Episode 52: Talking About Money Without Wearing Out Your Welcome

Note: As we wrap up 2020, we will be revisiting our most popular podcasts of the year. This week we are revisiting our conversation with Gary Montgomery. In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gary Montgomery, Executive Director of Compass-Kentucky. During their conversation, they discuss the tension of needing resources […]

Six Steps to Getting Million Dollar Ready

Every pastor dreams of what it would be like to receive a financial gift that would transform the future of the church. For many large institutions a legacy gift or transformative gift is considered to be $1,000,000 or more. A study conducted by Indiana University, Lily School of Philanthropy, focused its attention not on motivations […]

Episode 66: How Financial Health Increases Future Generosity

Note: As we wrap up 2020, we will be revisiting our most popular podcasts of the year. This week we are revisiting our conversation with Michael Martin. In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Michael Martin, the President of ECFA, Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability. During their conversation they help […]

Vlog: Million Dollar Ready

There was a study done a few years ago called, “Million Dollar Ready.” It studied the nonprofits that were able to receive and above average amount of million dollar gifts. Here are a few tips from that study: 1. Your church is able to receive transformative giving. 2. Your leaders matter. 3. Excellence matters. 4. […]

Episode 54: How to Become a Personal Fundraiser

Note: As we wrap up 2020, we will be revisiting our most popular podcasts of the year. This week we are revisiting our conversation with Scott Morton. In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Scott Morton, international funding coach for Navigators, author, trainer, and speaker. During their conversation they discuss […]

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 […]

Vlog: Dangerous Tipping Point

I want to alert you to a dangerous tipping point that statistics are telling us the church just hit in this recent giving year. For decades the church has received the largest part of contributions when it comes to the entire pie of charitable giving in the United States. However, for the first time since […]

Episode 45: How Does a Pastor Grow as a Generosity Leader?

Note: As we wrap up 2020, we will be revisiting our most popular podcasts of the year. This week we are revisiting our conversation with Zach Terry. In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Zach Terry, Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church Fernandino Beach, FL. During their conversation, they discuss […]