Ponderings, Resources, Work

5 Infographics That Will Give You A New Perspective About Online & Mobile Giving

13 Mar , 2017  

It is astonishing how many churches and nonprofits are still ignoring the trends that are happening NOW in front of everyone’s eyes, not just in “the future.” One of the most critical shifts happening right now is how we use currency (or lack thereof) and how people are using digital devices for online and mobile […]

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Faith, Resources, Work

Church Giving Trends: State of the Plate 2016

30 Nov , 2016  

If you are part of any church ministry, or even a faith-based nonprofit for that matter, there’s one report that comes out every couple years that is important to note: the State of the Plate. Brian Kluth just put out the latest version today. Here’s an infographic that summarizes just a portion of the findings […]

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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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10 End of Year Giving Campaign  Best Practices

21 Oct , 2016  

THE END OF YEAR IS HERE Can you believe it? We are in the last quarter of the year. The countdown has begun! Soon we will be in the full throes of end of your giving campaigns.  Here is an infographic with a list of 10 best practices for when you were sitting down to […]

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Faith, Work

Church Giving: Feeling Guilty About The Offering Plate

27 Sep , 2016  

I was at a church this past Sunday where they actually did not pass the offering plate during the service. They had a small bucket of the front of the church. If you wanted to bring your tithe and offering you need to go up to the front at some point. I believe the pastor […]

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Faith, Resources, Work

Introducing: The Generosity Labs Project

24 May , 2016   Video

Over the last several years, I’ve been exposed to a number of projects that are related to giving, fundraising, stewardship and generosity for the church and ministries. It’s an critically important topic.  It means life or death to many organizations.  In fact, 86% of churches are at or below budget. (WHAT????!??!?!?!?). And generosity is widely misunderstood […]

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Kenny Jahng and Richard J Lee Talk About Generosity

Faith, Ponderings, Work

Generosity Journey: Conversation About The State of Giving

5 Feb , 2016  

Recently, Richard and I have been making varied observations about the State of Giving in our culture.  Both to non-profits and the Church. There seems to be a couple of trends taking place, and many organizations are at risk of being caught in the intersection of some of these trends if they don’t wake up […]

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Give By Text - and the evolution of digital payments

Faith, Work

Evolution of Payments In a Digital World

3 Feb , 2016  

Here’s one issue that non-profits and churches really need to pay attention to if they really want to survive beyond another decade or so. It’s happening right now and no one seems to notice judging by the pace of adoption of digital giving, give-by-text, online giving options by nonprofits and churches. Within 5-7 years, the […]

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