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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The Giving Gap: Why It Should Matter to You

Posted by Malissa Peace

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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Most churches today still collect most donations through traditional methods. People attending services put cash and checks in the offering plate or basket, or send in checks through the mail.

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Online Banking vs. Online Giving: The long and short of it

Posted by Jim Kreller

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 7, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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Writing checks has become as outdated to some of us as popping a tape in a VCR or making a call on a payphone. More of us are paying bills and contributing to churches and charities online, through our banks or directly through websites and mobile apps.

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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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