, apps, and websites. Others paint an overly-optimistic picture of how quickly digital giving can grow a donation base. It’s time to dispel seven of…

The Parable of the Sower: How to Preach It and Use it as a Model for Church Growth

The Parable of the Sower: How to Preach It and Use it as a Model for Church Growth

Of all the parables that Jesus told, there is none that He explained extensively than the Parable of the Sower. Could it be that this parable teaches us something so foundational about God’s kingdom that He personally rounded up His disciples to explain it to them in simple terms? Here, we carefully pore over what…

Not Giving: Are Your Church Members NOT Giving? Here Are 10 Reasons Why

Not Giving: Are Your Church Members NOT Giving? Here Are 10 Reasons Why

Before judging why your church members are not giving, stop to find out why. It could be a simple issue, or a far more complex problem. Here is a list of 10 reasons that could be at the root of that problem, and how to address them: 1.  They aren’t yet believers at heart Christians who…

Church Staff Salaries: A Short Guide

Church Staff Salaries: A Short Guide

Although church-related jobs may fall in the realm of service, not all of them are necessarily unpaid or voluntary. You need paid staff to carry out the many important responsibilities associated with the running of the church. While you may struggle to determine church staff salaries, job applicants may also be confused as to the…

10 Leadership Books Every Leader Should Read

10 Leadership Books Every Leader Should Read

Leadership is tricky. When it comes to being the head of a church – in charge of shepherding others, managing all aspects of an organization, and dealing with a wide range of personalities – everyone could use a little guidance from some of the world’s top leadership minds. Those that have “been there and done…

Women Would Tithe More If You Followed This 5-Step Approach

Women Would Tithe More If You Followed This 5-Step Approach

Many churches still subscribe to the idea that men are the ones who make tithing decisions in a household. A wealth of research over the past decade, though, proves that church leaders should pay more attention to women’s giving. By doing so, it’s very likely that they’ll increase church tithing. The fact is that women’s…

10 Ways Youth Pastors Can Make More Money

10 Ways Youth Pastors Can Make More Money

Working as a youth pastor can be a very rewarding career and life purpose. The typical duties that a youth pastor takes on are not financially redeeming by any means. Although, the professional qualities that these pastors hold do have value. You should know that there is hope if you desire a side income as…

10 Best Bible Verses About Family

10 Best Bible Verses About Family

From the beginning of the world, when God first made man “in his own image,” the family unit was close to His heart. All throughout the history of the old Testament, we see how generations of believers were led by a father-figure, and that the unity, brotherhood and shared responsibilities of the larger “tribe” were…

Why Go To Church: Does Attending Still Make Sense?

Why Go To Church: Does Attending Still Make Sense?

Going to church has always been a part of the family and social life in America. Every Sunday families would go together to church to celebrate, worship, and come together for the Lord. Many people would show their commitment to Jesus by attending church more than once a week as well. Nowadays, churches are not…

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

The Halloween season can be a confusing time for Christians because we want to witness for Christ by actively participating in our communities, but we don’t identify with the symbols of this holiday. Christianity has no connection with black cats or jack o’ lanterns, let alone some of the darker images of Halloween. (On the…

Trends You’ll Notice in Church Names

Trends You’ll Notice in Church Names

Modern, Meaningful Names When you name a person, an item, or a church, that word or phrase establishes an identity. A name often becomes the first fact a new person learns about an organization. Names provide powerful information. A title can honor the past or declare a future intention. A name can connect you to…

8 Youth Group Halloween Party Ideas

8 Youth Group Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween can be a scary night for parents, and that’s not just because of horror movies and scary costumes. Parties outside the church can have all sorts of mischief. Ministry Halloween parties not only help kids avoid getting into trouble, but it also helps to keep them focused on worship and what is important. It…

The Roles of Women In Church Leadership

The Roles of Women In Church Leadership

The role of women in church leadership varies from church to church. Some believe that men and women were created equal but different and that a woman’s role in the church should be more supportive. Others believe that anyone who feels called to the ministry or seminary should be able to lead others in worship…

Church Trunk Or Treat: Everything You WANT to Know

Church Trunk Or Treat: Everything You WANT to Know

Instead of viewing Halloween as a “non-holiday,” why not use it as another outreach opportunity? Parents and children will be out in droves. Therefore, that’s an incredible opportunity to turn Halloween into a fruitful and positive community outreach during a church trunk or treat event. You’ll find this is particularly true if you’re a church…

Fall Festival: X Tips for Your Churches Fall Festival

Fall Festival: X Tips for Your Churches Fall Festival

Fall is upon us. It’s the time of the year when days become shorter and the temperature becomes cooler. Kids go collecting candies and you’ll be seeing pumpkins everywhere. And if your church is up for it, it could also be the season when people will get to know the love of God. To create…

How To Recruit Volunteers: 10 Key Steps to Recruit Volunteers

How To Recruit Volunteers: 10 Key Steps to Recruit Volunteers

A strong ministry is often built on the goodwill and participation of individuals. Your volunteer program is an important way for you to advance your mission and run essential services. You may rely on paid staff for administration and church operations. But volunteers may run Bible studies, support groups, outreach programs, and a host of…

Halloween: An Opportunity for Outreach

Halloween: An Opportunity for Outreach

Many Christians find themselves conflicted when Halloween comes around. Sure, it’s a globally-celebrated festival, but we all know it has pagan origins. The costumes aren’t always very inspiring, to say the least. If you have children or children in your congregation, you can use this festival as an opportunity for outreach. Here is a helpful…

Bible Study Topics: 6 Bible Study Topics to Boost Your Attendance

Bible Study Topics: 6 Bible Study Topics to Boost Your Attendance

One of the most challenging tasks of ministers of all religions is finding topics that are captivating enough to boost attendance. Indeed, given that we are in the age of spirituality, online churches, and many people who seem to believe that they have no use for the church, at times, finding topics that attract larger…

Fun ways to engage This Halloween

Fun ways to engage This Halloween

While Halloween used to be seen as a problematic holiday within the church, times have changed. If you are seeking fun ways to engage your congregation for Halloween, we’ve got you covered. Rather than shunning the holiday altogether, you can provide a safe environment for the children and families of the community to play while…

10 Things That Worked in Church A Decade Ago That Don’t Work Now

10 Things That Worked in Church A Decade Ago That Don’t Work Now

When you started your life in the ministry, you likely had a sound understanding of the way things worked. Alas, churches have changed over the last decade. A failure to recognize this truth can lead to low attendance, lost members of the flock and even the unfortunate necessity of shuttering the doors to your house…

7 Church Social Media Strategies That Will Attract New Members

7 Church Social Media Strategies That Will Attract New Members

Attracting new congregants in the modern day can be a difficult endeavor. This reality has resulted in many houses of worship seeking out effective church social media strategies. While many social marketing tactics can prove beneficial to congregations, there are a few approaches that seem to be particularly useful when appealing to potential new members.…

All About Pastor Appreciation Month

All About Pastor Appreciation Month

Clergy Appreciation Month is almost here. Throughout the month of October, Clergy Appreciation Month is celebrated each year. We’ll take a look at what it is, how it is celebrated, and what you can do to create engagement within your congregation. Pastor Appreciation Month: What Is It? As of 2018, there are approximately more than…

Church Growth: The Truth about Church Growths and myths Busted!

Church Growth: The Truth about Church Growths and myths Busted!

One of the most common concerns of Pastors is church-goers is church growth If a Sunday worship service is smaller than usual. Most likely the pastor will hear about it from well-meaning members. A typical pastor will already be aware and be concerned, at least if the problem has been consistent for several weeks or…

Selfish Ambition: Six Ways It Damages a Leader’s Soul

Selfish Ambition: Six Ways It Damages a Leader’s Soul

God warns us of the dangers of selfish ambition throughout the Bible, yet today’s world puts a high value on being better than others and getting ahead. Many of us have the desire to serve others through heart-centered businesses. It is possible to be a successful service-oriented business owner without sacrificing your soul, and true…

Top 10 Bible Verses About Happiness

Top 10 Bible Verses About Happiness

The search for finding lasting happiness has been a common thread in the history of man. No matter what continent or country, language or race. The heart of humankind is eternally longing for true happiness, and peace of mind. As Christians, we can find happiness from within; not just from outer sources of satisfaction. And…

Preaching: Simple Practices That Will Make Your Preaching Better

Preaching: Simple Practices That Will Make Your Preaching Better

Preaching is the time-honored practice of delivering the divine word of God to the public. When done well, a preacher is often capable of bringing about transformational change to the life of people. Good sermons provide solid takeaways for the listener that is emotionally impactful through a lasting effect on the soul. The act of…

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