Looking back at 2015 – and ahead to the New Year

Posted by Jan Jasmin

[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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Survey Findings Featured in Ministry Tech Magazine

Posted by Malissa Peace

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 17, 2015 12:00:00 PM

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When we surveyed more than a thousand U.S. churchgoers this summer and found a significant giving gap between them and their churches, we knew it was important information that needed to be shared ahead of the holiday giving season.

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The Evolution of Give by Text: Is Your Church Part of It?

Posted by Kevin Lee

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2015 12:30:00 PM

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Twenty-three years ago this week, the first-ever text message was sent. Six years ago next month, a record number of people tried a new concept in donations called text-to-give when a huge earthquake struck Haiti. Today, technological advancements have made texting and making donations or paying bills through text messages a common and rewarding event in our lives.

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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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