I just spent an hour and a half on Amazon.com. I love that website. After spending an hour looking up vintage 90’s t-shirts, I finally remembered why I was on that site—to look for books on raising money.   Now, I may be a simpleton, but I’ve read a number of books on business and…

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April and May are the pre-summer giving months, and the steps you take during this critical time, will make all the difference in whether or not your giving will take a nose dive this summer. In this week’s whiteboard session, Casey covers a four-part plan to help you prepare. Slideshare Download The Slides Here

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3 Ways To Become A Generous Church

Last week, we posted an article on Facebook about how one reason church’s are struggling with engaging their communities, is that they’re too “inward focused” rather than being “outward focused.” So, how can your church become outward focused? By being a generous church. Notice we didn’t say by getting your congregation to be generous, but…

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We recently spoke with Dr. Ike Reighard—Senior Pastor of Piedmont Church in Marietta, GA—about how they were able to revive Piedmont Church when it was on the brink of closing its doors due to a $600,000 HVAC repair, mildew infested carpets, and a large facility in need of repair. Here’s the full interview: In the…

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I used to work in an organization where my co-workers and I were always coming up with new ideas. If you walked around our office or sat in one of our staff meetings, you’d consistently hear phrases like: “We should try this.” “We should create a new system.” “We should send this new email.” “We…

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On April 27, 2011, 212 tornadoes ripped through Alabama, tearing the state apart. The damage was disturbing. One of the places affected was my hometown of Pleasant Grove. The street where I grew up was turned inside out. I later learned that the twister was an F-5, the biggest possible. I said to myself, “I…

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When natural disasters strike, I get a lot of messages. People text me, tweet me, Facebook me, email me, etc. At some point in the message or conversation, I inevitably read this phrase: “Somebody should raise money for these people in need.” Honestly, I think most people are hoping that I’ll raise the money. And…

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