Easter Traditions and Why We Have Them

Posted by Richard Bauer

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2018 3:00:00 PM

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Traditions represent a critical piece of our culture. They help form the structure and foundation of our families and our society. They remind us that we are part of a history that defines our past, shapes who we are today, and who we are likely to become. Many Easter traditions developed as a result of church involvement in people’s lives. Following are some ways families traditionally celebrate the Easter Holiday and why.

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The Empowerment of Thoughtless Giving

Posted by Richard Bauer

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2018 2:00:00 PM

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Most of us believe we are natural born givers. We are motivated by dreams of a world where everyone has enough to eat and a warm safe, comfy place to sleep. But is that what really motivates us to give?

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Billy Graham - A Marketing and Branding Genesis Genius

Posted by Richard Bauer

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2018 2:00:00 PM

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At Vanco, our goal is to enable churches to allow church-goers to give how and when they want. With that, we hope to support givers and the faith-based organizations they rely on for comfort, friendship, inspiration, and support, to continue to thrive for years to come. As we are coming up on our 20th Anniversary, it is inspiring to think on the life and history of a man who at the age of 28 started his innovative crusades to become one of the most influential faith teachers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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In The Beginning…The Written Word Was Highly Innovative

Posted by Richard Bauer

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2018 12:48:27 PM

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In the beginning… Do you remember the first time you heard those words? Some readers may roll their eyes with a sense of cliché, while others will roll the words over and over again in their mind like a repeating round of “Row, Row Your Boat.” But either way, I bet it got your attention.

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2017 Churchgoer Giving Study: New Findings, New Surprises

Posted by Richard Bauer

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Two years have passed since we released the first findings from our groundbreaking survey of churchgoers’ attitudes, preferences and behaviors toward electronic giving, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll soon have an update to share with you.

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Are you ready for #GivingTuesday?

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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Giving Tuesday, better known by its social media hashtag #GivingTuesday, was conceived as a global day of giving and a counterpoint to two consumer-focused shopping events. It’s grown to include more than 10,000 organizations and truly is a worldwide event – over 1.6 million donations totaling $177 million were made across 98 countries last year.

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Preparing for the holiday giving season

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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I recently took part in a Church Executive remote roundtable with leaders from two other e-Giving providers. We were asked about strategies churches can use to maximize generosity during the Christmas season, and the article was published in the magazine’s December edition.

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Webinar: The Growing Demand for e-Giving

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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With your busiest giving season right around the corner, could you use insights into how and why your congregation wants to give?

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Webinar: Offering Your Members the Giving Options They Want

Posted by Jan Jasmin

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

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As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approach, churches are busily preparing for the seasonal increase in attendance that comes from occasional members and guests returning to the fold.

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October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and as we prepare to celebrate in our churches and parishes I’d encourage you to support clergy in your community not just this month, but every day of the year.

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