The Value of Ask Ladders in Increasing Generosity

The Value of Ask Ladders in Increasing Generosity Ask ladders are dynamic groups of suggested donation amounts presented to givers in an online giving experience. Also called personalized ask ladders, ask strings, ask arrays/amounts, or giving/gift ladders, this giving form tactic can play a role in increasing donation amounts. The concept is based on something called the pique technique, which…
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How to Easily Track the Source (and Details) of Each Gift You Receive

How to Easily Track the Source (and Details) of Each Gift You Receive On a road trip, there are many routes to your destination. This applies to giving, too. How many ways can your members and visitors' give to your church? How many channels and paths do you offer? Even more interesting: Which link did they first click to get…
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6 Ways to Pour Into Your “Giving Leaders”

6 Ways to Pour Into Your "Giving Leaders" Leaders are often neglected. By nature, they’re not squeaky wheels, right? They’re the grease that keeps the wheels running smoothly. But we all know that without encouragement and guidance, even leaders can tap out. So, how are you pouring into your GIVING LEADERS? By this we don't mean your major givers but…
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Plaid Lawsuit? 5 Ways Your Giving System Should Protect Your Givers’ Data

Plaid Lawsuit? 5 Ways Your Giving System Should Protect Your Givers' Data The Plaid lawsuit has heightened concerns that churches and givers have about the security of online giving. We have those same concerns! That’s why we created Vision2 to avoid headlines like these. More than ever, it’s important to make sure you offer secure online giving through an online…
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Can you spot the hidden cries for help in your church giving data?

Can You Spot the Hidden Cries for Help in Your Church Giving Data? Did you know that your church giving data can alert you to challenges and changes in your givers' lives? The church is a place of ministry and serving. But the larger a church grows, the harder it can be to keep eyes on the spiritual, emotional, familial…
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Don’t Let a Vendor Keep You From Switching to a Better Giving Solution

Don't Let a Vendor Keep You From Switching to a Better Giving Solution How do you know when it's time to leave your online giving vendor? Among other reasons, this one is pretty clear: WHEN THEY WON'T LET YOU. [This is part 11 of our 11 Commandments of Online Giving series. Download the guide or start the blog series here.]…
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6 Facts to Bring to Your Church Mobile App Discussion Meeting

6 Facts to Bring to Your Church Mobile App Discussion Meeting An important first step in an app discussion involves identifying expectations. What do you want to your mobile app to do for you? Naturally, you need to enable efficient mobile giving. And apps can be convenient and helpful for increasing engagement. But churches should get the facts before rushing…
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Church Management and Giving That Scale Across Multi-Sized Catholic Infrastructures

Church Management and Giving That Scale Across Multi-Sized Catholic Infrastructures Connecting your ChMS and giving across complex Catholic infrastructures is complex. And not every solution is up to the challenge. All-in-one solutions try but, at the end of the day, most of them are simply disparate platforms cobbled together and relabeled as one solution. They weren't built to integrate, nor…
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3 Ways to Say “Thank You for Your Gift” More Personally

3 Ways to Say “Thank You for Your Gift” More Personally What does it mean to do something personally? In our daily lives, it could mean: Doing it yourself (i.e. I’ll hand-deliver this to John myself.) Addressing the recipient of your action by name (i.e. Mary, I want you to have this.) Ensuring that your action is relevant them (i.e.…
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Old Guard or New Kids on the Block: Which is Best for Online Giving Technology?

Old Guard or New Kids on the Block: Which is Best for Online Giving Technology? It’s likely that answers to this question would be spread in statistically unsurprising ways across the bell curve of technology adoption. After all, “Best” is often in the eye of the beholder. So let's start there. The Product Adoption Curve If you’re not familiar with…
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