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Someone is Missing From Your Leadership Team

Someone is Missing From Your Leadership Team

September marks the beginning of my 20th year of non-stop sex and mass shooting. (I was a lot younger (and a fatass) back then.) This year also marks the 12th year of writing about vaginas and anal sex here at Generosity Matters and RustyLewis.net. Thank you for...

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Our Budget May Blow Up – Now What?

Our Budget May Blow Up – Now What?

As the Covid pandemic continues to disrupt our world and the way we are accustomed to engaging in ministry, the impact on giving and the 2020 budget immediately brought many questions. How do we maintain, or even better, grow generosity in light of this situation?...

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6 Ideas for an Effective Offering Moment this Easter

6 Ideas for an Effective Offering Moment this Easter

Tomorrow is Good Friday. Easter is Sunday. None of us expected to be celebrating these most significant of days in a virtual format.  I know you have been scrambling to prepare meaningful services for the weekend. Can I just encourage and celebrate you? Regardless of...

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8 Action Steps to Address Giving During COVID-19

8 Action Steps to Address Giving During COVID-19

During this season of uncertainty and rapidly changing recommendations, we at Generis are carefully monitoring factors which will impact giving within your ministry. Here are 8 action steps to address giving during COVID-19. I am offering free virtual coaching time to...

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Three Emails to Boost End of Year Giving

Three Emails to Boost End of Year Giving

Did you know that almost 20% of all charitable giving occurs during the month of December? And most of that giving happens in the last 48 hours of the year. In a post last year I suggested sending one email at year end. Today, I would plan on sending 3 simple emails...

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Church Generosity Mistakes: Ignoring Your Data

Church Generosity Mistakes: Ignoring Your Data

As a church leader, you wear a number of hats. On any given day, you’re a counselor, administrator, teacher, mediator, and—depending on the size of your ministry—all the “chiefs”: financial officer, marketing officer, operations officer, information officer....

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Church Generosity Mistakes: 52 Missed Opportunities

Church Generosity Mistakes: 52 Missed Opportunities

You’d love for the people in your church to be more generous—for all sorts of reasons. You’ve done everything you know how to do, but you just don’t feel like the needle’s moving as far as it could. Or should. I hear that a lot. After doing generosity audits and...

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3 Simple Tips to Improve This Weekend’s Offering

(and one big mistake you might be making)

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