Ponderings, Work

Why The Experience Economy is Demanding More Bite-Sized & Memorable Engagement From You

11 Nov , 2016  

Do you realize that we are sitting in the middle of the Attention Economy where people’s attention are the scarce commodity? It used to be that people were looking out for what you had to say. But not any more. It used to be a Service Economy where high quality service used to do the […]

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Faith, Resources, Work

Thanksgiving Social Media Images and Content for Churches

9 Nov , 2016  

With Daylight Saving Time weekend officially over, it’s time to look ahead and start planning for the upcoming Fall events. Thanksgiving is something all church communities should be planning messaging around, especially on social media.   It’s a great time of year to engage people with themes of gratitude, grace and thankfulness. Here’s some professionally […]

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Faith, Work

9 Ways to Thank Donors Creatively and Quickly

7 Nov , 2016  

DO THIS. TLDR: Thank donors immediately and through multiple means. NOT THIS. Often times raising the money is the big priority. So all activities are focused on getting the funds “in.” And thanking donors gets a back seat. Since there is no tangible immediate feedback (or penalty) felt after sending thank you notes and making […]

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Work

How Frequently Should I Be Posting To Each Social Media Platform?

4 Nov , 2016  

EVERYONE HAS THE SAME QUESTION ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA PUBLISHING One of the most common questions I get from people who are getting a handle on social media for the organization is: how frequently should I be posting stuff on social media? And can I just copy what I post on one network and put it on […]

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Faith, Resources, Work

The One Day Your Team Can’t Afford To Ignore

2 Nov , 2016  

I recently shared a couple dozen statistics about the growing efforts behind #GivingTuesday for nonprofit fundraising. If you haven’t seen any of them, take a moment to click through and browse through some of the compelling facts about the growing giving event for nonprofits. 27 #GivingTuesday Stats That Will Make You Wish It Was Tuesday […]

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Rich Birch, Unreasonable Churches book author

Faith, Resources, Work

INTERVIEW: Why You Should Take Notice Of UNreasonable Churches

31 Oct , 2016  

Today I had a chance to catch-up with Rich Birch, founder of UnSeminary.com resource site and podcast for church leaders as well as author of the new book, UNreasonable Churches. Turn up your sound and click to play the interview video: Rich cites a stat that 94% of churches are loosing ground against the growth the […]

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Faith, Work

5 Ways To Reach 81% New People In Your Community For Christmas

31 Oct , 2016  

CHRISTMAS! Nearly everyone loves it. Quite literally nearly everyone apparently. And is your church communications taking advantage of that fact? FIRST THE FACTS According to Pew research, clearly the major major major majority of Americans (92%) and nearly all Christians (96%) say they celebrate Christmas  <Pew Research Ctr survey>. You could have guessed that, right? But […]

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culture relevant church conversations

Faith, Ponderings, Work

The Most Meaningful Conversations Your Church Can Have

28 Oct , 2016  

Do you see this group having a conversation together? Can you see who’s in that mass of people? Can you tell what they’re talking about? Can you tell me if you can easily join that group if you wanted to? Why am I asking these questions? Because I think your church is stuck in a […]

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Faith, Work

4 Ways Churches Can Use A Website Landing Page

26 Oct , 2016  

Most church communications teams understand the need to have a website. But many don’t know how to maximize the web presence and the traffic coming into the site. Building a landing page is key. In fact, many people don’t know the difference between the homepage and a landing page. But if you want to have […]

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Faith, Work

Facebook Timeline Cover Images For Churches And the One Option To Avoid

24 Oct , 2016  

What do you use for your Facebook Timeline Cover Image? It’s seems to be one of those controversial questions that doesn’t seem to have the right answer. But if you if you ask me, it is not as trivial as the age-old question of over-the-top or under: Generally speaking, you will see many churches use […]

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