February 2016

25
Feb

8 Types of Excellent Church Fundraising Letters [Free Sample]

Churches need to raise money for any number of reasons. The roof is leaking. The youth group wants to send a few members to Uganda to help build a school. There aren’t enough books in the Sunday school library. Whatever the case may be, your church needs to raise money, and a well thought-out fundraising letter is the way to

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25
Feb

Church Fundraising Letters: The Basics

It is better to give than to receive. This adage has withstood the test of time. There’s truly nothing more rewarding than giving to a worthy cause and seeing the seeds of your contributions blossom into fruits of change. This is where church fundraising letters come in. With the help of a well-thought-out fundraising letter, your church can reap all

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25
Feb

9 Essential Church Communication Letters [Free Sample]

Communication is key. That’s why it’s fundamentally important to have open lines of communication with your church members. It all starts with your first impression: the church welcome letter. And it continues for as long as your members receive your weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual newsletter. How you communicate with your church members is vital for building and maintaining relationships.

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25
Feb

Sample Church Fundraising and Communication Letters [Free]

Now that you’ve gathered a few tips and know a little bit more about how to draft the perfect church fundraising letter and the perfect church newsletter, it’s time to dive into some prime examples. You may feel free to copy and paste these sample letters into your own word processor and edit them as you see fit. The more personal you

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25
Feb

Tips for Crafting the Most Effective Church Fundraising Letters

There’s nothing better than opening the mailbox to find a beautifully written letter personally addressed to you. About your passions. Your interests. And how you can help make the world a better place. But how do you communicate those same things to your church members in just one, concise letter? We’ve got some concrete tips for crafting the best letters

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25
Feb

Can You Register a Hashtag? What Your Nonprofit Should Know

  If you’ve heard of #GivingTuesday, chances are you know a little bit about hashtags. But maybe you’re not entirely certain how they work or why you should make them work for your nonprofit. Hashtags have only really been around since 2007 when a developer at Twitter casually tossed out that the pound symbol (#) could be used to help

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24
Feb

Online Tithing Tools: 15 Questions You Need to Ask

There are so many wonderful options when it comes to online tithing. Before you pick one online tithing tool over all of the others, though, you’ll definitely need to do some research. And before you can really start researching, you need to know the right questions to ask. That’s why we’ve hand-picked the 15 most essential questions to ask before

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22
Feb

Asking for Donations on a Mobile Device: A Guide

@Pay’s blog focuses primarily on mobile fundraising. Every once in a while, we like to bring a new voice to that conversation. Today we welcome Abby Jarvis from Qgiv who will be discussing how to ask for donations on mobile devices. If you wanted to ask someone for a donation 100 years ago, you either asked in person or you

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3
Feb

Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Mobile Giving App

We’ve put together a list of the top ten questions you need to consider when shopping for a mobile giving app: #1. What exactly are you looking for in a mobile app? #2. What would be the easiest app for your donors to adopt? #3. Would you consider offering more than one way to give? #4. What would the monetary

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2
Feb

5 Costly (and Stupid) Myths About Text-to-Give Campaigns

There are a lot of myths surrounding the cost of using text-to-give as a fundraising option. Text-to-give fundraising has a false reputation for being too expensive for smaller nonprofits to use. Too slow to get real results. Or even too limiting to allow donors to be generous. Don’t worry, though. We’re here to bust all of those myths. We don’t

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