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The Biblical Way to Get Church Freeloaders to Give

A blog site for ARDA–the Association of Religion Data Archives–sounds about as exciting as a visit to http://www.watchingpaintpeel.com. (Oddly, by the way, that URL is still available.) But trust me: RSS the feed. ARDA’s David Briggs posts every two weeks, … Continue reading

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Don’t Settle for Getting People to Give; Instead, Help People Become Habitually More Giving

Best book I’ve read so far this year–Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics, a gem from 2004 by Church of England priest and Christian ethicist Samuel Wells. (As usual, the best books on giving, discipleship, and fundraising are never the … Continue reading

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Storytelling in Fundraising: When Your Donor Responds with These Five Simple Words, You’ve Succeeded

Books and articles on storytelling and narrative in fundraising are proliferating nearly as quickly as bad storytelling and narrative in fundraising (could there be a connection?). In an effort to bring some rule-of-thumb type clarity to an increasingly foggy subject, … Continue reading

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