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3 things you must do to cultivate generous givers in your church

Jim Sheppard, Principal of Generis — a consulting firm that helps churches to inspire and cultivate generosity through giving development coaching and strategy — talks about the best way to create an environment of giving. What role does a pastor need to play to encourage giving? Sheppard: The pastor must lead the way. Generous churches […]

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3 ways to engage the millennial giver

Today, millennials are the demographic on the top of most organizations’ priority list. It’s no surprise that brands are reinventing the way they market in order to reach the fastest-growing generation in the workforce and marketplace, and officially, the nation’s largest living generation. The millennial generation, which comprises those born between 1981 and 1997, grew […]

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Creating a culture of generosity in a church plant

While many church plants are simply trying to make it week to week, Shoreline Church in Knoxville, Tenn., leveraged new ways of thinking to eliminate the guesswork for funding ministry. Through data & analytics, Shoreline developed a plan that resulted in a $653,000 one-day offering. It also laid the foundation for a culture of generosity. […]

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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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Giving kiosks 101

According to the most recent Church Executive Reader Survey, 93 percent of churches still offer giving by offering envelope and collection basket.

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Church growth essentials: Understanding the “Big Picture”

In the context of church growth, “big picture” thinking provides the framework for establishing, maintaining and improving church financial health.

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Blessings beyond giving

Just as our churches’ mission is more than simply soliciting donations

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE: Expert advice for accommodating the next generation of generosity

Designed as a fast, simple, secure, tactile — and fun — new-school giving option

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Expert advice for accommodating the next generation of generosity

NEW-SCHOOL GIVING OPTIONS ———————————————————————————————————— Eliot Crowther  |  Co-Founder  |  Pushpay Designed as a fast, simple, secure, tactile — and fun — new-school giving option, Pushpay is distinct from other solutions in how it draws givers into the mobile experience, according to Co-Founder Eliot Crowther. “We realize that it’s mobile giving which is encouraging a lot […]

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Baby-boomer retirees plan to give forward

Former Clinton U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary gives his take on making a difference, and feeling good about it WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — Oliver McGee, 2012-13 American Council on Education Fellow at UCLA, gives his take on baby-boomer philanthropy and charitable giving forward. Giving forward has long been a charitable aspect of our socioeconomic life. Private philanthropy […]

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