Episode 85: Best-in-Class Generosity Research Revelations

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Rob Dupree and Michael Baker are joined by David King, the Karen Lake Buttrey Director of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving as well as Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies within the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. During their conversation they discuss what statistics say […]

Episode 84: GoFundMe, Facebook, and Giving Tuesday Giving Strategies

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Michael Baker, the lead digital fundraising strategist at iDonate. During their conversation they discuss peer-to-peer fundraising and how to navigate it. Best Quotes “The more we can make it easier for the donor, the more likely they are to convert and actually give […]

Episode 83: Using Big Data to Inform Generosity Strategy

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Andrew Esparza, the founder of Kingdom Analytics. During their conversation they discuss the topic of big data and how it can be leveraged for kingdom good. Best Quotes “As humans we tend to fear the things we don’t understand.” “When we are working […]

Why Giving Money Away Might Be Hurting Your Church

Occasionally, I will write a blog that seems counter-intuitive to what a generosity professional might be perceived to value. For instance, I do not believe that digital giving alone is a silver bullet solution even though I direct a department with a best in class platform. I also believe that the tithing message is very […]

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: Growing Recurring Digital Givers

People don’t wake up and become recurring digital givers. They start as first-time digital givers. So, how do we help people become better at recurring giving? You lead them through the steps of all of the different kinds of digital givers. But it’s also important for you as a pastor to be a recurring digital […]