The importance of innovation in the church (part 2)

Posted by Jan Jasmin

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

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When it comes to managing change, thinking carefully about who and what it will impact is key. You may be integrating a new e-Giving solution, introducing an outreach program or starting a different worship service, but in every case, emotions will be involved, and people will seek understanding and time to process what the change means to them.

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The importance of innovation in the church (part I)

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2017 3:14:40 PM

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We are in an era when change is a constant, and the reasons for nurturing an active spirit of progress, whether we’re talking about technology, programs, services or any other aspect of the church, are more numerous every year.

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Helping Easter visitors connect with your church

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2017 3:44:15 PM

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Easter is Christianity’s oldest and most important holiday, and for many churches, it’s a bit like the religious “Super Bowl” – full of anticipation, preparation and celebration for huge numbers of people who may not have shown interest throughout the rest of the year.

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The best ways to raise grateful givers from preschool to adulthood

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2017 2:31:59 PM

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Teaching children about generosity and giving practices when they’re young yields lifelong benefits. They grow up as disciples of wise stewardship. They engage with their church community early in life. And, more often than not, they end up with a sense that wealth comes from generosity — not the other way around.

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Marketing practices for modern churches

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2017 2:28:18 PM

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From ancient times, when the image of an ichthys drawn in the sand served as an invitation for people to gather in worship, marketing has played a significant role in the life of the church.

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Now’s the time to re-engage members who have stopped giving

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2017 1:14:22 PM

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“The last two years represent the highest and second-highest totals for giving—
and the third and fourth largest percentage increases in giving—
in the past 10 years, adjusted for inflation.”

~Amir Pasic, Ph.D., the Eugene R. Tempel
Dean of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy


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e-Giving on Sunday and every other day, too

Posted by Jan Jasmin

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

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We talk a lot about how e-Giving helps members keep their commitments to contribute tithes and offerings to their churches. But electronic giving options can help churches manage another key financial necessity: payments and fundraising for all the activities that happen every day in your church community.

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Making the case for credit card giving

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 20, 2017 2:04:59 PM

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Do you remember the movie Jerry Maguire? In it, the character Rod Tidwell hollers at his agent, “help me help you.” Churchgoers are asking the same of their churches when it comes to electronic giving.

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Should churches stop passing the collection plate?

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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e-Giving still has plenty of room to grow, but various surveys show that churches have adopted it at a steady pace over the past few years to offer contribution options that today’s churchgoers prefer, no matter what their age.

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Give+ Mobile named to 2016 Hot Products List

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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It’s the end of one year and the beginning of the next, so the inevitable top lists are out — the 40 biggest songs, 50 best movies and 100 best-selling books of 2016. And, of course, the top 10 smartphone apps of the year — dominated by Facebook (number one) and Google (most spots on the list), as was true the previous year, according to The Nielsen Company.

We’re proud that Vanco has made one top list that’s very important to us: Religious Product News named our Give+ Mobile app one of the publication’s 2016 Hot Products & Services for the church market. The list reflects the “best of the best,” the magazine said of its annual roundup, which is included in the December issue.

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