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Are You Making These 6 Data Security Mistakes at Your Church?

Jan Jasmin June 7, 2017

This week, we welcome back Jan Jasmin from our partner, Vanco Payment Solutions, to the ACS Technologies blog. As the electronic giving provider to over 20,000 faith-based organizations, we occasionally spot security practices that may unintentionally put member information at risk. Our customers are a smart, savvy and devoted group who work hard to support… Continue Reading »

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Your Toolkit for Planning Strategically

Jan Jasmin January 20, 2017

With the New Year, your church has the opportunity to focus on new beginnings and set new resolutions and goals for the future of your ministry. Whether you want to grow church membership, increase stewardship or have another project in mind, your success depends on developing your project plan with strategy and focus. Here are… Continue Reading »

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Energize Community Stewardship with Favorite Activities

Jan Jasmin December 1, 2016

Knowing where your congregation’s interests lie is an important part of the generosity equation. When you’re asking them to volunteer their time, contribute money or take part in community outreach programs, you’ll get a greater and more committed response when you ask them to do something they enjoy. Learning the activities and hobbies that are… Continue Reading »

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Activities that will Energize your Congregation

Jan Jasmin August 18, 2016

You may wonder how questions about what churchgoers do when they aren’t at church fit into a survey about attitudes and preferences for giving. But we included a few in Vanco’s survey of 1,000 churchgoers, and their answers provided great insights that can help you build and promote successful outreach programs and increase overall giving…. Continue Reading »

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5 Tips to Engage and Welcome Visitors into your Church Community

Jan Jasmin August 1, 2016

The longer your members are actively involved in your ministry, the harder it becomes for them to remember when they were first-time visitors walking through your doors. Once you become connected through church activities and fellowship, it’s easy to forget how you felt when first visiting a church where you didn’t know anyone. Engaging visitors… Continue Reading »

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Make e-Giving Part of Your Summer Budget Plan

Jan Jasmin June 4, 2016

Some of your congregation may be temporarily drawn away from weekly services during the summer, sending your stress levels higher as you consider the effects of the season on your church’s budget. You know what we’re talking about. In July, check offerings are about 40 percent less than their April and December levels as some… Continue Reading »

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The Give and Take of Giving

Jan Jasmin March 24, 2016

Your members want to be generous.  But as more of their daily activities involve smartphones and the Internet, and fewer of them carry cash and checkbooks, sometimes churches make it hard for their members and visitors to give how, when and where they want. When we surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. churchgoers about their attitudes… Continue Reading »

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Guilt Won’t Stop the Summer Giving Slump

Jan Jasmin June 10, 2015

By this time in the summer, graduations have passed, vacations are starting and unless you have a widely adopted electronic donation program, giving to your church is likely in steep decline. There can be a temptation to send your members on a guilt trip along with their summer trip. But don’t do it. Here’s why…. Continue Reading »

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