It’s the Monday after Easter and you work at a church.  What do you today, and what should you do this week? Two words:  Follow up. Make this week all about follow up – following up with those who attended, those who donated money, those who made decisions and those who served.  Here’s a few…

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Over the last few years, I’ve moved my banking online and tried to go paperless in my home. But there’s still a drawer in my office filled with old-school papers. I’ll never throw them out, because I really value them. It’s a stack of hand-written thank you notes received over the years from people I’ve…

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Churches often forget a key group of people in church – digital givers. People who give online may go unnoticed if the pastor does not set up systems to remind them to follow-up on first time digital givers, just like first time givers with cash or checks.  Sometimes, because churches use digital giving systems outside…

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Here’s a story from one of our international members, Proclaimers Church who has been going since the early 90s and has been lead by Pastor’s Tom & Denise Rawls since 2003. They currently average over 500 each Sunday and have a campus in Norwich and in Ipswich, UK.  “When we did the first quarterly report for 2011 we had…

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Did you know that the largest group of donors in your church aren’t really donors at all…they are non-givers – people who may care about you and your church, but they don’t participate in the offering at all. Engaging this large group of people can be tough, but if you do it, it will unlock…

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If you use numbers to talk about the numbers, you’re leaving behind a ton of people. Most people in your church could care less about spreadsheets and charts and never open Excel. Yes, information is important. But mind-numbing facts and stats are only going to communicate to the accountants and engineers. If you want to…

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When it comes to following up with givers, here’s one of the most frequent questions we get: Who should be the primary person to follow up with givers in my church? I believe that it primarily should be the pastor, as a means of leading the way. After all, you are the person who needs…

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In a few months, we’re releasing the results of a massive giving survey, and some of the results are truly amazing.  The entire findings will be available soon, but I was floored by one particular  answer. We surveyed more than 1,000 churches and found that 5% of respondents don’t send any form of annual contribution…

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This month, we’re talking about following up with donors. We’ve provided a TON of coaching and documents for our members. But we’re also unpacking a few things here on the blog. Today, Michael Robison, the Founding Pastor of Uncommon Church in Austin, Texas, shares some thoughts about making follow up personal. Personal Follow Up Is…

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