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Thought Leadership on Church Giving and Financial Stewardship

5 Reasons People Don’t Want to Create an Account to Give to Your Church

5 Reasons People Don't Want to Create an Account to Give to Your Church When it comes to eCommerce, about 30% of customers abandon a site when they are forced to create an account (sometimes before they can even start shopping). It’s a good bet many of those customers feel the same way about giving online. But why do they…
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Stop Pigeonholing Your Generational Givers (Know Them)

Stop Pigeonholing Your Generational Givers (Know Them) We (the faith world) have put generational givers under a microscope for at least a decade. It’s been very educational and even beneficial to understand the differences in demographics, but could there be flaws in this pursuit, too? For example, is every Millennial a caricature of the worst traits of that demographic? Does…
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“Simple” vs. Simple Giving Systems

"Simple" vs. Simple Giving Systems Simple giving systems sound ideal! Simplicity is a good thing. We all need more of it in our lives. But when it comes to software, is it a silver bullet? It depends on what you mean by simple. Two Kinds of Simple Just a head's up: There's no silver bullet either way, but these are…
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The Power of ONE: Connected Online Giving for Catholic Churches

The Power of ONE: Connected Online Giving for Catholic Churches Looking for online giving software for ONE organization can be a challenge. But looking for ONE solution that will work across many types and sizes of organizations that are all connected in a unique way? That’s nearly impossible. Until now. Today Catholic churches, parishes and dioceses (and other connected church…
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What’s the Big Deal About “Embedded” GIVE Buttons?

What’s the Big Deal About "Embedded" GIVE Buttons? You may have heard about embedded GIVE buttons and giving forms (versus those that are simply placed on your church website). But the concept may leave you with questions: What’s different about embedded GIVE buttons? How can you tell if your GIVE buttons are embedded? And if a giving form “lives” on…
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Your Giving Data Knows Your Givers. Do you?

Your Giving Data Knows Your Givers. Do you? Churches have been collecting giving data on members and guests for years. But what are they doing with all that information? For the most part, NOTHING. Most giving solutions don’t make your givers feel known or show churches how to use the data they’ve gleaned to connect givers more personally to the…
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Reconciliation Day: From Dreaded to “No Sweat”

Reconciliation Day: From Dreaded to “No Sweat” Ready to eliminate the nightmare of reconciliation day? There’s finally a solution: Auto Reconciliation. This is part 4 of our 11 Commandments of Online Giving series. ONLINE GIVING COMMANDMENT #4 Keep Reconciliation Day Quick and Easy Stewarding limited resources is an ongoing challenge for churches. In fact, "doing more with less" has become…
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When Online Giving Becomes “Giving Up”

When Online Giving Becomes "Giving Up" Giving is an act of worship. It should not be frustrating. It should not end in giving up on a gift due to multiple sign-ons, mandatory account creation, glitchy forms and a generally non-personal, non-engaging experience. It should be easy and streamlined (not jump givers to a third-party site). It should connect givers to…
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Online Giving Tools for Parishes and Dioceses

Online Giving Tools for Parishes and Dioceses In today's digital world, and especially since the pandemic, online giving tools for parishes and dioceses help bridge generational gaps and parishioner expectations. What's more, they can provide a variety of benefits to the organization, as well. But online giving comes in many forms and varying levels of quality, so it can be…
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