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Samantha Decker

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What's on Every Church Communicator's Christmas List This Year

Posted by Samantha Decker

December 20, 2018 7:00 AM

Church communicators are very busy people. Not only do they wear many hats (graphic artist, social media guru, and marketing specialist just to name a few), church communicators offer a variety of skills that help their church fulfill its mission and...

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Topics: Ministry Insight, Best Practices

A Church Communicator's Guide to Wrapping Up The Year

Posted by Samantha Decker

December 13, 2018 7:00 AM

If you're wondering what happened to 2018, you're certainly not alone. It seems that every year, time speeds by more quickly than the previous one. You don't want to get caught off guard by going into the New Year being unprepared, unorganized, and...

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Topics: Best Practices, Ministry Insight

How to Get Your Church Excited About Online Giving

Posted by Samantha Decker

December 6, 2018 7:00 AM

 

Do you dread talking about money in your church? If so, you’re not alone! Sometimes it seems like talking about giving is a burden––it can feel like you’re guilting your church, or manipulating them. There’s just something hard about asking people...

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Topics: Strategy, Ministry Insight, Featured, Giving

6 Creative and Meaningful Ways to Thank Your Donors

Posted by Samantha Decker

November 15, 2018 7:00 AM

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones in a warm home filled with delicious food. It's also a time to reflect on all that you are thankful for. As a pastor or church leader, one thing you are likely most grateful for is your church donors....

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Topics: Best Practices

How to Master the End-of-Year Church Giving Push

Posted by Samantha Decker

November 8, 2018 7:00 AM

If you have ever wondered why end-of-the-year giving is such a big deal, consider the fact that over 28% of nonprofit organizations raise between 26 to 50% of their annual funds from their year-end ask. Not only that, but 30% of all charitable...

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Topics: Giving, Best Practices

8 Ways to Use Your Free Christmas Graphics and Advent Devotional

Posted by Samantha Decker

November 1, 2018 12:20 PM

Advent is one of those special times in the year when we get to stop and appreciate a unique kind of beauty and hopefulness around us. The leaves have changed colors, the sun rises earlier, and Thanksgiving and Christmas services bring out the best in...

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Topics: Design, Featured

How to Set Up Online Giving on Your Church Website

Posted by Samantha Decker

October 18, 2018 7:16 AM

 

"Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.”- Matthew 5:42

As members of a church, we understand how important it is to tithe. The gratitude we feel for all that God has blessed us with spills over into...

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Topics: Strategy, Best Practices, Featured, Giving

7 Tips for More Effective Presentations to Your Church Staff

Posted by Samantha Decker

October 11, 2018 7:04 AM

As a former church communicator myself, I know how hard it can be to get your ideas heard. There are people who like things the way they are and are not receptive to new ideas. There are people who don’t have time to listen to new ideas. And sometimes...

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Topics: Best Practices

Your Guide to Pastor Appreciation Day

Posted by Samantha Decker

October 9, 2018 8:33 AM

Pastor Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of October. While it may seem your pastor gets enough appreciation from their loyal fans or the satisfaction of a well-delivered sermon, your pastor could likely use some...

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Topics: Featured, Ministry Insight

7 Mistakes to Avoid with Online Giving

Posted by Samantha Decker

October 4, 2018 7:05 AM

Most churches have embraced online giving, and for a very good reason. According to Nonprofits Source, churches that provided online giving as an option to give increased overall donations by 32 percent.

However, in order to fully embrace online...

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Topics: Giving

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