I recently read a great eBook by Greg Nettle and Alex Absalom titled One Of. In this resource, Greg and Alex unpack the process of moving churches from an attractional model to one more missional in the approach to outreach and ministry. One overarching theme throughout the book that really struck a chord with me was,
If you follow this blog, you already know that I am pretty passionate about online giving. I have been involved in one way or another in the world of donor management and generosity for over 12 years now. I have seen a lot of amazing things happen through the power and simplicity of the online gift. I have also seen some pretty silly stuff too. I can still remember conversations I had with church and ministry leaders in the early 2000's who wondered out loud whether anyone would ever make a donation on that "w...w...w...dot...whatever!" The bottom line is that online giving is here to stay and growing exponentially in it's acceptance. If your church doesn't embrace it, you are quite simply leaving money on the table.
A few weeks ago, I found this great post from Branded for Good that identifies 13 signs that your nonprofit or church website is outdated.
If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I am passionate about churches stewarding their people as well as they steward their money. The premise I have shared repeatedly is "if you care for your people well, money will follow as a natural result." That's not revolutionary thinking ... it's just good stewardship!