New Year-End Giving Guide Now Available

New Year-End Giving Guide Now Available

With fewer than 100 days left in the year, you may find yourself wondering how you can encourage your people to “finish strong” this year in terms of generosity. Now is the perfect time to be asking yourself that question. The most immediate benefit of a...

Stories – Part Two – Normalizing the Conversation

Let’s recap. Generally speaking, pastors don’t like to talk about money. So many don’t. That seems to work out just great because most church attendees don’t want to hear about money anyway. Except  . . . money is a spiritual issue, so the church can’t exactly ignore...

Winning the Battle – Part One – Mission

What is the number one reason donors give for why they choose to support a particular non-profit? Their belief in the mission or cause of the organization. They align themselves with what you are doing, they identify with you, and they are moved to support your...

The 1% Generosity Difference

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to assist Morning Star Church, O’Fallon, MO with their annual giving appeal. This is my second initiative with the church, having led a capital project there two years earlier. We have a toolbox full of strategies that assist...

3 Simple Tips to Improve This Weekend’s Offering

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