Capital Campaigns vs. Annual Campaigns

Annual Campaigns vs. Capital Campaigns

How will a capital campaign affect your annual budget? What good will capital improvements be if you can’t keep the doors open and the lights on? Church leaders hesitate to run a capital campaign at the same time as the annual pledge drive. They wonder whether a capital campaign will hurt annual revenue. With the right process and good counsel, … Read More

Raising Major Funds in a Church is Different

A church is not a hospital or school. Of course, Jesus is the Great Healer. And many times the gospels call him Teacher. But metaphors aside, there are differences between raising money in a non-church setting and raising money in a congregation. While a church is a non-profit in the U.S., it is nothing like any other non-profit. It is … Read More

6 Signs Your Congregation is Financially Healthy

Stewardship is the way we use our God-given gifts  – talent, time, and treasure – to carry on Christ’s work in the world. We are his disciples. As part of stewardship, it’s important to understand the financial health of your church. The decisions you make about money are part of stewardship and discipleship. Here are 6 signs that indicate a church … Read More

4 Strategies to Reduce the Summer Giving Lag

Posted on June 17, 2014 Summer is a busy time. It’s also an active time for many churches. You may have vacation Bible school, summer camps, and other summer programs planned. On top of that, church members can have hectic schedules over the summer months. There are vacations, weekend trips to visit friends and relatives, and shuttling children to all of … Read More