Planning for and Managing Year-end Giving, Part 1
Many ministry organizations budget for a boost in giving at year-end. If yours is one of them, you should be planning now for how to manage that extra money. A big key to doing it wisely is to view the increase in the context of your overall cash flow. But how do you do that? [read more]
Why Is People’s Motivation for Giving Important?
It’s a long-standing tension in Christian circles: What motivates people to be generous? Is it duty? Discipline? Response to God’s generosity? A recent study by Barna Group reveals some helpful insights into the question of why people give. For church and ministry leaders, these insights amount to a call to discipleship, helping people better understand who they are in Christ and why giving is vital to their life in him. [read more]
Is your church set up to receive card donations or purchases?
My children have attended daycare over the years. They’ve also participated in activities like sports and dance. To my disappointment, each of these services and opportunities costs money! Yes, I understand that those who provide services to my family need to be paid. It’s just that every month when I get a bill, it’s painful to spend that money. [read more]
Who Are the Givers? And How Can You Become One of Them?
Are Christians more generous? The Bible teaches us that giving is an act of worship, but as we all strive to live by Jesus’ teaching about generosity, we may find that variances among Christian giving – even when and how much to give – do exist. [read more]
PART 1: How to Talk about Giving at Year-End
Every trip to the mailbox…every time they turn on the TV…whenever they go online, people are deluged with communications designed to get them to spend or give money. How can your organization talk about giving in ways that cut through the communications clutter and get people’s attention? [read more]