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10 Ideas that Unleash Year End Giving, Part 2

So the topic and opportunity for generosity will naturally occur in several different ways during the last few months of the year. (See Getting Year End Giving In Focus, Part 1.) Take the time to create a broader strategy that moves beyond a sequence of different giving moments to a full blown vision cast and […]

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Major Gifts For Your Ministry

Do you think you can spot a major donor off the street? Consider billionaire Sam Walton of the Walmart dynasty. He often wore faded jeans and boots, and drove a very old truck. Nothing about him, outwardly screamed “wealth”. The old adage, “You can’t judge a book by its cover” holds true with donors. Who […]

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3 Opportunities and A Challenge With The New Tax Law

Churches and charities continue to sift through the new tax law to discover how it affects them.  What are the opportunities and challenges particularly as it relates to charitable giving? The Opportunities The new tax law allows for donors to give up to 60% of their adjusted gross income.  For example, if they make $100,000, […]

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Getting Year End Giving in Focus, Part 1

As we approach the end of the year, I will be frequently asked about year end giving. The bottom line request will be, how can I best capitalize on the opportunity to increase giving? Many churches will feel the pressure of budget donations, which have lagged behind expenses all year presenting the pressure to catch […]

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Growing A Generous Team

I want you to give some thought to what it would be like to be a part of a generous church, led by a generous staff, overflowing with generous people. Let’s work this in reverse so you can get a clear picture of the dream. While generous people can be described in many ways, I […]

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TIPS FOR YEAR-END GIVING

Why is year-end giving important? Consider some of these statistics regarding year-end giving: 31% of annual giving occurs in December* 12% of annual giving occurs in the last 3 days per year 28% of nonprofits raise 26-50% of their annual budget during year-end! 36% of nonprofits raise less than 10% from year-end 1-3 touches for […]

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Why Best Practices Fail

Most church leaders are on a continual search for “best practices.” We want the simple, straight-forward, plug-and-play solution to move the ball ahead. So, we pursue blogs, attend conferences, read books, and ask our pastor friends what they are doing that works so well. These “best practices” are brought to our teams and distributed for […]

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Talk About Giving So People Won’t Tune You Out

Money is one of the most prominent life topics, so why are church leaders so shy to broach the subject? Just peruse the internet for the biggest headlines and you will discover topics like the economy, government waste, Wall Street roller coaster, countless articles on how to earn money quick and easy, or how to feel better about […]

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Todd McMichen

Director of LifeWay Generosity

Todd McMichen

Todd serves at the Director of Generosity by LifeWay. His generosity roots arise from leading multiple capital campaigns for local churches that together raised over $35,000,000 for their visionary projects. Since 2000, Todd has been a well-established stewardship coach, generosity leader, author, and conference speaker.

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