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

Giving Statements Spice Up Giving Goals

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 1/7/20 2:30 PM

For Church Geeks like us, January means it's time to send out giving statements.  You could send out the familiar "thank you and here's what happened last year" cover letter that you  print, stuff in an envelope, seal, stamp and mail.  But, it's 2020 and there are some creative things you can do to spice it up this year.  Here are some thoughts on how to salt your giving statement content and  pepper your process.

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Tags: Giving, Best Practices

Upgrade!  User / Leader Login for Giving and Activity

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 12/3/19 10:15 AM

Most non-staff attenders and leaders use Churchteams by completing a form, responding to a push notification (email or text) or by using Text-to-ChurchTM.  However, we've had a lot of requests for non-staff level access through a more traditional (email address with a password) login.  We released an upgrade yesterday to address this need.

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Tags: Giving, New Release

How text to give is helping churches

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/30/19 1:30 PM

We released text to give in early 2017. To get an idea about what difference text to give is making in churches 2 years later, I researched giving over the past six months in five churches that have been intentional in using online and text giving as part of their stewardship development strategy. 

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Tags: Giving

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