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Nurturing a Culture of Generosity in Your Congregation

About This Webinar

In the 90's, for every $100 given, churches received $54. Today, churches receive only $32. Despite this downward trend, some churches are seeing significant increase in giving and finding new ways to support their communities. What are they doing differently?

According to a recent study by Indiana University's Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, Faith leaders who teach giving weekly, see a 90% increase in giving.

Join Melissa Spas (Managing Director at Indiana University's Institute of Faith & Giving ) & Anthony DeShazor (Senior VP of Customer Experience at Givelify) as we discuss research-backed strategies for nurturing a culture of generosity in your congregation this Easter and beyond.

  • How we can learn from the research on religiosity and individuals’ motivations to give
  • The often-overlooked impact in sharing scriptural guidance on money and generosity
  • The most recent research on the financial impact of regularly teaching on giving
  • Finding the difficult balance of how and when to regularly speak about money
  • Five immediate ways to begin nurturing a culture of generosity in your congregation
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Managing Director of Education and Engagement, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving
Melissa Spas is the Managing Director of Education and Engagement for the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. She joined the staff of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in 2016, having spent two years developing new initiatives and strategic partnerships for Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington. From 2007-2013, Melissa worked for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. A native of Chautauqua, New York, Melissa is a graduate of Allegheny College and Harvard Divinity School, and she is an active lay person in the United Methodist Church.
Webinar hosting presenter
Senior Vice President, Customer Success and Experience
Mr. DeShazor has over 26 years of experience in technology, including senior leadership positions in Pentaho and global enterprise companies like Hitachi Vantara and Rimini Street. At Givelify, he marries his technical expertise with his more than 15 years of experience as a minister and pastor to lead our efforts to help organizations reach their goals.
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Givelify webinar platform hosts Nurturing a Culture of Generosity in Your Congregation
Givelify is the most trusted online and mobile giving platform. Along with its powerful donation management system, it’s the fastest growing technology for advancing generosity. More than 1.3 million givers have donated over $4 billion to 60,000+ places of worship and nonprofits to date.
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