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The big boom in online giving
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Online gifts to America's nonprofits are growing far faster than other types of donations, according to two new studies. Donations rose 14 percent in 2012 from 2011, to $2.1 billion, in a study of 115,000 nonprofits whose giving totals were provided by the online-fundraising processors Blackbaud, Network for Good and PayPal. Contributions to the nation's biggest charities also grew 14 percent, to $785 million, in a study of 149 large nonprofits.
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Why mobile websites waste time and money
By Mark MacDonald
The signs are everywhere. We need to stop ignoring the trend. Mobile is everywhere, and it's here to stay. We love the convenience of having information in our "back pocket." For churches, we're coming to the tipping point where more people will access your website on a mobile device than on a desktop device. Therefore, you need a mobile website. But you really don't need a mobile website. You need a responsive site.
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How do you spend your time?
By C. Fredrick Crum
In their quest to succeed, leaders often spend time thinking and working on creating or rethinking their mission, vision and goals for their organization. They visualize and work on developing their strategic plans, influencing the culture of the organization and moving their organizations forward.

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Feds release first guidelines for confronting a church shooter
Religion News Service
For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted with a homicidal gunman. Beyond seeking shelter and waiting for police to arrive, the new rules also advise adults in congregations to fight back — as a last resort — in a bid to stop the shooter.

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How to crush departmental silos
By Deborah Wipf
Have you ever been frustrated with another department at your church? Wondered why they just don't "get it"? Ever considered they might be feeling the same way about you? The phrase "departmental silos" refers to the lack of communication and understanding between departments.

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TeleWeb: Biggest hiring hazards
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The National Association of Church Business Administration invites you to a phone and/or Web-based seminar: Tax & Legal Update — Biggest Hiring Hazards with Frank Sommerville. Churches on average spend 53 percent of their operating budget on employees. Making the right hire every time is critical. This TeleWeb was originally set for June 6, but it has been rescheduled for July 25.
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Charitable donations grew in 2012, but slowly
Church Leaders
Even with households across the country feeling continued financial pressure, Americans donated an estimated $316.23 billion to charitable causes in 2012. Modest overall gains in total contributions mirrored the nation's recent economic trends, Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, announced.
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12 biggest challenges pastors and church staff face
The Christian Post
In a nonscientific Twitter survey, pastors and church staff were asked the following question: What is your biggest challenge in ministry? Here are the top 12 responses with representative quotes. What is fascinating, if not discouraging, about this survey is that virtually all of the challenges noted by these pastors and staff were internal challenges.
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Supreme Court's same-sex marriage rulings: 7 key points for church leaders
Church Law and Tax
The United States Supreme Court recently issued two rulings addressing same-sex marriages. In the first ruling, the Court struck down a provision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage for purposes of federal law as a union between a man and woman. In the second case, the Court dismissed on technical grounds an appeal of a 2010 federal district court ruling invalidating on constitutional grounds a referendum by the voters of California that amended the state constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and woman. Here are seven key points for church leaders to note about the Supreme Court's two rulings.
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Talking about church stewardship all year long
Church Central
What if churches engaged in a practice of year-round stewardship education and promotion? A little emphasis year-round, rather than a few weeks once a year can help people grow in faith as they relate to their resources — and help develop greater support for the ministry of the church in the world. Here are some advantages to year-round stewardship.
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Strategy is essential for effective church communications
OurChurch.com
Creating a communications strategy is a lot of work, especially in the absence of experience and training in that aspect of marketing communications. It's much more fun to skip directly to playing with tools. More fun, but not very effective. Strategy development is a key component of marketing communications and more straightforward than you might suspect it to be. This post explains why you should create a strategic plan for your church's communication efforts and how to craft one.
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Doctrinal disputes disappear in disaster
Associated Baptist Press
The capital "C" Church is on display in West, Texas, as Churches of Christ, Methodists, Mennonites and Baptists join together to help the Central Texas city recover from the April fertilizer plant explosion. Doctrinal controversies such as grace-vs.-works or whether the Bible is inerrant take a back seat to mowing and edging lawns, bulldozing wrecked homes and removing debris.
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8 steps to making interior signs work for your church
Center for Church Communication
Interior signage feels like the kind of project with the least possible return on the highest possible investment. It is costly, takes time and once installed you forget it’s there. Yet interior signs are such an important link in the chain to help people get to where they need to go with ease in your church.
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How do you spend your time?
By C. Fredrick Crum
In their quest to succeed, leaders often spend time thinking and working on creating or rethinking their mission, vision and goals for their organization. They visualize and work on developing their strategic plans, influencing the culture of the organization and moving their organizations forward. At least that is what executive leaders say they spend their time doing.
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