March 18, 2019

There’s no shortage of data in the world today. More data was created in the last two years than in the previous 5,000. In fact, 90% of the data we currently use was created in the last two years! For churches, the enormous amount of giving data is enough to make your head spin, but it’s still…

March 13, 2019

Today’s spotlight shines on Shelby Systems’ Giving Customer Success Specialist: Leeann Buttram. Leeann provides resources and support to help make Shelby’s online giving feature run as smoothly as possible. The Giving Implementation Guide, that Leeann helped to create, provides a mix of project management tools for planning, technical how-to’s for system set-up, and editable communication…

June 25, 2018

Some church members are not able to give as generously as they would like. In that case, why not encourage those families to give to the church in other ways (volunteering their time and services for example). “Time, Talents, and Treasures.” If you’re lacking in one area (treasures), you can contribute in others (time and…

Millennial Giving

March 5, 2018

In this year’s Giving USA Special Report on Giving to Religion, you can find some interesting bits of information on the current state of religious giving. Once again, we find that “religiously affiliated people more likely to donate, whether to place of worship or other charitable organizations…” So while church attendance is decreasing, the rate…

February 5, 2018

A new report on giving provides more evidence that churches need to be taking donations online.   Here’s the good news. This year’s Annual Report on Philanthropy from Giving USA shows that “religiously affiliated people are more likely to donate, whether to places of worship or other charitable organizations.”  Even as church attendance is decreasing,…