Church attendance and giving often go hand in hand. When one increases so does the other, and vice versa. Just like the end of the year is known for an uptick in gifts and guests, the summertime is notorious for a decrease in attendance and giving.
Ministries of all sizes can benefit from organizing generosity campaigns. After all, generosity campaigns are an essential component for increasing giving and enabling your church’s mission. But, they don’t just happen out of thin air. To ensure success, it takes a lot of hard work and planning – and it’s never too early to get started.
Over the years, churches across the country have experienced first-hand the increase in online giving. And this year, the trend continues to rise in popularity. Not only did we see 12.1% overall growth for online giving in 2017; January started the new year off with a 16.4% online giving increase for faith-based organizations.
Whether you’ve been planning the church’s Easter celebration for months or you’re just now starting, you’ve still got time to check those boxes off your list. And we’re here to make it a little easier! Everything on the last-minute checklist to prepare for Easter can be done 1-2 weeks before the big day.
Easter has a way of leading people back to the church and renewing spirituality. And with larger crowds coming out to celebrate, churches have a lot on their to-do list! But, as you make plans this Easter don’t forget to incorporate convenient online giving tools that help ignite generosity.
Giving to the church for the first time is an emotional experience before it’s a financial one. While finances do play a role in the decision, people give with their hearts. But, only 19% of those that give once are likely to donate a second time. There are a lot of reasons for this, and a primary one has to do with how you engage with first-time givers.