Giving

  1. Should Year-End Giving Feel Weird?

    Article Should Year-End Giving Feel Weird?

    Last week, a development leader of a $100 million-a-year ministry shared with me that 60% of their annual budget would be received in the last three months of the year, and much…

  2. Debt and Digital Giving

    Article Debt and Digital Giving

    It seems like everything is moving into the digital world these days. The Internet has quickly become a world unto itself where we can share the highlights of our life, purchase…

  3. Ten Ways To Increase Giving At Your Church

    Article Ten Ways To Increase Giving At Your Church

    “As a form of ministry, fund-raising is as spiritual as giving a sermon, entering a time of prayer, visiting the sick, or feeding the hungry.”  Henri Nouwen, The…

  4. When Spouses Clash on Giving

    Article When Spouses Clash on Giving

    For over a decade I have been talking with folks about their personal financial giving. Among the most common questions I hear is, "What do I do when my spouse and I are not on…

  5. Money Planning for 2013

    Article Money Planning for 2013

    As I write this, I know my pastor is very focused on his new Advent series and it seems that everyone in the church is preparing for Christmas in one way or another. It is what I…

  6. Four Million Dollars for the Church

    Article Four Million Dollars for the Church

    Last week one of our ministry strategists called me to share disturbing news about one of his clients. The pastor had just told him the church was notified they were the recipient …

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