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 […]

Episode 56: How God Uses Business People to Fund Kingdom Vision

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 John Rinehart. In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by John Rinehart, the Founder and Team Leader of Gospel Patrons. During their conversation they discuss the […]

3 Smart Decisions That Release Old Resources

As a pastor, your vision is to advance the kingdom as much as possible in your city and around the world. Not only is this a truly noble life goal, but something your entire congregation can get behind. But what does that vision actually encompass? How can you reach your goals when they may not […]

Be Brave & Create a Succession Plan

Creating succession plans feels dangerous but you know you will be leaving or retiring. Making plans will help you while you are in your retiring decision making process. Let me help you become brave for your own benefit and the benefit of the church.

Common Financial Goals of Retiring Pastors

About three to five years prior to a pastor retiring, he usually starts thinking about what he wants to get completed before he walks out of the office on his very last day. Surprisingly enough finances tend to come into focus both personally and for the church. Here are the four major conversations I have […]

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 […]

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 […]