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Mar. 05, 2019

Engaging Millennials & More Cashless Giving

The rate of change for many of our congregations doesn’t quite keep up with shifts in the broader culture. Oftentimes, that serves as a blessing. At other times — especially when engaging financial stewardship — this rate of change can stall our ministry. This week, mission developer Anders Peterson reflects on digital giving. If your congregation hasn’t looked into electronic
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Nov. 27, 2018

Faith-Related Crowdfunding

As digital giving options have become more popular, many churches have turned to technology to help enable their members to give. In this week’s post, I examine a particular type of online giving, one becoming more popular by the day: crowdfunding. A version of this article appeared first with the Lake Institute for Faith and Giving, and I’m very happy
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Apr. 17, 2018

Boosting Digital Giving

Our newsletter articles on digital giving are consistently some of our most popular and most referenced pieces. In the past, we’ve written about the benefits of electronic giving, choosing an online giving vendor, iPad giving stations, and challenges in implementing online giving. Today, Alex Benson follows-up her post from a few weeks ago with one intended, specifically, for congregations who
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Mar. 06, 2018

Phasing into Digital Giving

I have no idea how much cash is in my wallet. I spend cash, maybe, once a month. Just today, though, I used my phone to buy coffee and pay for groceries. I also have several automated electronic payments set up to charities. And, finally as of November, my congregation allows me to give via an app — I can