Giving

Essentials of Fundraising for Schools

The Mystery of Fundraising. When you hear the word “fundraising,” does your heart begin to pound with excitement? Or do you feel the blood drain from your face as you stand in utter terror? For many, the mere thought of raising funds for their schools causes fear or... [read more]

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Millennial Donor Study

Understanding the millennial mindset is vital to building a deep and robust fundraising support team. To dive deeper into this demographic, fundraising veteran Rick Dunham dispels some of the misconceptions we’ve been told about this generation. [read more]

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How Do You Handle the Stuff People Donate?

A recent mailing from my college alma mater included a list of ways that I could donate to the school, including noncash gifts. Ministries often receive these kinds of donations. When you do, what are your legal, financial and biblical responsibilities? [read more]

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Focus on Online Giving, Part 2

Current consumer financial practices challenge the reasons for passing plates and collecting envelopes. Your church needs to make online giving a priority. [read more]

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Planning for and Managing Year-end Giving, Part 2

The reasons people give at year-end are no different than the rest of the year. A big one is that they believe in your mission and want to help make it happen. They’re also more aware of the stewardship implications of tax deductions at year-end, These two factors mean many of your people are more attentive this time of year. How can you make the most of this captive audience? [read more]

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Focus on Online Giving, Part 1

When people are motivated to give as so many are at year-end, it’s wise to make it easy for them to donate to your organization. And use of online giving is on the rise. So it makes sense to promote online options and make them as easy as possible for your donors to use. [read more]

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