Believe it or not, the holidays are fast approaching. For churches, this time of year usually entails a significant increase in giving which is both a blessing and adds extra work for your staff. Printing and mailing giving statements is a significant cost and time burden for you and your staff. It could even be […]
We’re nearing the end of January, a month when most churches spend a fair amount of energy, time and money preparing and mailing out annual giving statements for donors.
The Right Tools Matter Did you know that duct tape has a million great uses…everything from making wallets to prom dresses, but, strangely, not for taping ducts. “According to the research, over a long-term period of time, duct tape ‘failed reliably and often quite catastrophically’” at sealing and repairing HVAC ducts.* At one time or another, most […]
As director of finances at your church, you face significant challenges. While other ministers are busy with people and programming, you often become the primary (if not, solitary) checkpoint for responsible stewardship and record-keeping. In fact, you may feel personally responsible for your church’s operational excellence and financial health.
We talk often about the advantages of offering online giving, but we rarely address the concern that leaders have–even those who believe online giving could be a good decision for their church: Will people use it? In the early days of online giving, we thought churches were doing well if they had 30% of their congregation giving online, but […]
Don’t panic, but did you know today is Google’s “Mobilegeddon Phonepocalypse”? Hopefully, this is not the first time you’ve heard that today, April 21, 2015, mobile-enabled sites everywhere will begin ranking higher in Google than those that are not. If it is, or if you’re not ready, we’re not saying you’re this far behind, but […]
Are you already planning your summer vacation? You can bet your members are, too, and you know how that impacts your summer church donations. In our 10 years of experience serving churches, we’ve seen giving contributions drop as much as 15% during the summer months.
Individuals born between 1965-1979 are considered Gen X. In 2014, they are somewhere 35-49 years old. Do you know what motivates a Gen-X to give? To understand that, you would need to know that Gen X-ers are a complex group of cohorts.
Across the board, December is indisputably the largest giving season of the year for donors. In fact, many non-profits and churches receive 30-40% of their annual contributions in December, with 10% of that amount arriving on the last two days of the year. Even more specifically, statistics show a significant spike in giving from 12pm […]
UPDATED 9/23/14: Providing the convenience of online giving options and encouraging people to eventually schedule recurring giving is a key part of a successful giving strategy. That’s why we’re so excited about a new feature we’ll be releasing soon. Starting September 16th, churches can enable “give without account” as part of the InFellowship Features menu […]