New!  Four pledge campaign upgrades you'll love including self-registration.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 11/30/21 10:00 AM

You've cast the vision for a new year, a new building, or a new missions opportunity.  You've asked people to pray to determine the part God would have them play in investing in this vision over the next months or years.  Now, it's time to let them respond.

The cardstock pledge cards have been handed out.  With them you gave out some really cool, branded pens as swag. The cards are collected and expectantly prayed over.  

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Tags: Giving, New Release

The 3 best reports your team gets from our online giving platform.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/19/21 1:30 PM

As a church leader, you know the impact that online giving has had on the financial stability of your church through the Covid Pandemic.  It has been a life-saver.

You've also seen the improvements we and most online giving providers have made in the past few years in terms of user experience and things like giving donors the option to cover fees.  These have made it easier for them to give and help with costs.

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Tags: Giving

Why and how to make lapsed donors reports for pastoral care.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/12/21 2:30 PM

A lapsed donor is someone who used to give consistently to your church but has stopped.  Since giving data is generally the most accurate data in your database, it's relatively easy to measure.

But before I dig into the details of "how", we probably need to answer the question, "why track lapsed donors?".  At it's heart, this is a pastoral care issue.

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Tags: Giving, Reports

Reasons people stop giving and how to effectively care for them.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/6/21 2:45 PM

Matthew 6:21 says, "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."  So, one sign of how much an individual or family treasures your church is their giving.  

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Tags: Giving, Workflow Magic, Reports

New! Option for online givers to cover fees.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/9/21 9:00 AM

Yes!  Another great reason to consider Churchteams online giving.  Yesterday we released a new option to allow your givers the choice to cover the transaction fees for their online contribution. To be honest when I first heard of the idea of "No fees online giving," I was skeptical.

First of all, there is no such thing as "no fees" online transactions.  Banks and credit card issuing companies all charge for their services.  So, while "no fees" is technically true from the church administrative perspective, it feels misleading in that the fees are just passed on to the giver.  It seemed to me that "no fees" was marketing hype to get people's attention.

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Tags: Giving

How to create and automate giving reports.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 2/22/21 5:22 PM

Because it was the week before Christmas and because of the craziness of Covid, you might have missed the biggest release of 2020.  I introduced it as our Digital Assistant - Scheduled Reports.  That was just over two months ago.  There wasn't a lot of fanfare, we just offered it quietly as a gift. 

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Tags: Giving, Reports

Online giving sticker shock!

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 1/27/21 2:00 PM

As you closed out your books for the year, did you notice your online giving line item?  Did it give you sticker shock?  

Maybe your administrative oversight team even commented on it as they reviewed last year's financials.

We recently ran a report across a broad cross section of our churches with contributions in 2020. In it we discovered that Churchteams clients brought in 102%of the income in 2020 that they had in 2019.  

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Tags: Giving

How To Manage Requests For Personnel, Funds, Resources ...

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/14/20 10:45 AM
An important feature in facility management software like eSpace from last week is the ability to require approval for use of a room or resource.  Many churches need a similar process for approving personnel and purchases.  A client asked me last week if we had a way to provide this process in Churchteams so that their staff could keep everything in one software.
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Tags: Giving, Best Practices

Churchteams As Missions Software

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 6/9/20 10:45 AM

Many ministry events and mission trips have been cancelled this summer due to Covid 19 and social distancing.  But as churches begin to re-open for worship, they are doing so with a renewed passion for their calling to make disciples of all nations.  

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Tags: Giving, Church Management Software

Check Scanning & Image Archive (New)

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 2/25/20 9:45 AM

We recently released an upgrade to our contributions system that includes the ability to archive the image of a check that is scanned into Churchteams.  We now offer this service to our clients for an additional $15 / month for up to 7 years of check storage.  The video below shows you how this service works.  But, let's start with some context.

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Tags: Giving, New Release

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