ServiceU would like to congratulate Vineyard Christian Fellowship for winning the “Best Green Initiative” as part of the fourth annual Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) Solomon Awards. This award recognizes the church’s environmental stewardship efforts.
Five simple tips to increase year-end gifts
At ServiceU, we understand how critical year-end giving is to your budget. That's why we compiled this list of five simple tips to assist your church in increasing online donations.
1. Make it easy to give
Put your giving button or link on your home page so that people can find it easily. If donors have to hunt to find the giving page on your website, the chances of them giving decreases.
2. Offer multiple payment options
People love to have options.
The following article is a condensed version of a story that will appear in the December issue of Church & Worship Technology Magazine.
Year-end giving is critical for the budgets of churches and non-profits. For decades, year-end giving has helped churches and non-profits make up the annual deficit if they were in the red.
I can hardly believe that 2009 is winding down. Even though the whirlwind of the holiday season is upon us, it’s important for churches, schools and non-profit organizations to start thinking about year-end giving campaigns. At ServiceU, we understand how critical year-end giving is to your budget.
Keep up with the latest ServiceU news, updates and more by connecting with us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
We’re very excited about joining social media and getting to know you even better through these conversations. We also hope that you will connect with other churches, schools and nonprofits so that we can share ideas, best practices and ways to simplify our service to others. And if you like what you experience with us, we hope that you will suggest that your friends connect with us as well.
Now, you can share your church’s activities and involvements across social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others.
We’ve added social networking buttons to EventU event listings, TicketU ticketing pages and TransactU donation pages. As an administrative user, you can choose from more than 100 social networking site icons to display on your event pages.
As website visitors view an event listing or donation page on your website, they can simply click the social networking icons to share the link with their favorite social networking site or service.
Myth: “New media" is only for the young
There’s a common myth out there that “new media,” such as use of the Internet, mobile devices, blogs and social networking sites, is only for the young. When my grandfather “friended” me on Facebook, I started to question the validity of this myth.
Fact: After doing some research, (on the Internet I might add…) I recently stumbled upon these interesting facts* about Internet usage:
• Among active Internet users, those over 50 years old actually logged the most
time on the Internet
• Average time spent onli
Many churches celebrate the Christmas season with musical productions or theatrical performances to help bring the Word of God to those who may not be familiar with it.
If you haven’t visited the ServiceU website recently, stop by and check it out! You’ll be in for a big surprise! We’ve recently redesigned the site from top to bottom. While our newly designed website is geared to help educate prospective clients about our products, there’s a lot of new information on the site that you, our valued clients and friends, will find interesting and beneficial.
Here’s a look at some of the new additions:
• Expanded product information: We've added much more detailed information about all of our products.