Cesie Delve Scheuermann



Cesie Delve Scheuermann is consultant in grant writing and stewardship/development working with the Conference. From 2008-12 she was the Conference Lay Leader for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.

Blog Posts


Inspiring Generosity - 7/11/2018
Mister Rogers: Celebrating Kindness

Inspiring Generosity - 7/4/2018
Four Ways to Write a Right Thank You Letter

Inspiring Generosity - 6/27/2018
Giving USA 2018: Why It Matters

Inspiring Generosity - 6/20/2018
What Would Jesus, John Wesley, and Emma Lazarus Say?

Inspiring Generosity - 6/14/2018
What the Church Can Learn about Storytelling from The Boss

Inspiring Generosity - 6/6/2018
Change: Will You Be James Taylor or Bob Dylan?

Inspiring Generosity - 5/30/2018
Don't Leave Earth Without It: Have a Will

Love Your People: Here's How - 5/23/2018
Love Your People: Here's How

Giving Statements: From Boring to Wow! - 5/16/2018
Giving Statements: From Boring to Wow!

Gather 'Round and Read: Kitchen Table Giving - 5/9/2018
Gather 'Round and Read: Kitchen Table Giving

Make Your Newsletter Great - 5/2/2018
Make Your Newsletter Great

Digital Giving: The New Normal, Part 2 - Start the Conversation - 4/25/2018
Digital Giving: The New Normal, Part 2 - Start the Conversation

Digital Giving: The New Normal - Part 1 - 4/18/2018
Digital Giving: The New Normal - Part 1

Who Tells Your Story?: "Hamilton" Helps - 4/11/2018
Who Tells Your Story?: "Hamilton" Helps

MLK’s Legacy: “Tighten Your Belts and Dry Your Eyes” - 4/4/2018
MLK’s Legacy: “Tighten Your Belts and Dry Your Eyes”

Thank Yous: Do You Have a Plan? - 3/28/2018
Thank Yous: Do You Have a Plan?

5 Ways to Put Your Best Bonnet Forward - 3/21/2018
5 Ways to Put Your Best Bonnet Forward

This is Us: Affirming Emotion - 3/14/2018
This is Us: Affirming Emotion

Perhaps, the Most Important Person a Visitor Will Meet - 3/7/2018
Perhaps, the Most Important Person a Visitor Will Meet

Preach about Money: Sombody's Gotta Do It - 2/28/2018
Preach about Money: Sombody's Gotta Do It

5 Tips: The Website and the Small Church - 2/21/2018
5 Tips: The Website and the Small Church

Taxes, Part Deux: Kim Klein Weighs In - 2/14/2018
Taxes, Part Deux: Kim Klein Weighs In

How the Tax Code Impacts You - 2/7/2018
How the Tax Code Impacts You

Write a Love Letter: Your Annual Report - 1/31/2018
Write a Love Letter: Your Annual Report

Fundraisers: What's the Problem? - 1/24/2018
Fundraisers: What's the Problem?

Read this Book! "Embracing Stewardship" - 1/17/2018
Read this Book! "Embracing Stewardship"

3 Resolutions to Increase Generosity in 2018 - 1/10/2018
3 Resolutions to Increase Generosity in 2018

Top 7 for 2017 - 1/3/2018
Top 7 for 2017


Special Giving: 5 Ways to Tell 'Em How They Can Help - 12/6/2017
Special Giving: 5 Ways to Tell 'Em How They Can Help

It's Not Too Late! Write Your Best Year-End Letter Now - 11/29/2017
It's Not Too Late! Write Your Best Year-End Letter Now

Getting it Right: Thanksgiving Prayers - 11/22/2017
Getting it Right: Thanksgiving Prayers

Does Your Budget Equal Love? - 11/15/2017
Does Your Budget Equal Love?

Generosity in the Face of Grief, Revisited - 11/8/2017
Generosity in the Face of Grief, Revisited

The Circus is in Town! 3 Little Lessons - 11/1/2017
The Circus is in Town! 3 Little Lessons

Science Says...Generosity Can Make You Happier! - 10/25/2017
Science Says...Generosity Can Make You Happier!

3 Ways to Guide Your Storytelling - 10/18/2017
3 Ways to Guide Your Storytelling

The One Thing You Can Do to Increase Generosity: Interview with J. Clif Christopher, Part 2 - 10/11/2017
The One Thing You Can Do to Increase Generosity: Interview with J. Clif Christopher, Part 2

The Only Thing that Can Kill a Church: Interview with J. Clif Christopher – Part 1 - 10/4/2017
The Only Thing that Can Kill a Church: Interview with J. Clif Christopher – Part 1

Five Years? Time to Celebrate! - 9/27/2017
Five Years? Time to Celebrate!

It's Fall. Are You Ready for Stewardship? - 9/20/2017
It's Fall. Are You Ready for Stewardship?

Keeping Your “House” Irresistibly Clean - 9/13/2017
Keeping Your “House” Irresistibly Clean

A Thank You Letter that Says "Wow!" - 9/6/2017
A Thank You Letter that Says "Wow!"

When Disaster Strikes, Generosity Kicks In - 8/30/2017
When Disaster Strikes, Generosity Kicks In

Eclipse Reflections: Creating Ooooh and Awe Experiences - 8/23/2017
Eclipse Reflections: Creating Ooooh and Awe Experiences

Let the Little Children...Give! Part 3 - 8/16/2017
Let the Little Children...Give! Part 3

Let the Little Children...Give! Part 2 - 8/9/2017
Let the Little Children...Give! Part 2

Let the Children...Give! Part 1 - 8/2/2017
Let the Children...Give! Part 1

Four Ways to Embrace Your Inner Pollyanna - 7/26/2017
Four Ways to Embrace Your Inner Pollyanna

What is Your Dream? - 7/19/2017
What is Your Dream?

Giving is Up. That's Good, Right? - 7/12/2017
Giving is Up. That's Good, Right?

Are You a Purple Cow? - 7/5/2017
Are You a Purple Cow?

Preach about Money: Somebody's Gotta Do It - 6/28/2017
Preach about Money: Somebody's Gotta Do It

Reclaim the Testimony: Nix the Stats - 6/21/2017
Reclaim the Testimony: Nix the Stats

Facebook Fun with Colby Reade - Part 2 - 6/14/2017
Facebook Fun with Colby Reade - Part 2

Facebook Smarts with Colby Reade - Part 1 - 6/7/2017
Facebook Smarts with Colby Reade - Part 1

"Tell Everyone on this Train, I Love Them" - 5/31/2017
"Tell Everyone on this Train, I Love Them"

Best Practices for Handling Your Church Offering - 5/24/2017
Best Practices for Handling Your Church Offering

The Test of a Cheerful Giver - 5/17/2017
The Test of a Cheerful Giver

7 Ways to Increase Loyalty - 5/10/2017
7 Ways to Increase Loyalty

A $1,600,000 Gift. What Would You Do? - 5/3/2017
A $1,600,000 Gift. What Would You Do?

Embrace Your Mistakes - 4/26/2017
Embrace Your Mistakes

Your Website is More Important Than You Think - 4/19/2017
Your Website is More Important Than You Think

Easter: A Perfect Day to Proclaim Generosity - 4/12/2017
Easter: A Perfect Day to Proclaim Generosity

Do Guilt and Cynicism Work? A Case Study - 4/5/2017
Do Guilt and Cynicism Work? A Case Study

The New "Widow's Mite" - 3/29/2017
The New "Widow's Mite"

Millennials Part 2 – the Generosity Edition - 3/22/2017
Millennials Part 2 – the Generosity Edition

Reaching Out to Millennials - 3/15/2017
Reaching Out to Millennials

Storytelling: Are You Curious? - 3/8/2017
Storytelling: Are You Curious?

Lessons from the Academy Awards Fiasco - 3/1/2017
Lessons from the Academy Awards Fiasco

Blogging: The Power of the Pen - 2/22/2017
Blogging: The Power of the Pen

Ten Steps to Being an Influencer - 2/15/2017
Ten Steps to Being an Influencer

Final Square Reflections and Tips: If I Can Do It, So Can You! Part 3 - 2/8/2017
Final Square Reflections and Tips: If I Can Do It, So Can You! Part 3

Implementing the Square: If I Can Do It, So Can You! Part 2 - 2/1/2017
Implementing the Square: If I Can Do It, So Can You! Part 2

The Square: If I Can Do It, So Can You! Part 1 - 1/25/2017
The Square: If I Can Do It, So Can You! Part 1

Shazam! Set Your Generosity Priorities - Part 2 - 1/18/2017
Shazam! Set Your Generosity Priorities - Part 2

Set Your Generosity Priorities - Part 1 - 1/11/2017
Set Your Generosity Priorities - Part 1

Top Ten Inspiring Generosity Blog Posts of 2016 - 1/4/2017
Top Ten Inspiring Generosity Blog Posts of 2016

In Praise of the Lowly Christmas Card - 12/21/2016
In Praise of the Lowly Christmas Card

What You and The Boss Have in Common - 12/14/2016
What You and The Boss Have in Common

Before and After: Your Most Important Letter this Season - 12/7/2016
Before and After: Your Most Important Letter this Season

Your Most Important Letter of the Season - 11/30/2016
Your Most Important Letter of the Season

Three Thanksgiving Prayers - 11/23/2016
Three Thanksgiving Prayers

The One Thing: Essentialism by Greg McKeown - 11/16/2016
The One Thing: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

The Day After: The Essentials - 11/9/2016
The Day After: The Essentials

My Silent Witness - 11/2/2016
My Silent Witness

I'll Have What Wesley's Having - 10/26/2016
I'll Have What Wesley's Having

Create an Awe-Inspiring Experience - 10/19/2016
Create an Awe-Inspiring Experience

Remember Why You Do What You Do - 10/12/2016
Remember Why You Do What You Do

Can You Inherit Generosity? - 10/5/2016
Can You Inherit Generosity?

5 Steps to an Inspiring Budget - Part 3 - 9/28/2016
5 Steps to an Inspiring Budget - Part 3

Are You Living in Abundance or Scarcity? Building a Budget - Part 2 - 9/21/2016
Are You Living in Abundance or Scarcity? Building a Budget - Part 2

2 Ways to Build a Budget - 9/14/2016
2 Ways to Build a Budget

Nails on the Chalkboard: Words Matter - 9/7/2016
Nails on the Chalkboard: Words Matter

Giving Out of Obligation or Gratitude? - 8/31/2016
Giving Out of Obligation or Gratitude?

2 (Free) Things Your Stewardship Drive Must Do - 8/24/2016
2 (Free) Things Your Stewardship Drive Must Do

It's Easy to Do the Wrong Thing: Copyright and Intellectual Property - 8/17/2016
It's Easy to Do the Wrong Thing: Copyright and Intellectual Property

The Couch Event and Tithing Edition - 8/10/2016
The Couch Event and Tithing Edition

You Can (Easily) Be in Movies! - 8/3/2016
You Can (Easily) Be in Movies!

Mike Slaughter Interview: The Christian Wallet - 7/27/2016
Mike Slaughter Interview: The Christian Wallet

Fundraising as a Spiritual Practice - 7/20/2016
Fundraising as a Spiritual Practice

Don't Be a Square! Use Technology and Creativity to Your Advantage - 7/13/2016
Don't Be a Square! Use Technology and Creativity to Your Advantage

Talk About Tithing - 7/6/2016
Talk About Tithing

Feel Good! Read a Great Thank You Letter - 6/29/2016
Feel Good! Read a Great Thank You Letter

Giving USA 2016: What You Need to Know - 6/22/2016
Giving USA 2016: What You Need to Know

The Power of Photographs - 6/15/2016
The Power of Photographs

3 Customer Service Do's and One Don't - 6/8/2016
3 Customer Service Do's and One Don't

Write a Fantastic Thank You Letter - 6/1/2016
Write a Fantastic Thank You Letter

What Good is Grief? - 5/25/2016
What Good is Grief?

Does Longevity Deserve Recognition? - 5/18/2016
Does Longevity Deserve Recognition?

How You Can Become a "Fundraising Bright Spot" - 5/11/2016
How You Can Become a "Fundraising Bright Spot"

Disneyland for Churches? - 5/4/2016
Disneyland for Churches?

Your Legacy: Be Sure It's Written Down - 4/27/2016
Your Legacy: Be Sure It's Written Down

Which Generation Gives the Most? The Answer May Surprise You - 4/20/2016
Which Generation Gives the Most? The Answer May Surprise You

Reviving the Church Newsletter - Part 2 - 4/13/2016
Reviving the Church Newsletter - Part 2

Is the Church Newsletter Dead? Part 1 - 4/6/2016
Is the Church Newsletter Dead? Part 1

Re-Imagine Your Story - 3/30/2016
Re-Imagine Your Story

The Eyes Have It: Who's Reading? - 3/23/2016
The Eyes Have It: Who's Reading?

Ugh. Preaching about Money. - 3/16/2016
Ugh. Preaching about Money.

Afraid to Ask? Give People Joy, Let them Give - 3/9/2016
Afraid to Ask? Give People Joy, Let them Give

Hosting a Fundraiser? Think Twice. - 3/2/2016
Hosting a Fundraiser? Think Twice.

Increasing Generosity with a Bible, Hymn, Storybook, and Picture - 2/24/2016
Increasing Generosity with a Bible, Hymn, Storybook, and Picture

Secular Plus Sacred = Service and Ministry to the Community - 2/17/2016
Secular Plus Sacred = Service and Ministry to the Community

You are NOT a Cry Baby: The Power of Emotion - 2/10/2016
You are NOT a Cry Baby: The Power of Emotion

Reader Response: More Fabulous Facebook Ideas - 2/3/2016
Reader Response: More Fabulous Facebook Ideas

Eight Ways to Use Facebook...and Build Community - 1/27/2016
Eight Ways to Use Facebook...and Build Community

Valentine's Day: Show and Share the Love - 1/20/2016
Valentine's Day: Show and Share the Love

It's Time to Map Out Your Future - 1/13/2016
It's Time to Map Out Your Future

A Look Back: Your Favorite Inspiring Generosity Posts of 2015 - 1/6/2016
A Look Back: Your Favorite Inspiring Generosity Posts of 2015

6 Hot Tips to Survive the Season - 12/16/2015
6 Hot Tips to Survive the Season

In All the Hullabaloo, Don't Forget Gratitude - 12/9/2015
In All the Hullabaloo, Don't Forget Gratitude

Write Your Year-End Letter Right Now! - 12/2/2015
Write Your Year-End Letter Right Now!

Hospitality as a Thank You - 11/18/2015
Hospitality as a Thank You

Your Storytelling Ticket to SUCCESs - 11/11/2015
Your Storytelling Ticket to SUCCESs

Your Field Trip to Fabulous Stories - 11/4/2015
Your Field Trip to Fabulous Stories

Please, No More "Faith" Budgets - 10/28/2015
Please, No More "Faith" Budgets

Giving a Pizza Tip: It's Not So Simple - 10/21/2015
Giving a Pizza Tip: It's Not So Simple

Crummy Pizza Leads to Generosity - 10/14/2015
Crummy Pizza Leads to Generosity

Make Your Story Smelly - 10/7/2015
Make Your Story Smelly

And How Do You Handle Money? - 9/30/2015
And How Do You Handle Money?

The Power of Secrecy - 9/23/2015
The Power of Secrecy

It's a No Brainer: Generosity Can Make You Healthier! - 9/16/2015
It's a No Brainer: Generosity Can Make You Healthier!

What You Can Learn from the "Song of the Summer" - 9/9/2015
What You Can Learn from the "Song of the Summer"

A "Grand" Gesture of Generosity - 9/2/2015
A "Grand" Gesture of Generosity

12 Ways to Inspire Generosity Right Now - 8/26/2015
12 Ways to Inspire Generosity Right Now

"But You Quit Asking." - 8/19/2015
"But You Quit Asking."

Your Congregation Wants Three Things - 8/12/2015
Your Congregation Wants Three Things

One Way to Make the Offering Plate Less About $$$ - 8/5/2015
One Way to Make the Offering Plate Less About $$$

Sometimes 3 Words Can Make All the Difference - 7/29/2015
Sometimes 3 Words Can Make All the Difference

The Future of the Offering Plate Part 3: Embrace the Future! - 7/22/2015
The Future of the Offering Plate Part 3: Embrace the Future!

The Future of the Offering Plate Part 2: What Do You Expect? - 7/15/2015
The Future of the Offering Plate Part 2: What Do You Expect?

The Future of the Offering Plate Part 1: The New Altar Call - 7/8/2015
The Future of the Offering Plate Part 1: The New Altar Call

Propel Yourself to Read this Book - 7/1/2015
Propel Yourself to Read this Book

Help Me Out! What's the Future of the Offering Plate? - 6/24/2015
Help Me Out! What's the Future of the Offering Plate?

Really? The "Sunday Morning Stick-Up"? - 6/17/2015
Really? The "Sunday Morning Stick-Up"?

What is the "Sweetest and Most Important Sound"? - 6/10/2015
What is the "Sweetest and Most Important Sound"?

"Challenge" Your Congregation to Give - 6/3/2015
"Challenge" Your Congregation to Give

Millennial Obsession? For the Love of God, "Yes" - 5/27/2015
Millennial Obsession? For the Love of God, "Yes"

7 Reasons Millennials Give - 5/20/2015
7 Reasons Millennials Give

Do You Need Your Shoes Shined? Do You Practice "Story Listening"? - 5/13/2015
Do You Need Your Shoes Shined? Do You Practice "Story Listening"?

Have Fun! Think and Thank Creatively - 5/6/2015
Have Fun! Think and Thank Creatively

A Way to Talk About Generosity - 4/29/2015
A Way to Talk About Generosity

Happy Earth Day: Environmental Tithing and Praise - 4/22/2015
Happy Earth Day: Environmental Tithing and Praise

Stewarding an Individual: How Hard Can It Be? - 4/15/2015
Stewarding an Individual: How Hard Can It Be?

Exclusive! An Interview with Stewardship Expert, Rev. Bill Mullette-Bauer - 4/8/2015
Exclusive! An Interview with Stewardship Expert, Rev. Bill Mullette-Bauer

The Greatest April Fools Joke of All Time - 4/1/2015
The Greatest April Fools Joke of All Time

Tell Your Story With These 7 Simple Steps - 3/25/2015
Tell Your Story With These 7 Simple Steps

Become a Fan of Your Congregation: A Basketball Game Shows You How - 3/18/2015
Become a Fan of Your Congregation: A Basketball Game Shows You How

What Johnny Cash Can Teach Us About Storytelling - 3/11/2015
What Johnny Cash Can Teach Us About Storytelling

Real Good Church: Real Good Book - 3/4/2015
Real Good Church: Real Good Book

First-Time Visitor Dos and Don'ts: Lessons from Charlottesville, Part 2 - 2/25/2015
First-Time Visitor Dos and Don'ts: Lessons from Charlottesville, Part 2

Lessons from Charlottesville - Part 1 - 2/18/2015
Lessons from Charlottesville - Part 1

Who is Worthy of Our Generosity? - 2/11/2015
Who is Worthy of Our Generosity?

Love, Love, Love Your People! - 2/4/2015
Love, Love, Love Your People!

3 (Really!) Easy Ways to Tell Your Story - 1/28/2015
3 (Really!) Easy Ways to Tell Your Story

3 Stewardship Lessons from a Crazy Football Game - 1/21/2015
3 Stewardship Lessons from a Crazy Football Game

5 Ways to Promote Your Awesome Congregation - 1/14/2015
5 Ways to Promote Your Awesome Congregation

Hey! Ho! Start the New Year by Looking Back - 1/7/2015
Hey! Ho! Start the New Year by Looking Back

Your #1 Resolution: Keep Your Vision Fresh - 12/17/2014
Your #1 Resolution: Keep Your Vision Fresh

What Mr. Magoo Can Teach Us About Being Born Again - 12/10/2014
What Mr. Magoo Can Teach Us About Being Born Again

Giving During December - Even Christians Follow Trends - 12/3/2014
Giving During December - Even Christians Follow Trends

In Praise of Grace - 11/26/2014
In Praise of Grace

Write Your Year-End Letter Right Now! - 11/19/2014
Write Your Year-End Letter Right Now!

Great People Service: Give Disney Some Competition - 11/12/2014
Great People Service: Give Disney Some Competition

One New Way to Expand the Offering Plate - 11/5/2014
One New Way to Expand the Offering Plate

It's Time to Celebrate the Saints - 10/29/2014
It's Time to Celebrate the Saints

How to Become Brave, One Toe at a Time - 10/22/2014
How to Become Brave, One Toe at a Time

The First Rule of Stewardship: Are You Keeping God in the Mix? - 10/15/2014
The First Rule of Stewardship: Are You Keeping God in the Mix?

Secular Marketers are Stealing from the Bible! - 10/8/2014
Secular Marketers are Stealing from the Bible!

Grants: The Fountain of Money? - 10/1/2014
Grants: The Fountain of Money?

Bequests and Wills: Be Prepared - 9/24/2014
Bequests and Wills: Be Prepared

Get Ready - Stewardship Month is Coming! - 9/17/2014
Get Ready - Stewardship Month is Coming!

In Praise of Gratitude - 9/10/2014
In Praise of Gratitude

Back to School Special: Interview with Church of the Resurrection's Clayton Smith - 9/3/2014
Back to School Special: Interview with Church of the Resurrection's Clayton Smith

What Can the Church Learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge? - 8/20/2014
What Can the Church Learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Giving Statements: From Boring to Wow! - 8/13/2014
Giving Statements: From Boring to Wow!

Lessons From a 4.4 Million $ Gift - 8/6/2014
Lessons From a 4.4 Million $ Gift

What's Your Type? - 7/30/2014
What's Your Type?

Are Your People Telling Stories? - 7/23/2014
Are Your People Telling Stories?

Five Ways to Build Relationships - 7/16/2014
Five Ways to Build Relationships

What You Should be Reading this Summer - 7/9/2014
What You Should be Reading this Summer

3 Things Tiffany's and an Old Truck Can Teach the Church - 7/2/2014
3 Things Tiffany's and an Old Truck Can Teach the Church

What Does Forgiveness Have to Do with Generosity? - 6/25/2014
What Does Forgiveness Have to Do with Generosity?

What You Need to Know about Giving in the U.S.A. - 6/18/2014
What You Need to Know about Giving in the U.S.A.

How Your Newsletter Can Make a Difference - 6/11/2014
How Your Newsletter Can Make a Difference

Why You Must Preach About Money - 6/4/2014
Why You Must Preach About Money

Celebrate More, Not Less - 5/28/2014
Celebrate More, Not Less

How to Gain a Raving Fan through a Thank You Letter - 5/21/2014
How to Gain a Raving Fan through a Thank You Letter

Financial Education: It's a Spiritual Issue - 5/14/2014
Financial Education: It's a Spiritual Issue

The Value of Mission Statements - 5/7/2014
The Value of Mission Statements

Be a Jargon-Free Church - 4/30/2014
Be a Jargon-Free Church

What My Mom and Oprah Have in Common - 4/23/2014
What My Mom and Oprah Have in Common

Can Your Church Be Enchanting? - 4/16/2014
Can Your Church Be Enchanting?

What Can a Thai Commercial Teach Us About Generosity? - 4/9/2014
What Can a Thai Commercial Teach Us About Generosity?

The Power of Photographs...Making your Print Materials Stand Out - 4/2/2014
The Power of Photographs...making your print materials stand out

Time to Tackle the Taboo Topic - 3/19/2014

It's Time to Tackle the Taboo Topic


What?! There's a Ministry of Acknowledging Memorial Gifts? - 3/12/2014
What?! There's a Ministry of Acknowledging Memorial Gifts?

Got the Ash of Generosity? - 3/5/2014
Got the Ash of Generosity?

The Offering Conundrum: When Checks and Cash are No Longer Relevant - 2/26/2014

The Offering Conundrum: When Checks and Cash are No Longer Relevant


Make the Offering a Celebration - 2/19/2014
Make the Offering a Celebration

Fear of Failure = Less Generosity - 2/12/2014

Fear of Failure = Less Generosity


What Facebook Movies Teach Us about Doing Church Better - 2/5/2014

What Facebook Movies Teach Us about Doing Church Better


Make Your Year-End Giving Statement Something Special - 1/29/2014
Make Your Year-End Giving Statement Something Special

P.L. Travers and the Generosity Gene - 1/22/2014
P.L. Travers and the Generosity Gene

There's No Time Like the Present! Your 2014 Stewardship Calendar - 1/15/2014
There's No Time Like the Present! Your 2014 Stewardship Calendar

Out with the Old (Top Eight) and in with the New - 1/8/2014
Out with the Old (Top Eight) and in with the New

Wait! Last Minute Edition - 12/18/2013
Wait! Last Minute Edition

The Generosity of Nelson Mandela - 12/11/2013
The Generosity of Nelson Mandela

Generational Giving - Know Who's in the Pews - 12/4/2013

Generational Giving - Know Who's in the Pews


Generosity: It's in Your DNA - 11/27/2013
Generosity: It's in Your DNA

Saying Thank You: Get Your Leaders Involved - 11/20/2013
Saying Thank You: Get Your Leaders Involved

Preaching About Money: Somebody's Gotta Do It - 11/13/2013

Preaching About Money:  Somebody's Gotta Do It


Change the World on December 3rd and Double Your Money! - 11/6/2013

Change the World on December 3rd and Double Your Money!


The Narrative Budget - Take 2 - 10/30/2013
The Narrative Budget - Take 2

Telling Your Story through a Narrative Budget - 10/23/2013
Telling Your Story through a Narrative Budget

It's Time to Write Your Thanksgiving and Christmas Letters! - 10/16/2013
It's Time to Write Your Thanksgiving and Christmas Letters!

Henri Nouwen and A Spirituality of Fundraising - 10/9/2013

Henri Nouwen and A Spirituality of Fundraising


Help Your Committees Develop a Budget that Means Something - 10/2/2013
Help Your Committees Develop a Budget that Means Something

Grab the Bull by the Horns: 5 Ways to Do It - 9/25/2013

Grab the Bull by the Horns: 5 Ways to Do It


Know Who You Are - 9/18/2013
Know Who You Are

The Murky World of Memorial Gifts - Part 2 - 9/11/2013
The Murky World of Memorial Gifts - Part 2

The Murky World of Memorial Gifts - Part 1 - 9/4/2013
The Murky World of Memorial Gifts - Part 1

What's Your Dream? - 8/28/2013
What's Your Dream?

Vacation - Be Inspired By God's Generosit - 8/21/2013
Vacation - Be Inspired By God's Generosity

Giving USA 2013 Report: The Good News/Bad News - 8/14/2013
Giving USA 2013 Report: The Good News/Bad News

ILikeGiving: I Do! - 8/7/2013

ILikeGiving:  I Do!


Some Gifts are Not Worth Accepting - 7/31/2013
Some Gifts are Not Worth Accepting

Best Practices for Handling Your Church Offering - 7/24/2013

Best Practices for Handling Your Church Offering


What's In It for Who? - 7/17/2013
What's In It for Who?

Recognizing First-Time Givers - 7/10/2013

Recognizing First-Time Givers


The Importance of Your Leadership - 7/3/2013

Inspiring Generosity:  The Importance of Your Leadership


The Way to Present a Budget - 6/26/2013
The Way to Present a Budget

What's on Your Summer Reading List? - 6/12/2013
What's on Your Summer Reading List?

Summertime: Take Time to Talk - 6/5/2013
Summertime: Take Time to Talk

Let's Guess Who's Generous - 5/29/2013
Let's Guess Who's Generous

Five Ways to Say "Thank You" - 5/22/2013
Five Ways to Say "Thank You"

Is Your Church Contagious? - 5/15/2013
Is Your Church Contagious?

Five Ways to Make Your Church's Message "Pop" - 5/8/2013

Five Ways to Make Your Church's Message "Pop"


Giving Out of Obligation - 5/1/2013
Giving Out of Obligation

The Church is Only Interested in Money - 4/24/2013
The Church is Only Interested in Money

Change and Online Giving - 4/17/2013
Change and Online Giving

News Flash! Scientists Prove Humans are Moved by Pictures - 4/10/2013

News Flash!  Scientists Prove Humans are Moved by Pictures


God is the Owner, I Am the Ower - 4/3/2013
God is the Owner, I Am the Ower

It was Only a Bag of Change - 3/27/2013
It was Only a Bag of Change

Waaaaa!They Don't Want to Give to the Electricity Bill - 3/20/2013
Waaaaa!They Don't Want to Give to the Electricity Bill

All It Took Was an Inbound Pass - 3/13/2013

All It Took Was an Inbound Pass


Do You Know the Faces of Giving in Your Congregation? - 3/6/2013
Do You Know the Faces of Giving in Your Congregation?

Why People Quit Giving - 2/27/2013
Why People Quit Giving

Inspire with (Dreaded) Numbers and (Wonderful) Pictures - 2/20/2013

Inspire with (Dreaded) Numbers and (Wonderful) Pictures


Create a Culture of Generosity Now! - 2/13/2013

Inspiring Generostiy:  Create a Culture of Generosity Now!


It's Valentine's Day...Love Your Congregation! - 2/6/2013
It's Valentine's Day...Love Your Congregation!

Put the Joy Back in Giving - 1/30/2013
Put the Joy Back in Giving

I Do Exist! Getting the Thank you Letter Right - 1/23/2013
I Do Exist! Getting the Thank you Letter Right

Coca Cola Gets it Right - 1/16/2013

Coca Cola Gets it Right


Telling the Story of Grace - 1/9/2013
Telling the Story of Grace

Today is the Day! Time for the Stewardship Calendar - 1/2/2013
Today is the Day! Time for the Stewardship Calendar

Generosity Even in the Face of Grief - 12/19/2012
Generosity Even in the Face of Grief

12/12/12 Special Edition: 12 ways to Inspire Generosity Right Now - 12/12/2012
12/12/12 Special Edition: 12 ways to Inspire Generosity Right Now

Give the Opportunity to Give - 12/5/2012

  Give the Opportunity to Give


What the Church Can Learn About Storytelling from The Boss - 11/28/2012
What the Church Can Learn About Storytelling from The Boss

The Art of Writing Your Christmas Appeal - 11/21/2012
The Art of Writing Your Christmas Appeal

It's Thanksgiving Again - 11/14/2012
It's Thanksgiving Again

A Picture is Worth (at Least) a 1,000 Words - 11/7/2012

A Picture is Worth (at Least) a 1,000 Words


Sometimes, It's Better NOT to Give - 10/31/2012

Sometimes, It's Better NOT to Give


Telling the Story:What's Your Purpose? - 10/25/2012
Telling the Story:What's Your Purpose?

Reclaiming the Testimony - 10/17/2012
Reclaiming the Testimony

Schleppy No More! - 10/10/2012
Schleppy No More!

Acknowledging Generosity - 10/3/2012
Acknowledging Generosity

Mind Your Manners and Say, "Thank You!" Part 2 - 9/26/2012
Mind Your Manners and Say, "Thank You!" Part 2

Mind Your Manners and Say,"Thank You!" - 9/19/2012
Mind Your Manners and Say,"Thank You!"
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