Webinar: See how simple it is to give with a text message

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[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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With the busy giving season right around the corner, we’ll be offering a free webinar next week designed to help churches get prepared and grow their donation plates.

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Choosing the right giving options for your church

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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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It’s understandable that leaders whose churches have relied only on traditional giving might be overwhelmed when they begin exploring electronic giving. So many companies offer so many solutions that deciding which ones are right for your church can be difficult.

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Why Your Givers Want Recurring Online Payments

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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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The steady increase in automatic payments continues. A study of 2,429 U.S. consumers in 2016 by ACI Worldwide and research firm Aite Group found “that 56 percent of all bills are paid online today.”

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Inspire Generosity with a Personal ‘Thank You’

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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM

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When was the last time anyone personally thanked givers to your church?

While churches often express thanks to the congregation as a whole, blogger Ben Stroup believes most churchgoers never receive a specific, personal and thoughtful expression of gratitude.

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Q&A with Vanco Giving Coach

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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2017 2:21:31 PM

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We sat down with Vanco Giving Coach Katie Hite to have her share the answers to the most common questions she and other Vanco Giving Coaches are asked. As a Giving Coach, Katie supports churches by providing resources and best practices to help them increase participation in their e-Giving programs.

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Free Webinar:  6 Must-Do’s for Churches to Grow e-Giving

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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 3, 2017 1:00:00 PM

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What would it take to convince 70% of your congregation to give electronically and increase their total giving by 20% or more? Or for your church to receive 40% of its total donations electronically, freeing your staff for other duties?

Those numbers aren’t farfetched. In fact, more than 20,000 churches that we’ve helped improve their finances by offering electronic giving options to their congregations know how to make them happen. Next week, you’re invited to learn how your church can find similar success as we take an up-close look at six churches that have already made the rewarding transition.

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Christmas is coming . . . and your chance to prepare for it is here

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 27, 2017 1:00:00 PM

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Last Christmas is a distant memory and this Christmas seems far away, especially given July’s heat and humidity. So why plan now for holiday attendance and giving? The same reason some people start buying their presents during the summer: to make sure you’re well-prepared when the season hits.

You’ve probably run the numbers yourself, but just to set the stage: many churches receive between one-quarter and one-third of their yearly contributions between Thanksgiving and Christmas, which means Advent is a critical financial time for them. Overall attendance and total dollars given increase. And, individual gifts themselves are typically larger on average, reflecting holiday generosity as well as some catch-up contributions.

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Top of mind at The Church Network conference: declining attendance and dollars

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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Declining attendance and its multiple implications for churches, including the impact on giving, were the topics of many conversations we had at The Church Network’s Annual Conference two weeks ago.

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5 steps for productive church meetings

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 13, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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American workers participate in 33 million meetings per day, so it’s safe to say that your church members and guests are familiar with how time-consuming meetings can be.

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Six ways to power through the summer slump

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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It’s just past the Fourth of July, and if your church is like many, Vacation Bible School and the year-end choir concert are over. Sunday services and church staff may be on a summer schedule. And yes, your pews are noticeably emptier (along with your collection plate, perhaps).

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