ECCU Blog

by John Campbell


Here’s a thought. All kinds of people are thinking about giving at Christmas and year-end, especially generous, kingdom-minded people. Of course the competition for givers’ attention is stiff during December. Retailers, movie studios, and sports leagues save their best stuff for the Christmas season. So why not pull in your most creative team and brainstorm some ideas that might inspire your people to give? [read more]

by Mark Jones

Do online givers look or behave differently than those who chose to give by check or with cash? Recently, our partners MinistryLinq and ECFA published some research on this topic. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

It seems a lot of ministry leaders resonate with this question, because hundreds of them signed up for our recent webinar series called Funding Your Vision. Before the series began, I blogged an interview with each of the experts who presented. Now the recordings from these three webinars are available online: [read more]

by Jac La Tour

Any conversation about funding your ministry’s vision will naturally focus on the best ways to meet the ministry’s financial needs. But according to Greg Ring, co-founder of Fulcrum Philanthropy Systems, one funding option—planned giving—is also a way to serve your donors.

To better understand how, I asked Greg a few questions. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

It’s a commonly quoted adage that some things are better caught than taught. But when it comes to generosity, is it true? The 2013 State of the Plate research provides some answers. I asked Pastor Brian Kluth, founder of Maximum Generosity and publisher of the research, what it reveals.  [read more]