Generosity Matters

Generosity Matters

August 2, 2017 by

So, it’s August already, which means many of you will soon be gearing up for a financial giving something-or-other: your annual pledge drive, a capital campaign, an end-of-the-year giving “push.” For most church communicators, the financial giving season brings tons of to-dos. And for some of us, it also brings a bit of frustration and trepidation. We have a hunch our church could communicate better about money—we’re just not exactly sure how. 

This month on Courageous Storytellers, we’ve gathered some resources to help you begin doing exactly that. You’ll find new language to use, new stories to tell, and new technologies to try—all designed to help you grow your congregation’s financial giving.

Here’s what you’ll find on the site this month:

  • A video with lessons about money from a church planter.
  • An ebook about giving kiosks.
  • All things capital campaign: mistakes to avoid, reasons to not run a campaign, and sample print materials.
  • All things annual report, too: a ready-for-you template (just drop in your logo, data, and photos), samples, and a checklist of information to include.
  • Suggestions for improving the offering time during your worship experience, including an idea for every week of the year and language to use (and avoid).
  • Helpful tips for your website giving page, strategies for improving online giving participation, and a comparison chart of online giving providers.
  • Plus social graphics galore.

Courageous Storytellers members get goodies like this all the time! We post fresh content every month, focused on a particular topic we know new-ish church communicators will find helpful: volunteers, bulletins, websites, social media, and more. Learn more about Courageous Storytellers today.

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Kelley Hartnett

Kelley Hartnett spent more than a decade working in established churches and helping to launch new ones. She recently launched Tall Tree Collective, which helps nonprofits craft messages that inspire people to get behind their cause. Kelley formerly served as the membership director for our Courageous Storytellers Membership Site and is the author of You've Got This: A Pep Talk for Church Communicators.
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