In this strange fundraising climate, here’s a trend we can all appreciate: Now in its seventh year, #GivingTuesday donations continue to grow by double digits. Last year Blackbaud processed nearly $61 million in gifts to support more than 7,200 missions – an incredible 28 percent jump from 2016. Inspiring? Definitely! Encouraging? Absolutely. But lucky? Not … Read more It’s Time to Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!
This is part of our series on Social Media for Churches. If you haven’t already, go back and check out the previous posts on best practices for Facebook and Twitter. Can Instagram’s visual-heavy platform really be useful for a place of worship? Absolutely! The 18-29 age bracket uses this platform at an incredibly high rate (59%), and even … Read more Social Media for Churches: Best Practices for Instagram
Too often press coverage can feel like an afterthought for churches. But we’ve got some tips to help you better connect with the press. Our membership site, Courageous Storytellers, is offering a ton of super-practical help on public relations. These 10 general tips are just a start, but if you really want to go deeper … Read more Top 10 Public Relations Tips for Churches
First things first: There is no such thing as a perfect donation form. Let’s get that established right up front. The title of this article was crafted to be a bit cheeky. But in our experience—i.e., Mighty Citizen has designed dozens of donation forms—certain donation form designs work better than others. Here’s what we know: … Read more 5 Tips for the Perfect Online Donation Form