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9 Feb. 2018 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

Webinar: Planning Year-Round Stewardship on a Shoestring Budget

No money for your stewardship ministry? In this web training Denis shares some practical strategies you can implement today for free.


18 Jan. 2018 Posted by Tom Minges in Stewardship

Church Giving and the new tax law

The new tax law passed by Congress and signed by the president in December may affect church donations.

Although charitable contributions will continue to be deductible under the new law, an increase in the amount of the standard deduction is expected to discourage some donors from claiming the charitable deduction.

15 Dec. 2017 Posted by Denis Greene in Church Capital Campaigns

The 7 Steps of a Successful Stewardship-Based Capital Campaign

We find that many churches rush into a capital campaign before the time is right. Let us show you the seven steps you should go through to ensure your church has a successful capital campaign experience.

2 Dec. 2017 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

End of Year Letter

The three highest giving months for churches are January, May and December, and yes, tax season plays a factor in each. 

With this in mind, we recommend you send out an end-of-year ask letter to your congregation. As 25% of charitable donations are made in the month of December, and January is also a top giving month, an end-of-year ask letter is key to engaging consistent and irregular attendees of your church.

There's just one problem: Many people don't read what's in front of them!

3 Oct. 2017 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

What Is the Role of Prayer in Stewardship?

The decision to give should not be based on pressure, but on people's relationship with God.

5 Sep. 2017 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

How Do Social Connections Influence Generosity?

Research from the book Why Catholics Don't Give lends some insight into how social connections influence generosity.

8 Aug. 2017 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

Involving People in Decision-Making

There is a 95% correlation between a person being involved in a decision and supporting it financially.

11 Jul. 2017 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

Episodic Volunteering

Capital Campaign volunteers give an average of eleven times more than the non-volunteer.

6 Jun. 2017 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

Realistic Expectations

How much can we expect to raise in a capital campaign? Denis Greene shares some data.