Ministry Matters

What to Do Before Launching Your Fundraising Plan

What’s the first thing you should do when trying to bolster your fundraising efforts? Communicate more often with donors? Do a better job of tracking donations? These are... [read more]

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3 Keys to Keeping Donors Engaged with Your Ministry

Your donors may be wild about your ministry’s mission, but their commitment to financially support it is being tested every day. Online, through the mail and in countless other ways, people are exposed to new, compelling ways... [read more]

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What Motivates People to Give?

If you lead a ministry, this is the $64,000 question, isn’t it? Answer it correctly and you might see giving increase. But as demographics have changed, so has the answer to this question. Today, the right answer should include... [read more]

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Refinancing: Do Your Numbers Add Up Today?

A church with a good track record for managing finances wants to refinance their mortgage early to take advantage of low interest rates. Their cash flow and liquidity have been historically strong, as has... [read more]

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What It Takes to Qualify for a Ministry Loan

You need a commercial loan to purchase a piece of real estate that is ideal property. Will your ministry qualify for that loan? Answering this question will... [read more]

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Cash Reserves: An Online Calculator for Good Stewardship

Knowing how much liquid cash to keep on hand is difficult. That’s why ECCU offers ministries a three-step education on how to factor the cash reserves they need, plus an online calculator to determine... [read more]

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