One Essential Element to Effective Church Fundraising by Ben Crawshaw I meet with people all the time who tell me they need to raise some money. I ask them how much. They shrug. At that point, I realize they’re trying to grab a vapor. They’re reaching for a reality that doesn’t exist yet. In order…

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5 Steps to MUCH Better Fundraising by Keith Cook Do you know the #1 reason why people have trouble raising money? IT’S HARD. 🙁 There’s no way around it. It’s just straight up difficult and it’s hard for everyone. When I talk to pastors and ministry leaders about fundraising it’s like they are shocked that…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW  ABOUT USING OFFERING ENVELOPES TO INCREASE DONATIONS We are rapidly advancing in this digital age. Mobile phones have replaced landlines. Credit cards have replaced cash. Email has replaced the Postal Service. And we’ll continue to change. Changes in culture lead to changes in the church. Lyrics on a screen have…

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There are two kinds of churches, and they’re revealed by the way they answer this question, regarding their giving strategy: How much money will your church bring in this year? Type 1 answers with a figure. Type 2 answers with something vague. The thing is, those Type 1 churches are usually correct in their confident,…

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52 times a year, you have the opportunity to link your congregation to God’s heart for generosity and your church’s mission in the community. But effectively connecting the dots requires planning. You must think about the offering time in advance.  Too many churches tack this on with little consideration. The worship leader mumbles a few…

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You ever feel a knot in your stomach when you invite your church to give during the offering time? Heeeeeere we go again… That feeling is fear mixed with a splash of insecurity. Every pastor can relate. There are A LOT of people who don’t like how much pastors ask for money. Some of that…

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THE HARDEST part of what we do when it comes to helping your church get more money in the bank… is helping YOU understand how investing money results in more money in the bank.  Most churches think the way to increase money in the bank is by merely holding on to what they have, slashing…

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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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An odd thing happens in January. Church attendance increases, but giving actually drops. Why? Because while many people in your congregation bought presents in December, they’re just now starting to pay for them. We like to call this yearly phenomenon the Christmas debt hangover. The most popular Bible passage concerning debt is probably Proverbs 22:7…

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