Best Practice: The Problem of Allocating Online Giving Deposits

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/17/18 9:36 AM

(Please forward to your financial admin).

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Tags: Registration, Giving

Check Data Entry - Research, Rethinking, Release

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/17/18 9:42 AM

Many churches that receive hundreds of checks every week use check readers and scanners to help with data entry. We recently did some research on these systems and built then released what we believe is a much more streamlined approach. Here is what we learned and our application.

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Tags: Giving, New Release

Why our church database doesn't have accounting

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/2/17 3:30 PM

When Mark and I started, the motivation was to build software to help churches make disciples and build teams.  For us, people are intrinsically the focus of this.  Resources like space and money, though important, have not been the problems that we've built software to solve.  There are other software products focused on just these issues.  I was explaining to our marketing partner a couple of months ago that our focus is on everything related to "People Data."  In my webinars I often talk about the 5 Software sets that from my perspective every church needs, and Churchteams is just one of them.   The one place where all your people data can live.  Here they are:

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Tags: Giving, Church Management Software

Summer Sign-Ups:  Upgrade & Briefing

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 5/2/17 5:03 AM
Late last week we released some of the most requested upgrades from users last year for taking and managing registration payments.    A lot of our clients do not use event registration.  So, to help, let me ask, "w hich of these categories best describe you?"    
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Tags: Church Management Software, New Release, Giving

Pastor's Message on Text-to-Give

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/25/17 6:01 AM

If I were a pastor writing to my congregation about texting to give.  Here's the blog post, email and/or newsletter article I would write.  Maybe it will give you some ideas or use it as it is, just change the phone number.

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Tags: Giving, Text-To-Church

Giving online and by text.  Upgrades.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/18/17 8:00 AM
 
Generally, we release just a couple of really major upgrades a year.  This is one you don't want to miss.  If you're not the staff person in charge of finances, please forward this to them.  They will love you for it.
  
Why should you consider adding or changing to Churchteams online giving and text to give?
  1. Stewardship grows.  Convenience and consistency increase giving.
  2. Seamlessly integrated.  Contributions automatically post to donor's giving record.
  3. Save money.  On monthly access and per transaction fees.
  4. State of the art simple.
  5. Service you know and trust.
 
What do these upgrades look like?  
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Tags: Giving, New Release, Text-To-Church

Why Text To Give Makes Sense

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/7/17 7:01 AM

A few years ago, we heard about and met a company that had introduced giving by text overseas and were bringing it to the United States.  At first, I was skeptical.  We've been doing this long enough to know that not every new thing is an improvement.  Adoption is more important in the long run than innovation.   We decided to watch, listen and learn.  We became convinced in late 2015 and began building our own, integrated, version of text-to-give in mid and late 2016.  Last week we rolled it out.  Here is how we became convinced.

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Tags: New Release, Giving, Text-To-Church

Four scenarios that make online giving essential that last week of the year

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 12/20/16 8:29 AM

The past several weeks our pastors have emphasized end of year giving.  20% of the annual giving for our church every year comes in December.  As I reflect on end of year giving, here are four different scenarios that might be helpful to consider in planning your end of year giving campaign.  I think you'll realize, like I did, that online giving is not just important, but essential.   

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Tags: Giving

4 Parts of Assimilation

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/18/16 7:33 AM

Tomorrow I'm heading to the Church Leader Insights training on Assimilation.  I thought it might be interesting to write something ahead of time about my thoughts about the topic and then follow it up with thoughts on what I learned about assimilation from this excellent training by Nelson Searcy.

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Tags: Church Management Software, Membership, Giving, Workflow / Assimilation

Is Online Tithing Biblical?

Posted by Alan Danielson on 7/12/16 7:05 AM

Is it Biblical to make donations to your church via the Internet?  Yes! 

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Tags: Giving

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