Webinar: Gift Acceptance Policy

What kinds of gifts does your congregation want? What kinds of gifts is your congregation not prepared to accept? These two questions are pivotal to asking for and receiving financial gifts that will stabilize the congregation’s finances, fuel your mission, and prepare for the future. They also make a difference to people who want to…

Are Gifts to Your Congregation Secured?

Janet makes a planned gift to her congregation, and notifies the person on the committee assigned to keep that list. Allison also makes a planned gift to her congregation, and notifies the right person. However, Janet’s gift never “realizes” – that is, the congregation never receives that donation. Allison’s, on the other hand, does “realize”…

Ready for Planned Giving?

Do you think your Planned Giving program is firing on all cylinders? Is it vibrant and engaging or barely there? Are you really ready for The Legacy Challenge or does it need some shaping up? Rather than Planned Giving, I prefer the term: Long Term Stewardship That’s because people give more long term gifts, because…

Taking Measure

Is Your Congregation SICK? No? Then Why Are You Waving that Thermometer Around? This is the time of year when many congregations are just completing their annual stewardship drive. That suggests two questions you might want to entertain for your campaign next year. One, what sort of visual aids are you using to depict elements…

Phasing A Building Project – Campaign Size Does Matter

Multi-phase church building projects, and campaigns to fund them, require excellent planning in order to succeed. If you are thinking of embarking on a building project, here are some things to consider: How big a project can we take on? Before hiring an architect to sketch out your dream building, have a general idea of…