Five things you can do to create cheerful givers

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[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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The intersection of traditional and electronic giving

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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When people began giving money to churches in the 1800s, the change coincided with the general use of cash and checks in our industrialized nation. Commerce involved the passing of these representations of money between people and banks. But something happened around 70 years ago that moved society into a new phase of commerce – the creation of the charge card.

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Solving the Giving Puzzle: Finding a Window into Members’ Generosity

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2016 2:00:00 PM

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The church giving puzzle has many solutions, but electronic options have fast become an important part of them.

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A Proper Invitation to Give: 6 Questions to Explore

Posted by Sally Grantham

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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This article was written by Sally Grantham of ACS Technologies. Sally is Texas-raised and loves real cloth napkins, handwritten thank you notes, monograms and helping churches further their work through increased giving.

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Choosing the right mix for church giving

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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You may believe your church should only offer traditional giving — write a check and put it in a pledge envelope, or contribute cash to the collection plate — because that’s the way it’s always been done.

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Five Ways to Inspire Giving Throughout The Year

Posted by John Gilman II

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

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We welcome John Gilman II of ACS Technologies to the Vanco blog. John is the Senior Director of Marketing and is chiefly responsible for Marketing’s overall corporate strategy and direction. He has traveled the world many times over working with some of America’s top brands and prominent non-profit ministries.

John is passionate about helping the church make disciples and is an avid religious servant at his church. Through his work with ACS Technologies and his passion for Christ, John is surrounded by many pastors who have shared with him the joys and struggles around giving in the church. But, with the right amount of effort and encouragement, he’s seen the power giving can have on the community.

With the big Christmas and Easter giving seasons now behind us and tax deadlines looming, giving is probably not on top of church members’ minds right now.

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Don’t Miss Out on the Generosity of Easter Visitors

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2016 4:00:00 PM

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Average church attendance goes up nearly 50 percent at Easter, which certainly creates its share of challenges for churches. But your occasional visitors appreciate your hospitality and often show their gratitude by giving more than regular members.

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The Satisfaction of Social Giving

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2016 1:30:00 PM

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A majority of churchgoers prefer electronic giving options, but many still want to participate in the church’s tradition of passing the plate. Can churches find solutions to solve this dilemma for their members?

We believe they can, as long as they understand their members’ conflicting emotions and what’s behind them.

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Close the Giving Gap in Time for Easter

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[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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Active Churchgoers Are Asking for Easier Ways to Give

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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The traditional giving culture that has worked so effectively for churches since the 1800s is undergoing the same technology-driven disruption that has changed so many other parts of our lives.

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