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6 ways to engage major donors

By Doug Turner A major donor is an individual with high financial capacity. These donors are usually solicited 20 to 25 times a year with intentionality from other organizations. Normally, they will support fewer than five. Navigating generosity with major donors often seems perilous in the local church. Pastors are afraid of being misunderstood (i.e., […]

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Using giving data to strengthen your discipleship path

By Joe Park The key to sustainable ministry funding lies right at the heart of the mission of the church: helping persons become fully devoted followers of Christ. When people take their discipleship journey seriously, certain behaviors begin to change, such as frequency in worship, serving on ministry teams, daily prayer, and giving of their […]

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Considering stained glass?

6 steps to choosing the right studio By John Phillips Stained glass for your church is one of the most important and lasting purchases you’ll ever make. Stained glass has powerful artistic impact. It conveys a spiritual message to your congregation and community. It also contributes to the interior and exterior fabric of the building […]

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5 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH AN INHERITANCE

By Rev. Melody S. Chartier, CFP® Anyone who is fortunate enough to receive an inheritance, whether it is large or small, can understand that it brings them unexpected opportunities — but not everyone will recognize that it also can present some challenges. The Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy projects that the parents of […]

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Top 4 church facility management challenges — and how to solve them

By Donovan Loomis If you’re responsible for the care of your church’s facilities, chances are you face many of the same challenges as others in your field. In fact, I recently surveyed leaders across the country from 200-member congregations to megachurches with 8+ campuses, all in different geographic areas with varying economic makeup. One of […]

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How healthy is your church?

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By Jason Terrell In our daily lives, we are used to paying attention to our health. Estimates place the revenue for the “fitness, mind+body” industry in the billions of dollars annually.  We have wearable devices, apps for our phones and countless websites that help us track our fitness level, blood pressure, heart rate, sleep cycle […]

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Is your church ready for summer weather?

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By Brian Gleason In every season of the year, there is typically at least one natural disaster that could pose threat to your organization. As the temperatures begin the rise and we prepare for the summer months ahead, now is the time to begin thinking about severe weather, including thunderstorms, tornadoes and the damage they […]

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What is a “great deal” on a piece of land?

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By Rodney James How much does a piece of land really cost? So, you’re ready to relocate your church or start a new campus. Where do you begin? Everyone knows that location, location, location is the most important thing when purchasing real estate. But, for a church wanting to build new facilities on that land, […]

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Creating a better experience for worshipers starts in the business office

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By Tim Grabacki  Churches are businesses. Certainly, they are a special kind of business, with a special mission — but, the business office needs to operate like any qualified department, whether for-profit or not-for-profit. In order to streamline, you need the right tools to function well and thrive. Functioning well lets your church achieve more of its […]

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[Webinar] Leveraging the Cloud for Quick & Easy Financial Reporting for Faith-Based Organizations

Date: Wednesday, May 23 Time: 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET Cost: FREE As a faith-based finance organization, you need to provide up-to-the-minute, accurate information to a variety of stakeholders — pastors, ministers, program managers, and board members. But instead, you’re stuck with manual, Excel-based reporting, resulting in delays and inaccurate data. Learn why […]

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