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MMBB Financial Services announces upcoming launch of new website

Today, MMBB Financial Services announced the upcoming release of its new website, set to launch Thursday Jan. 14. “Starting tomorrow, you will be greeted by a new website experience, and with our refreshed look comes all sorts of exciting features to help you easily manage your finances and live your life with financial confidence. Our […]

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Vanco acquires child care software firm Smartcare

Vanco, a leading provider of technology and payment solutions for the education, faith-based and nonprofit sectors, has acquired Smartcare, a growing provider of software for child care centers. Founded in 1998, Vanco helps more than 40,000 churches, faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools and educational organizations to simplify administrative processes, organize events and securely manage participant relationships. […]

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Missionary response to COVID drives collections

By Matthew F. Manion The impact of COVID-19 on parish collections this year could be devastating, but it doesn’t have to be. Churches still have time to pivot to a new model of being church before the economic impact is irreversible. But they need to act quickly. To assess the financial impact of COVID-19 on […]

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Trends affecting religious markets in 2021

As many of us look toward a fresh start in 2021, some insurance industry experts say we can’t forget where we’ve been in 2020. The global pandemic — originally assumed to be a short-term event — is likely to continue for months into the future. How does that affect the coming year? Peter Mahler, vice […]

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ACH Network branches into donation, healthcare, subscription payments

Many are familiar with the ACH Network, which last year electronically moved 24.7 billion payments valued at nearly $56 trillion between accounts at different financial institutions for payments including large B2B transactions or payroll direct deposit. Others may recognize the ACH Network as the payment system that funneled stimulus payments into millions of bank accounts upon the […]

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G20 Interfaith Forum unveils priority recommendations to G20 Summit

Culminating from its annual global G20 Interfaith Forum event in October, the G20 Interfaith Forum has announced its priority recommendations within five areas of focus for consideration by G20 Summit leadership at its Nov. 21 and 22, 2020 meetings in Saudi Arabia. The recommendations focus on issues such as COVID-19, advancing peace and conflict resolution, […]

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#GivingTuesday: have you decided?

From NonProfitPRO / By Laurence Pagnoni Just weeks away, #GivingTuesday will take place on Tuesday December 1. This day of global giving has grown into an impressive movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. The average online gift is $111. It may be an opportunity for you to leverage […]

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Study reveals sharp increase in planned gifts + COVID-19 planned giving impact

A new study released by BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Planned Giving Practice reveals that, despite concerns the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would have a negative impact on the future of giving, philanthropists increased their support of the non-profit sector during 2019.  Non-profit organizations represented in BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s 2020 Annual Charitable Gift […]

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New data highlights church challenges during COVID-19

Faithlife Survey Shows Churches are Returning to In-Person Gathering but Disunity Regarding Policies   BELLINGHAM, Wash., September 23, 2020–New survey data from Faithlife, the church technology company behind Logos Bible Software, reveals that while the majority of churches are returning to in-person gatherings, leaders face numerous challenges to church unity within their congregations. “COVID-19 has necessitated […]

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New study: How are congregations being affected by COVID-19?

41% of congregations reported declines in donations in early months of pandemic while 28% saw increases, according to survey by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving INDIANAPOLIS — Many U.S. religious congregations currently are entering their annual fall fundraising and budget-planning season with uncertainty about their finances and reopening plans as the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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