Implementing the Square: If I Can Do It, So Can You! Part 2
Back to the pesky dilemma of associating a giver’s gift to their credit card: one of the biggest “ah ha” moments was understanding that if our Square givers want their gift recorded for their giving statement (and for tax purposes), they need to fill out a “Giving Form.” See the sample below.
So here are your various visual aids:
Bulletin Announcement: If your congregation is a little reluctant to do something new (and even if they aren’t), advance notice is always a good thing. Here’s what we put in our Bulletin two weeks before we started using the Square: Giving Form: Sign Near the Giving Station: informational video that he created. It includes a demonstration on how you can use the Square. Check it out here.
A few of you have let me know how you are already using the Square (and other options to the Square) in your own churches. I want to hear more. If you’re using the Square (either from your phone or from a tablet), let me know what works and what could be better. We can all learn from each other. That’s what we’ll focus on next week.
So see, you can watch kitten and puppy videos and learn something new about the Square, all in seven days. Let’s hope the next week has us catching our breath. Micah 6:8 still stands: “Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly.”
Cesie Delve Scheuermann (pronounced “CC Delv Sherman,” yes, really) is a consultant in stewardship, development, and grant writing. Over the past fifteen years, while working as a volunteer and part-time consultant, she helped raise over three million dollars for numerous non-profit organizations. OK, this owl video is pretty cute too. She was the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Lay Leader from 2008-2012. Her position with the Conference is funded through a generous grant from the Collins Foundation. She is available to consult with churches. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/inspiringgenerosity.
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