The holidays are a busy time for you, and your congregation. With so much going on, you may be wondering how you’ll stand out from the news and keep your community up-to-date. For a majority of organizations, email is the most effective tool for reaching donors, supporters, and volunteers during the busy holiday months. Constant… Continue Reading »
If you’ve been sending emails to your congregation for a while, you may have noticed that the way people read and interact with your messages has changed a lot in recent years. Today, more than half of all emails are opened on a mobile device. This means that when you’re sending out a special announcement… Continue Reading »
Contribution Statement Heaven by Rhonda Howell Contributions statements are formal statements you can mail to each contributor. Using the various report options, you can customize and print these statements to help contributors keep up with their pledge commitments and giving history. From the Flex Statement which offers the most customization, to the Plain Paper or… Continue Reading »
An e-mail newsletter is an efficient and environmentally friendly way to keep your congregants aware of your church’s activities without having to regularly visit a website or social media outlet. Even though it’s a great tool, your church’s newsletter probably involves a love/hate relationship. It keeps your congregants informed, so they love it, but you spend so much time preparing it that you hate it.
I get the majority of my communication through email. Sure, I check different websites for news, events, and promotions, but it seems the majority of the initial information comes from an email. Whether it is a digest of community events, the church schedule, or a sale at a local retailer, there seems to be a… Continue Reading »
Think of what can be done and needs to be done in the software for this time of year. Make your list and check it twice! Look through the Constant Contact holiday designs for any festive templates for special communications. Make sure your published calendars are up to date. Set up any special events that need to allow for sign ups. Create any special holiday funds for Online Giving.