Ministry Matters

Your Credit Cards Can Be Effective Cash-Management Tools

It’s natural to view credit cards simply as a means of spending money. You use them to buy things and pay bills, right? But when ECCU ministry members wisely manage the business credit cards given to their staff members, they can actually save time and money. [read more]

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Yes, It Really Does Matter Where You Bank. Here’s Why.

You’re on staff at a ministry organization. If someone asks you whether the Bible has anything to say about money, the answer is easy, right? It all falls under the umbrella of stewardship. And, since God owns it all, it clearly matters who your organization entrusts with the money people give. [read more]

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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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Are You Putting Your Money Where Your Mission Is?

As the new year gets underway, so does the budgeting process for many ministries. It can be a laborious endeavor, can’t it? How do you make sure it’s worth the effort? One key is to build a budget that aligns directly with your missional priorities. It may take a bit of extra work, but this is one time when every ounce of that effort will be well spent. [read more]

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Chart a Clear Course for Your Budgeting Process

Competition for what drives your budget process can be fierce. Last year’s department budgets can be serious contenders. So can new ideas. There are the inevitable urgent facilities needs. And how about personnel costs? How do you prioritize funding for these areas when they all seem essential? [read more]

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