6 Steps to an Effective December Giving Statement

I am amazed at the number of churches who do not implement a stunningly simple and extremely effective step to accelerate generosity at the end of the calendar year. Time and time again, through my work conducting a Generosity Audit with the church, I discover the...

Eliminating Generosity Obstacles – Part Three

This is the final in a three-part post on Eliminating Generosity Obstacles through effective online giving. The previous two posts can be found here: Part One Part Two Part of the local church’s work is to help Christ followers identify and eliminate barriers on our...

Limiting Charitable Deductions Under Consideration

The joint committee on deficit reduction appears to be stalled, with the deadline this month for them to have proposed sweeping changes to avoid automatic cuts in government spending. As of this writing, it is still up in the air whether the committee will actually...

Charitable IRA Gifts Set to Expire in 2012

It is still possible to make charitable contributions from your IRA, but the opportunity is set to expire December 31, 2011 unless the government acts to extend it. The provision originally expired at the beginning of 2010, but was reinstated as part of the 2010 Tax...

Accelerate Generosity at Year-End

Non-profits have recently begun their year-end appeals. Why? Because they know that the largest percentage of charitable giving occurs during the last two months of the year. What are you doing to accelerate generosity toward your ministry in 2011? As people begin to...

3 Simple Tips to Improve This Weekend’s Offering

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