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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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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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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