Black Friday sends more signals of the shift to online

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 3, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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It has been coming for years. Now, it is yet another signal that the way many of us prefer to spend money has changed.

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Churches’ Most Active Members Want e-Giving the Most

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 25, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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Churches want to offer their members the ways to give that will best support their mission. That is why we want to provide them with data that will help them understand how their members feel about different methods of giving.

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Giving Gap Shows Members Want More Electronic Options

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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Considering that people carry less cash and checks today, it follows that members would like to donate to their churches the same way they pay for bills and services or donate to other organizations. But only about a quarter of churchgoers are currently offered e-Giving solutions by their churches, while two to four times as many churchgoers say they would give electronically if they had the option.

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e-Giving Is for More Than Just Your Millennial Members

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2015 3:45:00 PM

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When we surveyed more than a thousand U.S. Christian churchgoers about their attitudes, preferences and behaviors toward giving, one of the findings we found encouraging was that all age groups expressed a strong preference for electronic options.

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Early Surprises from Our Churchgoer Giving Study

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2015 8:15:00 AM

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I’m excited today to share with you the early findings of important research we’ve done about attitudes, preferences and behaviors toward electronic giving.

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The Story Behind Pastor Appreciation Month

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[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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View from the Pew: Technology, 'Voodoo' and Church Giving

Posted by Sally Grantham

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2015 10:30:00 AM

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This week we welcome back Sally Grantham from partner ACS Technologies to the Vanco blog. Sally shares a light moment with her father that illustrates how technology has become such an integral part of our lives.

Recently, while I was visiting with my dad, he asked me, “Do you have voodoo?”

This was a surprising question from my dad. I told him no, I was doing good in my faith. I continue to grow, continue to worship as I have in the past.

He shook his head and said, “No, I mean the movie streaming service.”  He meant Vudu!

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

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[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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When You Shouldn’t Silence Your Smartphone in Church

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 6, 2015 1:00:00 PM

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Almost all Americans believe that using a smartphone in church is generally unacceptable. On the surface, that seems hard to argue with. You go to church to worship, hear the sermon, sing hymns, and enjoy the fellowship of others. Smartphones should be silenced and put away until everyone is back in their cars, right?

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Are you following these steps for verifying credit cards and cardholders?

Posted by Sandra Blair

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2015 1:00:00 PM

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As churchgoers increasingly ask for giving options beyond dropping a check or cash into the collection plate, you may choose to accept credit card contributions. Not all churches process in-person credit card transactions, but if you're gearing up for the big giving season, hosting events or have other opportunities to accept card payments, here are some common-sense steps that can help reduce the possibility of fraud in face-to-face transactions accepted through a terminal, mobile card reader, or other device.

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