There’s an ice cream shop in Venezuela that sells more than 900 flavors, including Spaghetti and Cheese. Now I like spaghetti, and I like ice cream, but those two things just don’t go together. A Gourmet French Ice Cream company sells Caviar Ice Cream. I’m pretty sure that’s a French rouse to get people to…

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We did a study last year and learned that 9% of churches didn’t send any form of annual contribution statement.  I’m no lawyer, but that’s potentially illegal. When people give money to your church, the IRS wants you to send them documentation.  Most churches choose to send a statement with a letter from the pastor…

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The following infographic comes from The Millennial Impact Report. Let’s take a look at a couple of highlights. 1. People prefer to give online. This correlates with our finding that offering online giving was the #2 factor in churches whose giving exceeds budget. Your greatest opportunity to engage donors is not in your church service…

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Churches often forget a key group of people in church – digital givers. People who give online may go unnoticed if the pastor does not set up systems to remind them to follow-up on first time digital givers, just like first time givers with cash or checks.  Sometimes, because churches use digital giving systems outside…

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Here’s a story from one of our international members, Proclaimers Church who has been going since the early 90s and has been lead by Pastor’s Tom & Denise Rawls since 2003. They currently average over 500 each Sunday and have a campus in Norwich and in Ipswich, UK.  “When we did the first quarterly report for 2011 we had…

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In a few months, we’re releasing the results of a massive giving survey, and some of the results are truly amazing.  The entire findings will be available soon, but I was floored by one particular  answer. We surveyed more than 1,000 churches and found that 5% of respondents don’t send any form of annual contribution…

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Following up with people who give to your church isn’t about providing information, it’s about investing in the discipleship process. People who give do so for a variety of reasons, but it’s important that you help them understand the “why behind the what.” Aside from a yearly giving statement, there is little if any communication…

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