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How to Improve Giving

Ways you can make it easier for donors in difficult times.

How to Improve Giving

Times of economic recession often result in reduced contribution revenues for many churches and nonprofit organizations. Here are some tips for improving charitable giving and other revenues, even in difficult times.

Make appropriate adjustments to your church's cost structure, and then explain the need to your members. Loyal and faithful donors who are able will respond to credible appeals, so long as they believe the ministry is practicing sound stewardship over the resources it has. Donors want to be reassured that their church is spending money prudently and on the essentials.

Publicly demonstrate financial integrity. If your church is accredited by a financial accountability oversight group, such as the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), make that fact a prominent part of your public communications and solicitations. Include a description of the significance ...

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  • November 2, 2009

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