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Launch Two-Step Verification Toolkit

Provide an extra layer of security for your Realm account, even if someone were to get a hold of your password. This toolkit provides resources to help your ministry implement two-step verification in Realm.

This toolkit includes:

  • Ministry guide with educational material and tips for implementing two-step verification
  • Promotional infographics and email templates to help educate your congregation
  • Support resources, including links to Realm help documentation, videos, FAQs, and contact information for additional support

Microsoft states that around 99.9% of identity and data theft can be avoided through MFA [two-step verification].

Two-Step Verification Guide

Education material and tips for implementing two-step verification

Two-Step Verification FAQs

What is two-step verification?

Two-step verification is an enhanced security feature for your Realm account that helps prevent anyone with unauthorized access from getting into your account. A user is only given access to a system after providing two pieces of information uniquely identifying that person, such as entering your password and a one-time code that is sent to your phone.

Additional Resources

Infographics

We’ve taken the work of finding creative ways to introduce and educate your church on two-step verification. Click on the images below to download the infographics. You may share these in an email, post them to the Newsfeed or in groups, add them to your website, or print materials.

Email Templates

Sometimes, finding the right words to communicate a change or introduce a new feature to your staff or congregants can be challenging. That’s why we’ve crafted email templates to assist you in preparing to introduce two-step verification to your church.

Social Media Posts or Realm Newsfeed Posts

Resources & Support

Data security takes all of us.

The best way to protect your data is by implementing the right measures to further secure your data from unauthorized access. As your partner in ministry, it’s important that we keep you informed of industry best practices and provide you with tools to safeguard your ministry operations against the latest scams and cyber threats.

We know there can be challenges when implementing new technology or features, so we are here to help walk you through the steps to increase your Realm data’s security with two-step verification. We hope you found this guide helpful. As always, we are here to support your ministry when you need it.

Giving Campaigns

Resources to Get You Started

As you’re diving into the new year with planning, goal-setting, and preparations for a busy year to come, take a look at your giving goals and how you plan to meet them. Increasing your tithes and offerings means increasing your budget and increasing outreach and ministry opportunities.

We’ve heard from other churches who have seen success from planning annual giving campaigns, and want to share some tips and tricks to help you along the way.

This toolkit includes:

A ministry guide with tips on planning your annual giving campaign

Email and text blast templates

Customizable Pew Cards and Handouts

“How-to” handouts to share with your contributors

And more!

Download your free toolkit today!

Giving Campaigns

Resources to Get You Started

The resources below should guide you in planning your annual giving campaign. As you’ll see in our ministry guide, timing and communication are key. Use our templates as starting points for your communications, and customize the handouts, pew cards, and slides to fit your church’s campaign focus. We’ve also included a timeline to help you track where you are in your planning, and an example of a church’s video recorded for their giving campaign to help you brainstorm what’s best for yours. And don’t forget to share the “how-to” handouts with your congregation so they can learn how to give with your giving solution. Now get to planning your giving campaign!

Ministry Guide

We’ve seen other ministries increase their contributions, pledges, and recurring gifts by planning annual giving campaigns, so we’ve put together five tips and tricks to help you along the way to creating your own giving campaign.

Timeline

What makes planning easier than a timeline? Use this timeline as a guide when planning your annual giving campaign. And remember, this is simply a guide! Add or edit to make your campaign fit your ministry.

Video Example

Videos don’t have to be a huge production! You know as well as we do…there’s no one your members listen to more than your pastor. Below is Impact Church’s pre-recorded video they used during their giving campaign to increase recurring gifts. Use this to start brainstorming and planning your video with your pastor adding his personal touch to reach your contributors in a special way. We suggest having one longer and one shorter video to use in different ways throughout your giving campaign.

*Video owned by Impact Church, Jacksonville, FL.

Email & Text Templates

Email and text communications are important touchpoints of any campaign. They allow you to reach those who may not be walking through your doors and give you an additional reach to those who may have heard your message but haven’t acted on it yet. These templates should provide a place to begin as you plan those communications.

Handouts

Providing a tangible item to your members and guests as they walk through the doors of your worship service puts your giving campaign front and center. Edit and print these handouts for your ushers or welcome team to pass out during your giving campaign.

Slides

Landing Page Description: Utilizing slides during pre-worship or in your church lobby is a great way to continue sharing your message. We know the more people see something, the more it resonates in their minds and hearts. Edit the slides below to match your handouts with the title of your giving campaign, QR code, and church giving URL, and show them throughout your giving campaign.

Pew Cards

Pew cards are one way you can not only include those who give online or via text during the time for tithes and offerings, but you can use those who hold them up to influence others and raise curiosity about online giving. Edit these pew cards to add your church’s giving URL and text giving keyword, then print and drop them in the back of the chairs or pews in your worship space. Be sure your pastor asks all those who give online to hold their cards up during time for tithes and offerings to include them in the in-person act of giving.

How-To Handouts

Don’t assume your contributors know how to make an online gift or even give through text. Print these handouts to have on hand at your lobby booth during your giving campaign to walk them through how to give and set up recurring gifts. These are also great for those who are rushing to grab their children from daycare or out the door to lunch to pick up quickly on their way by the booth.

Build an Impactful Giving Plan

Even during hard financial times

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The financial health of the Church is not always steady and predictable. Currently, we are seeing a decline in the number of one-time gifts being given to the church. And those one-time gifts are decreasing in amount due to outside factors affecting the lives of contributors. But what about the financial needs of the Church?

You may have a financial plan in place, but does that plan include ways to prevent large dips in tithes and offerings when unexpected pandemics and recessions occur?

As your ministry partner, we walk alongside you in both the good and unsure times. We are listening to struggles pastors, financial directors, and other ministry leaders just like you are having today, and we are watching trends closely to understand the needs of the Church. We’ve prepared a toolkit specifically to guide you through building an impactful giving plan that will withstand the harder financial times.

This toolkit includes:

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A ministry guide to walk you through building your giving plan

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Templates to communicate the every-day financial needs of your church

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Customizable infographics showing what it takes your church to continue fulfilling its mission

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Video scripts and samples to help you show the impact your church makes in your local community and beyond

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And so much more!

Download your free toolkit today!

While we can’t evaluate every expense of every church, we can help you build an impactful giving plan that will increase your giving by getting your entire congregation behind the mission of your church. We’ve prepared this toolkit specifically to guide you through building an impactful giving plan that will withstand the harder financial times.

Ministry Guide

Download this guide to learn how you can use each resource in this toolkit to build your giving plan.

Increase Giving, Increase Impact Toolkit
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Pulpit Announcements

As church staff, it can be frustrating at times when you say something and it seems to go ignored until the pastor says the exact same thing and everyone responds. Use that to your advantage! Your pastor is the leader of the church and your congregation listens to what he has to say. Provide him with compelling announcements to make from the pulpit asking for donations to support your mission.

Video Stories

If you follow social media, you know videos are on the rise while text posts receive less attention. Use that same approach by finding those in your church or community that have been touched by the mission you’re asking your contributors to support and ask them to share the impact that mission has had in their lives. And don’t worry, you don’t have to have a huge production. A smartphone with a camera, natural lighting outdoors or by a large window, a simple background, and a compelling story are all you need.

Take a look at how Elizabeth Baptist Church communicated the impact financial gifts made on their ministries and missions through video.

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Email Strategy

Build an email strategy to reach specific donor groups with targeted messaging. Use your church management solution to identify groups of donors, such as your top donors, donors in a specific age group, or those donors who haven’t given in the past 3 months. Craft emails that reach each group and share the impact their gifts can make to your mission. Be sure to link directly to a giving form where your mission is already chosen as the fund to make giving even easier. Having your pastor’s signature on the email will make it even more effective in gaining attention from your donors.

Social Media Strategy

Social media is one of the most effective ways of getting a message out to followers and the public quickly. Videos and images are the best way to stand out in social news feeds. Share graphics and impact videos on social media with links to where contributors can give to support your mission. Here’s some free graphics you can share with your followers.

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Giving Initiatives Checklist

Use this checklist to ensure your contributors have the tools they need and you’re prepared to receive gifts when promoting initiatives.

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Launch Access ACS
Giving Toolkit

Launching a new giving solution is more than simply setting up your back-end processes. You want to communicate with your church the new ways to give, and we want to help. This toolkit is packed full of resources to help you launch Access ACS Giving to your church.

This toolkit includes:

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Social media and web graphics
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Buttons and icons for your website
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Handouts promoting your new ways to give
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Slides to use before or during worship to promote giving
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And so much more!

Fill out this form to download your FREE Launch Access ACS Giving toolkit today!

You’ve chosen Access ACS as your online giving solution, and we’re here to help you have a successful launch! This toolkit provides you with videos, handouts, slides, offering cards, and so much more to communicate the new ways your church can give.

Pre-Launch

Slides

These slides should be worked into your usual pre-worship announcement slides to start building up interest in the new ways to give to your church.

Printables

Print these materials to start educating your congregation on why eGiving is important to your church.

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Access ACS Online, Text, and Mobile App Giving

Posters

Print and place these posters around your church so members and guests can see their giving options.

Slides

These pre-worship slides serve as a reminder for your members and guests that they can give online, through text, or via the Church Life mobile app if they don’t have cash or check on hand.

Small Handouts

These small printables can be printed and handed out individually or inserted in your weekly bulletins to inform your members and guests of the many ways they can contribute financially.

Medium Handouts

Print these handouts to insert into your weekly bulletins or handout to members to instruct them on how to give to your church.

Brochures

These brochures go a bit deeper into the how and why behind eGiving for those who may be new to the online concept of giving.

Offering Cards

Place these cards in your pews so those who are giving online, via text, or through the Church Life mobile app can still have something physical to drop in the offering plate.

Video

Show this video during pre-worship announcements or on your website to give your members and guests more information on how to give.

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Other Resources

Graphics

Additional social and website graphics to help you promote giving to your members and guests.

Website Buttons

Buttons to help you build out the giving page on your website.

Website Icons

Icons to use on your website to show the many ways to give with Access ACS.

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giving tuesday

Toolkit

Giving Tuesday is held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and is a day set aside for generosity. As churches are nonprofits, many take part in this day by highlighting their missions in hopes of additional gifts made to their ministry. We’ve created some graphics and slides to help you promote Giving Tuesday to your congregation and followers online.

This toolkit includes:

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Graphics for social media
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Slides for your worship announcements

Fill out this form for your FREE Giving Tuesday Toolkit!

Giving Tuesday is all about supporting a mission you feel passionate about, and churches are encouraged to participate. Many see your ministry and what you are doing in your local community and abroad and would love to show their support. Encourage others to prayerfully consider giving to your church and remind them if the many ways they can give to your ministry.

Graphics

Use these free graphics on social media alongside stories of impact from your ministry to share the good your church is doing and how donations to your church support your ministry efforts.

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Slides

These slides are best used in your worship announcements slides to remind your congregation (and online viewers for those live streaming) about Giving Tuesday. Take time during your worship announcements to share a ministry story and remind your congregation and viewers how to give online and in person.

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Christmas Giving Toolkit

Christmas is a wonderful time to remind your contributors of the good your ministry has done throughout the year and plans to do in the following year, and how important their financial gifts are to those ministry efforts. Encourage meaningful giving this Christmas season with graphics, slides, and handouts.

This toolkit includes:

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Christmas graphics to encourage giving
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Handouts to show the many ways to give
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Worship slides to bring attention to meaningful giving

Fill out this form for your FREE Christmas Giving Toolkit!

Christmas is the time of year we remember the greatest gift ever given to us: Jesus Christ. As your church strives to honor Him each and every year, take this Christmas to tell how your ministry has shared the news of the great gift of Jesus Christ with others and ask your members and attendees (both in person and online) to prayerfully consider supporting your ministry with financial gifts so you can continue to do so in the coming year.

Graphics

Download these graphics to promote giving on social media or your website this Christmas season.

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Slides

These worship slides serve as a reminder of giving this Christmas season. Each design includes a graphic slide as well as a matching empty slide where you can include details such as the ways your contributors can give or any special funds you’re promoting this Christmas.

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Handouts

Print these handouts to insert into your weekly bulletins or handout to members to instruct them on how to give to your church this Christmas.

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Spring Giving Toolit

Spring into giving with colorful graphics and slides, as well as announcement templates and handouts to encourage faithful giving during the spring season.

This toolkit includes:

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Colorful spring graphics
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Handouts sharing the multiple ways to give
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Worship slides
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Easter announcement templates
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And more!

Fill out this form for your FREE Spring Giving Toolkit:

Spring into giving this Easter season with colorful resource promoting the multiple ways your members and visitors can contribute.

Graphics

Download these colorful graphics to promote giving on social media or your website.

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Slides

These pre-worship slides serve as a reminder for your members and guests of how they can give if they don’t have cash or check on hand.

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Handouts

Print these handouts to insert into your weekly bulletins or handout to members to instruct them on how to give to your church.

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Offering Cards

Place these spring-themed cards in your pews so those who are giving online, via text, or through the mobile app can still have something physical to drop in the offering plate.

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Announcement Templates

Use these templates to tell your church more about the benefits and ways they can give this Easter.

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Disaster Relief Donations Toolkit

Disaster strikes in an instant. Churches answer the call to reach out to those affected by disasters to offer assistance in a time of great need. This toolkit provides resources to help you communicate the ways your church can accept offerings to aid those affected by recent disasters.

This toolkit includes:

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Graphics to bring attention to current needs

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Handouts prmoting text giving for special donations

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Slides showing how to give to disaster relief funds

Fill out this form for your FREE Disaster Relief Donations Toolkit:

Disasters such as hurricanes and floods affect so many each year, and your church answers the call to provide assistance to those in need during those times. We want to make it easier for you, so we’ve created resources you can use to educate your congregation on the ways they can financially support your church’s disaster relief efforts.

Download Handouts

Many read your church bulletin each week. Customize these handouts for your special disaster relief funds and include them in your bulletin or pass them out to those entering your church doors.

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Download Graphics

We’ve also created graphics you can use on your website and social media to promote special disaster relief offerings used to provide assistance to those in need during recent disasters.

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Download Slides

Customize these slides and show them during your pre-worship announcements or during your offertory so your members and guests know how to give to disaster relief funds.

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Launch Abundant Giving

Toolkit

Launching a new giving solution is more than simply setting up your back-end processes. You want to communicate with your church the new ways to give, and we want to help. This toolkit is packed full of resources to help you launch Abundant eGiving to your church.

This toolkit includes:

Fill out this form to download your FREE Launch Abundant Giving toolkit today!

We’re excited you’ve chosen Abundant as your online giving solution, and we’re here to help you have a successful launch! This toolkit provides you with handouts, slides, offering cards, and so much more to communicate the new ways your church can give.

Pre-Launch

Graphics

Use these graphics on social media and/or your website to promote the coming of new ways to give.

Slides

These slides should be worked into your usual pre-worship announcement slides to start building up interest in the new ways to give to your church.

Printables

Print these materials to start educating your congregation on why eGiving is important to your church.

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Abundant Online and Text Giving

Posters

Print and place these posters around your church so members and guests can see their giving options.

Slides

These pre-worship slides serve as a reminder for your members and guests that they can give online and through text if they don’t have cash or check on hand.

Small Handouts

These small printables can be printed and handed out individually or inserted in your weekly bulletins to inform your members and guests of the many ways they can contribute financially.

Medium Handouts

Print these handouts to insert into your weekly bulletins or handout to members to instruct them on how to give to your church.

Offering Cards

Place these cards in your pews so those who are giving online or via text can still have something physical to drop in the offering plate.

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Abundant Online, Text, and Mobile App Giving

Posters

Print and place these posters around your church so members and guests can see their giving options.

Slides

These pre-worship slides serve as a reminder for your members and guests that they can give online, through text, or via your church’s mobile app if they don’t have cash or check on hand.

Small Handouts

These small printables can be printed and handed out individually or inserted in your weekly bulletins to inform your members and guests of the many ways they can contribute financially.

Medium Handouts

Print these handouts to insert into your weekly bulletins or handout to members to instruct them on how to give to your church.

Offering Cards

Place these cards in your pews so those who are giving online, via text, or through your church’s mobile app can still have something physical to drop in the offering plate.

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Other Resources

Graphics

Additional social and website graphics to help you promote giving to your members and guests.

Website Buttons

Buttons to help you build out the giving page on your website.

Website Icons

Icons to use on your website to show the many ways to give with Abundant.

Announcement Templates

Use these templates to tell your church more about the benefits and ways they can give using Abundant.

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Launch Realm® eGiving

Toolkit

Launching a new giving solution is more than simply setting up your back-end processes. You want to communicate with your church the new ways to give, and we want to help. This toolkit is packed full of resources to help you launch Realm eGiving to your church.

This toolkit includes:

Fill out this form to download your FREE Launch Realm Giving toolkit today!

We’re excited you’ve chosen Realm as your online giving solution, and we’re here to help you have a successful launch! This toolkit provides you with videos, handouts, slides, offering cards, and so much more to communicate the new ways your church can give.

Step-by-Step Guide

Download this guide to walk through planning your launch. Start with the pre-launch checklist, then build your communication strategy and plans for your recurring givers to migrate to Realm eGiving from your previous giving solution. And, of course, follow through with a few post-launch actions to keep giving top of mind in your ministry.

Worship Slides

These slides remind your members and guests how they can give with Realm eGiving if they don’t have cash or checks. Consider using them as part of your pre-worship slideshow, pulpit announcements, and during your offertory time. You can use the PowerPoint version to edit in that software or the JPEG version to add as a background to your slide deck. Customize it by placing your logo, website, and text giving information on top of the JPEG background.

Social Media Graphics

Post these graphics across your social media channels to share how those who follow you online can financially support your ministry. You can use the [Design File] to edit in the software or use the JPEG version to add as a background in your preferred image creator and customize by placing your logo, website, and text giving information on top of the JPEG background. You can also use the JPEG files without customization and include giving information in your social media post text.

Announcement & Email Templates

Use these templates to help draft announcements for your bulletin or newsletter and emails you plan to send announcing your new giving options.

Posters

Customize these posters with your logo and giving information (giving URL, text giving keyword, etc.), then print them to place in the busiest areas of your campus to get the word out about your new giving solution.

Rack Cards/Bulletin Inserts

Customize these rack cards and print them to display at your Welcome Center or in the back of your worship pews or chairs to let your members and new visitors know how they can give to your ministry. You can also print these and include them in your weekly bulletin as an insert to draw attention each week.

Giving Web Icons

Use these icons and buttons to add graphic elements to your giving webpage. Also, check out our giving webpage examples below, built with Refresh Websites.