Episode 86: Guaranteed Facebook Strategies for Small Churches

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Chris Abbott, President of Church Growth Agency and former Marketing and Creative Director at Guts Church and Guts Church Network. During their conversation, they discuss using social media for outreach and impact. Best Quotes “Social media is meant to be social. It’s about […]

Four Reasons You Might Have a Volunteer Shortage and How to Stop It

The church is a volunteer-driven organization. Which means that nothing happens without volunteers. Additionally, this means church leaders and staff are constantly in recruiting mode to supply what is often a ministry with vacant team members. As a staff member, the never-ending need of volunteers might have been my greatest frustration. So I made it […]

Episode 82: The Presence of God and Generosity

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Vance Pitman, the pastor at Hope Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. During their conversation they discuss the power of God’s presence and how His kingdom ushers in generous living. Best Quotes “We all know He is faithful in calling us, what we sometimes […]

Vlog: Millennials Are Flocking to Generosity Events!

When I speak with pastors about fundraising events, they often do not want to do things that might adversely affect budget giving. So we put all of our eggs in one basket, and we only allow people to give to one thing: the budget. That is deficit thinking. Let me encourage you, if you are […]

#1 Generosity Trigger

Have you ever thought about what helps us live more generous lives? I get asked a lot of questions regarding strategies to increase financial giving. Questions like, How do I increase first-time givers? or How do I increase digital givers? The end result tends to be the driving factor. But what causes the result? Is it the same for […]

Vlog: How to Move Occasional Digital Givers Forward

One of the things an occasional digital giver might be telling you is that they have tried the digital giving experience and didn’t like it. Digital givers are transacting e-commerce many times every day with high expectations. Many church digital giving services are old and archaic. If you want to make digital giving catalytic, make […]

Episode 77: Serving Generosity for Your City

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Dino Rizzo, the Executive Director of the Association of Related Churches, also known as ARC. During their conversation they discuss how every church regardless of size, age, or resource depth can serve its city to the highest level. Best Quotes “Every community has […]

Using Events to Raise Giving and Outreach

Churches tend to have pretty polar opposite opinions of fundraising events. For some it is an unstoppable tradition, like the “Student Talent Show” to pay for camp scholarships or the “Annual Missions Banquet.” For others, fundraising events are a big “no no.” The reason some do events is obvious, to raise more support. The reason […]