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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7 Generosity Seeds Every Church Should Sow in 2022

7 Generosity Seeds Every Church Should Sow in 2022 "How to grow generosity." It's a common theme among churches and the giving platforms that serve them. If there was an easy formula for growing generosity, however, someone would have found it by now. Sustained generosity certainly doesn’t come from offering online giving. Or an annual sermon on tithing. And not…
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What is Donor Engagement?

What is Donor Engagement? In a church, at its most organic, donor engagement describes a relationship: Keeping your givers connected to the Body. Ideally, this would simply be the natural exchange of teaching, worship, attendance, volunteering, giving, service, and deep ministry to one another. A family, as it were, giving and receiving from one another. But modern usage of the…
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How to Keep Donors Engaged

How to Keep Donors Engaged In today’s busy world and even busier online landscape, it’s not easy to know how to keep donors engaged. There has never been more competition for your givers’ attention and more easy-to-find, worthy recipients for their generosity. But it's worth the effort. Organizations that keep donors engaged tap into a wealth of charitable giving. In…
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What is the definition of “Steward” in the Bible?

What is the definition of "Steward" in the Bible? The definition of steward in the Bible lends itself to the idea of an “overseer” or "manager" over someone else's matters.   In Genesis 15:2, the original Hebrew word for “steward” is `al bayith, which literally means "man over the house." (Source) During Bible times, most notable households would have had…
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Why is Donor Stewardship Important?

Why is Donor Stewardship Important? Before we dive into why donor stewardship is important, let’s start with what it is. What is Donor Stewardship? Donor stewardship describes the intentional practice of building a relationship with givers. Why is this important? Because if we focus on giving apart from a person's overall engagement with their church, we're already on the wrong…
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