It’s the Monday after Easter and you work at a church.  What do you today, and what should you do this week? Two words:  Follow up. Make this week all about follow up – following up with those who attended, those who donated money, those who made decisions and those who served.  Here’s a few…

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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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Did you know that the largest group of donors in your church aren’t really donors at all…they are non-givers – people who may care about you and your church, but they don’t participate in the offering at all. Engaging this large group of people can be tough, but if you do it, it will unlock…

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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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This month, we’re talking about following up with donors. We’ve provided a TON of coaching and documents for our members. But we’re also unpacking a few things here on the blog. Today, Michael Robison, the Founding Pastor of Uncommon Church in Austin, Texas, shares some thoughts about making follow up personal. Personal Follow Up Is…

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When it comes to following up with first time givers, you need to thank them personally. When it comes to following up with consistent givers, you need to communicate with them regularly. That means you should at least send a monthly email highlighting the ministry of the church and connecting the dots. This isn’t a…

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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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A missing element, in cultivating a healthy and God honoring level of stewardship and generosity in your church, could be the process of following up with givers. In reality, helping people create and maintain a healthy culture of stewardship is all about communication. If you stop and think about it, this is true about almost…

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