Capital Campaign Planning

A Campaign Website: Bringing the Campaign Online 

By michael on April 10, 2018 0 Comments

A Campaign Website Bringing the Campaign Online  This month, a guest article from Jason Smith, founder of GivingTools.com.  How to create an effective, affordable capital campaign website Capital campaigns are all about people: welcoming their ideas and building a shared vision, and then asking the right people at the right time for the right gift … Continue Reading

Stewardship & Generosity

Money Talk in the Church: Breaking the Taboo

By michael on March 13, 2018 0 Comments

Money Talk in the Church Breaking the Taboo “Money is tight. We’ll have to cut our budget again this year. People just aren’t giving like they did in the past.” “Half of our families don’t give anything to the church. How can we turn that around?” “I’m just uncomfortable going to church; they’re always asking … Continue Reading

Stewardship & Generosity

Teach Your Children (Stewardship) Well 

By michael on November 15, 2017 0 Comments

Teach Your Children (Stewardship) Well  How many of you had this experience as a child? Sitting in church with your family, the offering time arrives, the ushers come forward, the music begins, and you proudly place your offering in the plate as it goes by. My earliest memories of giving occurred in church. My parents … Continue Reading

Legacy Giving

Planned Gifts: A Phone Call Worth $250,000

By michael on October 17, 2017 0 Comments

The first time the trust department of the local bank called me, I was totally unprepared.  According to the bank, the church would be receiving a bequest worth nearly $250,000. This planned gift was nearly double the entire annual budget of the church! We immediately agreed to meet in person to discuss the expected gift, … Continue Reading


Show your Impact, Demonstrate your Footprint

By michael on September 8, 2017 0 Comments • Tags: #annualpledgecampaign #church #churchadministration #churchculture #churchfundraising #cultivategenerosity #cultureofgenerosity #discipleship #financialstewardship #generosity #impact #ministry #mission #missionandvision #missionbudget #missionalbudget #moneyfollowsmission #narrativebudget #spirituality #stewardship #stewardshipcoach #yearroundstewardship #year-roundgenerosity

The impact of your church’s ministries can inspire generosity, but only if you help people see the lives that are changed. Kevin Lee of Vanco Payments recently encouraged churches to communicate the impact of their ministries: Use the 80/20 Rule to Be a More Effective Church Steward Kevin promotes online giving for churches. First of all, … Continue Reading

Stewardship & Generosity

The Annual Pledge Campaign is not about Money

By michael on August 15, 2017 0 Comments

The goal of the Annual Pledge Campaign is to grow generous givers.  The Finance Committee of your church may disagree. But the Annual Pledge Campaign is not about money, and it’s not about the budget. The Annual Pledge Campaign should grow givers’ generous hearts. Our mission proceeds from the Great Commission – to go out … Continue Reading

Capital Campaign Planning

5 Key Benefits of Capital Campaign Success

By michael on June 14, 2017 0 Comments

5 Benefits of Capital Campaign Success No doubt about it: managing an effective capital campaign takes planning and organization. So what are the benefits? People will work very intensely during the campaign. Undertaking a campaign will be a major congregational activity for a period of months. Church leaders will devote even more time than that … Continue Reading