Writing like a development pro can be as easy as using Jeff Brooks' S.U.R.E. method. Give it a try!
Henri Nouwen's classic, "A Spirituality of Fundraising," continues to challenge us all to see fundraising as a form of ministry. In this season of stewardship, we need to be reminded of that now more than ever.
Sometimes history seems boring. What relevance could it have for today? But then a hidden gem comes to light that serves as a mighty inspiration.
Quick! What are a few things you can do to prepare for stewardship season? Find out in this information-packed post.
"Overhead" and "administrative costs" almost sound like swear words in certain circles. It's time to reclaim and re-frame their importance in what you do.
Inspiring Generosity: “We are Stewards, Not Owners.” Meet Julia Frisbie, the New Faith Foundation Northwest Executive Director
The new Executive Director of the Faith Foundation Northwest, Julia Frisbie, has a lot to say! Learn how the Faith Foundation can help you. And read about the importance of the necklace Julia wears.
Donor Advised Funds may be new to you but they probably aren't to some people you know. Find out why and what you should know about them and how they can help your congregation or organization.
Unreasonable Hospitality challenges us all to find ways to incorporate transformational moments in the lives of others. As a result, you will be transformed too.
Two thank you letters received. Only one had me swooning. Check out why.
Whether or not you're starting a new appointment, these four tips are great to keep in mind and act upon.
It's great that people are giving on Sunday morning! But what are you doing with that money once you receive it? Check out these best practices.
Getting out a "thank you" letter promptly is important. You may want to consider using ChatGPT to help you.
Are you embracing, flirting with, or rejecting artificial intelligence (AI)? It might just be time to see what all the fuss is about.
The 2023 Giving USA report is chock-full of interesting information. Find out why you should use it and how you can use it within your congregation.
But wait! There's more! The series wraps up on whether or not the physical offering plate is necessary. You, dear readers, offer many thought-provoking insights.
The jury is still deliberating. Yes or no to passing the physical offering plate? Check out what you had to say this week.
In the first of a series - check out what you had to say about the "pros" of passing the offering plate.
What do you think? Pass the plate or not? Here are a few pros and cons (and some history to boot!). I'd love to hear from you.
Boomers and the Greatest Generation are more often motivated to give out of a sense of loyalty. They have a profound respect for and love of institutions like the church. For Millennials, that’s not enough. They want to give to an organization or congregation that they believe is changing the world and matches with their values.
We all want to be happy. But maybe there's something more. Maybe the church can be a key player in making it happen.
If you’re lucky, you’ll have one person on your Finance team who will ask hard questions...That person may help you avert disaster. This is a person who can help you and your congregation be sure your feet are planted on firm ground.
Venmo has been around for awhile. But now your church can access this additional way of giving. Check it out and see if it's a fit.
Do you love spreadsheets? Shockingly, not everyone does. How can you tell their story so that everyone understands their importance?
"If you haven’t recently recognized the power of music in worship, it’s time to do so. Through the many ways we are inspired by it – traditional, contemporary, rock, rap, jazz – music has the power to transform and heal and help us through our grief."
We all know that small churches have some advantages over large ones. Check out how your website can be inviting to the stranger who might be looking for a new spiritual home.