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Hail Mary or holy moly: there’s got to be a better way to fund ministry

Many church leaders have realized that data and technology provide new ways of thinking about how they can overcome their increasing financial challenges.

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Dollar’s dollars: restricted gifts and abandoned projects

Televangelist Creflo Dollar recently came under fire for asking that 200,000 of his followers donate $300 each to buy a $60-million luxury jet for his use. In the wake of bad publicity associated with the request, it appears that he may have cancelled the campaign before reaching his goal. The problem is: What happens to money already collected?

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Phase 3: The Campaign

In this series installment, Paul Gage spotlights the public phase of the process: the Campaign itself. It’s a critical time — and it requires plenty of prep work to get right.

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How to engage first-time givers — new eBook Available

In an insightful new eBook, “Creating a Culture of Generosity” series author Derek Gillette discusses how church leaders can engage and connect with these unique givers — in a way that builds a long-term relationship.

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Fundraising Excellence: Powhatan Community Church — Powhattan, VA

On May 18, 2014, Powhatan Community Church (Powhattan, VA) enjoyed its largest single giving day in the church’s 13-year history. And, founder and Senior Pastor Brian C. Hughes reported that the church was on budget to make the most aggressive budget increase in 10 years. All this exceeded the giving increase for which Hughes and his staff’s planned and prayed.

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Get organized! 3 priorities for a successful campaign

In this series installment, Paul Gage — who has consulted more than 500 church capital campaigns, with results exceeding $1 billion — focuses on the second phase of a campaign: Organization. According to Gage, the three most critical components of this phase are Prayer, Presentation and Preaching.

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Creating momentum for the generous heart

Anyone with resources — whether believers or not — will only give generously to what they understand and value. If your givers can’t articulate the result, or if they don’t fully support the outcome that their gift is meant to achieve, they won’t give much. Typically, they won’t give consistently, and they certainly won’t give lavishly or at great sacrifice.
Clearly communicating vision provides both the roadmap and the destination for the generous heart.

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: How to effectively launch online giving

We are a check-less, cashless society. Yet, in 2011, Lifeway Research discovered that only 14 percent of churches offered online giving. Recent studies are showing that that number is increasing. Hopefully, yours is one of those churches that has implemented online giving.

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7 tips: how to inspire the joy of giving this season

With more than one-third of all charitable giving happening at the end of the year, this is an important time for churches and ministries to double-check their stewardship practices.

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A real-life profile in generosity

How one church increased its online giving from 6% to 14%

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