Jan Jasmin

Jan Jasmin is the Charitable Giving Evangelist for Faith-based Sales for Vanco Payment Solutions.

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Energizing your congregation through their favorite activities

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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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Knowing how your congregation prefers to give is just part of the generosity equation. You also need to know where their interests lie so that you’re asking them to volunteer their time, contribute money or take part in outreach programs in ways that are meaningful to them.

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Five things you can do to create cheerful givers

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[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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How often do we hear or say that God loves a cheerful giver? We know as church members that it’s important to give to fund the church’s ministry, and many of us draw satisfaction from making a gift. But as church leaders, is there more you can do to make giving to your church an experience that your congregation goes about cheerfully?

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Close the Giving Gap in Time for Easter

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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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With Easter just over four weeks away, you’re planning for your best-attended services of the year. Since average church attendance is nearly 50 percent higher on Easter than any other time, your biggest concern may be crowd control. But here’s something else to think about at Easter and any time of year – are you making it easy for occasional churchgoers to give to your church?

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Looking back at 2015 – and ahead to the New Year

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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 30, 2015 10:30:00 AM

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What a year it has been! Since we started the Vanco blog back in January, we have spent the year learning, growing and serving faith-based communities. It has been a fulfilling and successful journey, and we are enthusiastically looking ahead to what the New Year will bring.

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The Story Behind Pastor Appreciation Month

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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2015 12:30:00 PM

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The end of October also signals the end of Pastor Appreciation Month, so I would like to take one more opportunity to encourage you to rally support from your congregation and church community all year round.

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Sing Your Pastor’s Praises, In October and Throughout the Year

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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2015 2:00:00 PM

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Pastors will tell you that their job is sometimes taxing and oftentimes filled with stress. That’s why it’s important that congregations set aside time to honor their pastors and church staffs for their hard work.

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The Most Giving Time of Year – Updating Your Technology and Website

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[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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To close out our series on helping your church have its busiest and best holiday giving season, let’s look at your technology and your website. This is the perfect time to assess your member’s wants and needs, and to put solutions in place to meet them.

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The Most Giving Time of Year – Assembling Your Toolkit

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[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 9, 2015 10:30:00 AM

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We want to help your church have its busiest and best holiday giving season, so in this series we’ve promised to blueprint the steps you can take to put together a successful e-Giving program.

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The Most Giving Time of Year – Making Your Plan

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[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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In the first part of our series, Vanco CEO Kevin Lee told you that we would blueprint the steps you can take to help make your busiest giving season a success. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the starting point – putting your vision and financial goals into a plan, and communicating it to your church’s leadership and members.

As guest blogger Ben Stroup recently pointed out, setting your annual budget based on what you’re able to raise during your pledge drive is limiting your potential for growth and for fulfilling your vision.

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9 Strategies for Pastors to Become Less Anxious About the Money Talk

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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2015 8:58:00 AM

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When we talk to our church clients, pastor support is cited as critical to launching e-Giving and growing financial support for the mission. But the “money talk” can be very stress-inducing for pastors. Today, we welcome Rev. Margaret Marcuson to the Vanco blog. She is the author of Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry and Money and Your Ministry. She wrote the book to share her own journey conquering the anxiety she felt about asking members for financial support. Rev. Marcuson shares a few of her top strategies to become better at the financial side of church leadership.

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