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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
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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!
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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
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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
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How to Know Your Church is Financially Fit

Previously seen on FactsandTrends.net Is your church financially fit? When asked this question, most church leaders usually have a quick, gut-level response between two extremes. Either a confident “yes” because the church has more
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Church Budgeting: Pain or Pleasure

(Previously seen on FactsandTrends.net) The church budgeting process does not rank high on the list of the most motivating and inspiring experiences in a minister’s life. Pastors will line up to deliver a message, shepherd the hurting, pray for
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Chasing Wrong Financial Goals

If I were to think through some of the more common personal financial objectives repeated in the church, I am pretty confident of a couple that would rank high on the list. Meaning that, if I were to list the most common financial goals that are often
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Why Fundraising is No Fun

Most pastors do not realize that the professional fundraising industry for churches began to strongly establish itself in the 1970’s with the founding of a few key firms. Today the foundation of the largest and most successful firms along with several smaller
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