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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…

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5 Effective Design Tips to Increase Donor Giving

Having a worthwhile cause with impactful activities is not reason enough to inspire most donors to give to you. Help guide donors to make a donation or increase their contribution through better design. Follow these five essential design tips for your website, and convert more online visitors into donation givers. 1. Feature Your Donation Button…

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…

5 Best Online Donation Pages

5 Best Online Donation Pages

Evolving technology has a direct effect on the church, and the trend away from offering plates and towards online donation pages illustrates this fact perfectly. People are doing more in the digital world than ever before, and this turns out to be a blessing during a time of social distancing and lowered attendance.  For your…

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6 Ways to Transition your Church to the Now Way of Giving

As we transition into more effective ways of reaching our goals and missions, let’s take some time to examine practical solutions. If you have been researching digital giving platforms and would like to take your church to the next level, here are some helpful points to remember. 1.      Dedicate time and effort to your platform launch…

bible tithing

11 Bible Verses About Tithing

Tithes and offerings are a big part of sustaining the church. As leaders, it is our responsibility to teach our flock to give from the heart, for “God loves a cheerful giver”. If the gift feels mandatory or forced, this is not what God intended. Here are a few good verses to remember on the…

The Complete Guide to Church Apps

The Complete Guide to Church Apps

Using church apps to manage your ministry will guarantee your success in the new era of Christianity. As people across the globe get more accustomed to doing things online, church apps are the new normal. Joining fellowships, studying the Bible and being guided spiritually can all be done from the comfort of one’s home. Church leaders…

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10 Truths about Church Tithing

Maintaining a healthy ministry requires consistent church tithing from your parishioners. Ministry leaders who aren’t super involved in finances, however, might not realize just how vital this biblical duty is for the congregation. And among those who do recognize the importance, many haven’t noticed just how tight money might be in the coming months.  The…

Donation page

Guide To Creating Awesome Online Donation Pages

In addition to decreased attendance at church services, the amount that parishioners tithe has also been going down recently. This reality has created an environment where online donation pages are an essential aspect of giving to the ministry. If you don’t utilize proven strategies when creating these resources, though, it could be comparable to having…

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10 Best Church Apps for Your Ministry

Best Church Apps for Your Ministry The ministry has had to evolve alongside technology, and nowhere is this more apparent than the multitude of church apps available for smart devices. Pastors and other leaders can use these apps to plan services, schedule events, collect tithes and much more. There are an overwhelming number of apps…

tithing

Church Tithing: Who, What, Where, When and Why

When it comes to keeping a house of worship running, few things are as important as church tithing. You could have some of the most devoted followers in the world, but if your congregation’s financial situation isn’t solid, you’ll find it difficult to continue doing God’s work.  Of course, many people have questions about tithing…

10 Great Christian Memes to Share

10 Great Christian Memes to Share

Part of being a pastor these days is taking advantage of new themes and trends – and there’s nothing trendier out there in the world than memes! You only have to take a quick glance at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to see just how important memes are. These simple images and text distill complex messages…

Virtual Church

NonProfit Accounting Made Easy with These 7 Platforms

Matthew, one of Jesus first apostles, was a tax collector. Besides becoming one of the most influential disciples in the New Testament, he no doubt had lots of practical financial management advice for the church. Reading through the Book of Matthew, observe how he wrote a lot on giving, recording the Lord’s conversations, specific sermons covering…

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7 Predictions for the Churches of the Future

Recent world events have shifted the way churches operate dramatically. From packed auditoriums and church services, to exclusive online streaming and digital meetings, Christians across the globe are having to adapt and transition in the midst of uncertainty. How can church leaders protect their church while growing and nurturing it? The key is in preparing for the…

church email marketing

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…

Email Markerinf

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…

5 Best Online Donation Pages

5 Best Online Donation Pages

Evolving technology has a direct effect on the church, and the trend away from offering plates and towards online donation pages illustrates this fact perfectly. People are doing more in the digital world than ever before, and this turns out to be a blessing during a time of social distancing and lowered attendance.  For your…

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6 Ways to Transition your Church to the Now Way of Giving

As we transition into more effective ways of reaching our goals and missions, let’s take some time to examine practical solutions. If you have been researching digital giving platforms and would like to take your church to the next level, here are some helpful points to remember. 1.      Dedicate time and effort to your platform launch…

bible tithing

11 Bible Verses About Tithing

Tithes and offerings are a big part of sustaining the church. As leaders, it is our responsibility to teach our flock to give from the heart, for “God loves a cheerful giver”. If the gift feels mandatory or forced, this is not what God intended. Here are a few good verses to remember on the…

The Complete Guide to Church Apps

The Complete Guide to Church Apps

Using church apps to manage your ministry will guarantee your success in the new era of Christianity. As people across the globe get more accustomed to doing things online, church apps are the new normal. Joining fellowships, studying the Bible and being guided spiritually can all be done from the comfort of one’s home. Church leaders…

church-1398784_1280

10 Truths about Church Tithing

Maintaining a healthy ministry requires consistent church tithing from your parishioners. Ministry leaders who aren’t super involved in finances, however, might not realize just how vital this biblical duty is for the congregation. And among those who do recognize the importance, many haven’t noticed just how tight money might be in the coming months.  The…

Donation page

Guide To Creating Awesome Online Donation Pages

In addition to decreased attendance at church services, the amount that parishioners tithe has also been going down recently. This reality has created an environment where online donation pages are an essential aspect of giving to the ministry. If you don’t utilize proven strategies when creating these resources, though, it could be comparable to having…

17027851954_450435f542_b

10 Best Church Apps for Your Ministry

Best Church Apps for Your Ministry The ministry has had to evolve alongside technology, and nowhere is this more apparent than the multitude of church apps available for smart devices. Pastors and other leaders can use these apps to plan services, schedule events, collect tithes and much more. There are an overwhelming number of apps…

tithing

Church Tithing: Who, What, Where, When and Why

When it comes to keeping a house of worship running, few things are as important as church tithing. You could have some of the most devoted followers in the world, but if your congregation’s financial situation isn’t solid, you’ll find it difficult to continue doing God’s work.  Of course, many people have questions about tithing…

10 Great Christian Memes to Share

10 Great Christian Memes to Share

Part of being a pastor these days is taking advantage of new themes and trends – and there’s nothing trendier out there in the world than memes! You only have to take a quick glance at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to see just how important memes are. These simple images and text distill complex messages…

Virtual Church

NonProfit Accounting Made Easy with These 7 Platforms

Matthew, one of Jesus first apostles, was a tax collector. Besides becoming one of the most influential disciples in the New Testament, he no doubt had lots of practical financial management advice for the church. Reading through the Book of Matthew, observe how he wrote a lot on giving, recording the Lord’s conversations, specific sermons covering…

photo-1485548125564-21b2276a644a

7 Predictions for the Churches of the Future

Recent world events have shifted the way churches operate dramatically. From packed auditoriums and church services, to exclusive online streaming and digital meetings, Christians across the globe are having to adapt and transition in the midst of uncertainty. How can church leaders protect their church while growing and nurturing it? The key is in preparing for the…

church email marketing

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…

Email Markerinf

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…

people-girl-alone-praying

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…

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