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Church Giving Audit: Are We Communicating with our Givers Relationally or Transactionally?

The language around giving matters—at every level. Assess whether you're fostering a relationship between your givers and your church, or, if you're treating giving more like a transaction.

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ARC Church Mobilizes Giving in Response to Texas Flooding

Knowing it would take thousands of dollars to meet the needs of their devastated community, theCHURCH utilized Smart Giving and asked other churches in the ARC community for their support.

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Celebrating Giving in Our Churches

We celebrate when people make the decision to start their journey with Christ. We celebrate through worship music and baptism. We celebrate making an impact in our community and around the world. Why not celebrate giving too?

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Transitioning to Smart Giving

Wondering what it'll look like to switch from your old digital giving provider to Kindrid Smart Giving? Check out our Transitioning to Smart Giving guide to learn how we'll make it a seamless experience.

Adding Smart Giving to Your Church/Nonprofit's Facebook Page

Learn how to simply add Smart Giving to your organization's Facebook page so you can encourage people to give where they spend so much of their time!

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Watch: Giving & Generosity in the Church with Rusty Lewis | Generis

In this 15 minute segment, we ask Rusty Lewis questions that get at the heart of what it means to encourage greater giving engagement and generosity in your church.

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Watch: Giving & Generosity in the Church with Jay Fowler | PastorServe

A 15 minute interview with Jay Fowler, Executive Director of the Midwest Region of PastorServe. He shares his heart for pastors and why he believes it's so important for leadership to model generosity.

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Why It's So Important for Pastors to Model Generosity

The Executive Director of the Midwest Region of PastorServe shares why it's absolutely crucial for pastors to model generosity for their congregations.

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Five Dollars: Stories of Big Impact from a Small Gift

We believe generosity changes the world, even if it’s small. That’s why we give away hundreds of $5 Starbucks® cards, asking those who receive to give to another in return. Check out the stories!

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7 Common Mistakes Pastor Search Committees Make

When you’re searching for your next pastor, watch out for these seven common missteps of pastor search committees.

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Why generosity isn't zero sum

Is it possible to increase giving and engage new givers? It all starts with the way your church thinks about generosity.

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How does my church's giving page stack up?

Take an honest look at the way your church handles giving with this 5 part church giving audit!

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Transitioning from MinistryGive to Smart Giving

Wondering how to transition your giving from MinistryGive to Smart Giving? Here are some FAQs to get you started.

How Technology Is Forcing Churches To Rethink Community

Technology's dramatically changing how churches interact with their congregations. Today, effective ministries are intentional about these 4 aspects of church.

Remembering your guests when it's time to give

How do you walk the fine line of making sure first time guests feel included in giving but not obligated? The communication experts at Fishhook weigh in.

Kindrid Smart Giving now integrates with Bluebridge!

Now you can add the power of Smart Giving to any Bluebridge app!

Inside the Offering: Denny Hodges | Church of the Highlands

Inside the Offering looks at some of the toughest issues facing the church—giving and generosity—with the pastors and leaders working through them.

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Teaching the tithe

What does it mean to teach the tithe? This church doubled down on their commitment to irrational generosity to find out.

Make summer your 3 most generous months ever

While the summer giving slump is notoriously tough for churches, we want to challenge you to make these next 3 months the most generous you've ever seen.

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Is your church abundance minded or scarcity minded?

The difference in these two mindsets is a good indicator of how your church will respond when it comes time to give.

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Church giving audit: Are We Engaging New Givers?

Take an honest look at the way your church handles giving with this 5 part church giving audit!

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Talking ABOUT Giving as Part of a Tiered Communications Strategy

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Kindrid's teaming up with Subsplash!

Have a Church App? Now you can add Kindrid Smart Giving for no monthly fees!

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Giving is: Reflections on the urgency of generosity

Eddo Kim, The Supply's CEO, challenges our tendency to gloss over the urgency of today and cling to the hope of tomorrow, instead of giving NOW.

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What is Smart Giving?

Smart Giving is a text, online, and in-app giving solution designed to engage new givers. Watch how it works in 30 seconds!

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How Highland Park Church switched to Smart Giving

Highland Park Church switched their church from kiosk and online giving to Smart Giving and saw a 10% increase in new givers. See how they did it!

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Church Giving Audit: Do we have these 6 barriers to giving at our church?

Take an honest look at the way your church handles giving with this 5 part Church Giving Audit series.

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Guest Post: Nervous about transitioning to an e-bulletin? There’s a chance you’ve already taken one huge step in that direction

Fishhook brings us the second installment in the Communicate Generosity series: 10 reasons your church should transition to an online bulletin!

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Updated dashboard design

We redesigned the Kindrid dashboard to better serve our admins and reflect what we believe about giving: it's a relationship, not a transaction!

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Church canceled this winter? Giving doesn't have to be!

We're in the thick of winter and that means that sometimes, church gets cancelled. When it does, can people still give?

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BEHIND Kindrid: What motivates us

Our cofounder and CEO shared the vision behind Kindrid during a talk to college kids. Learn what makes us tick and why we think it's so important.

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9 lesser known benefits of online giving

Here are 9 benefits of switching to online giving you may not have realized before.

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Church Giving Audit: Do we engage in giving monologues or dialogues?

Take a honest look at the way your church handles giving with this 5 part church giving audit.

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Guest Post: Building a relationship through online giving—5 Ways for your church to further engagement

Explore the impact your online giving page could have by examining these 5 tips with the church communication experts at Fishhook!

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Roll out Smart Giving with a special offering

Vintage City Church rolled out Smart Giving as part of a special offering and saw increases in total giving and new givers!

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How to use MailChimp to foster better relationships with your givers

We're digging deeper in this on­going series of the best tech tools for church admins. Today we’re turning to MailChimp.

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Inside the Offering: Pastor Jeff Manion | Ada Bible Church

Inside the Offering looks at some of the toughest issues facing the church—giving and generosity—with the pastors and leaders working through them.

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Infographic: Has giving increased in the last 40 years?

We offered a snapshot of how the church offering's evolved over the last 200 years. Now we want to look at how much giving's increased in this new infographic!

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Leveraging Instagram for your next church giving campaign

Use these tips and tricks to make the most of Instagram during your church's next giving campaign.

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Infographic: Evolution of the Church Offering

Check out how giving's changed over the last 200+ years in this infographic!

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A New Year's resolution worth keeping

Practical tips to turn what may have started as an ambitious and well-­intentioned New Year's resolution into a sustainable lifestyle choice.

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Book Review: The Giver and the Gift, with actionable takeaways for your church

Leverage key takeaways to flip the way your church talks about giving from a transactional monologue to a collaborative dialogue.

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New guide: Choosing the right digital giving solution for my church

Brimming with advice, practical comparisons, and helpful definitions, discover how to choose the right digital giving solution for your church.

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Generosity & gratitude, 3/3: 5 Ways to model gratitude as a church

Need creative ways to thank your givers? 5 ways to express gratitude and reinforce generosity. The final post in a series of three.

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Generosity & gratitude, 2/3: Why you always need to thank your givers

Why do we need to thank the givers in our church? Second in a series of three.

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Generosity & gratitude, 1/3: You can’t have one without the other

What's the relationship between gratitude and generosity and why is it so important to express one just as frequently as the other? First in a series of three.

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Unleash Joy giveaway: See who won 200 Starbucks gift cards!

Want to find out who won 200 Starbucks gift cards and how you can experience the joy of generosity in your own church? Read on.

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3 Ideas for year end giving that inspires year long giving

If you're overwhelmed with year end giving and need ideas to inspire your congregation, we have three that might help!

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Experiencing the joy of generosity this Christmas is easier than you think

Enter for a chance to win 200 Starbucks gift cards and engage your church in a transformational generosity experience!

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Church responds to refugee crisis with irrational generosity

A California church raised over $50,000 through Smart Giving for persecuted refugees. See how they did it.

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7 Ways to activate your church for #GivingTuesday

Wondering how to get your church involved in #GivingTuesday? Check out some of our ideas!

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Millennial givers: 3 takeaways to keep them engaged

Learn how to leverage millennials' unique tendencies to create a robust culture of generosity at your church.

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New guide: 5 Steps for launching something at your church

With over 1,000 churches served, we know what great rollouts look like. Here are 5 steps you can use to launch new initiatives at your church.

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Church admins, reclaim your time with these 3 daily productivity hacks

Kindrid's compiled some of the best tech tools to help our church admins work to the best of their abilities.

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Which digital giving solution is best for my church?

Leighton Cusack, Co­founder and CEO of Kindrid, guides churches through the process of choosing a digital giving solution.

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Unleash generosity across the web with the new Smart Giving Button

Kindrid's unleashing generosity in all new ways with the launch of the Smart Giving Button: now you can give online with the click of the Button.

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7 tech tools that make church admin work less painful

Church admins do an incredible job, but we all feel the weight of busy days. Check out these productivity hacks to help you reclaim more of your time!

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5 TechNology myths churches believe and what you need to debunk them

Technology is an incredible asset to church ministries, but there are common myths that hinder our ability to effectively leverage it.

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Digital giving: Where are we? Where are we going? What should you know?

Kindrid's Co­founder and CEO discusses digital giving with the ECFA. Key takeaways and practical tips are included in this free webinar.

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Walking in generosity: A tour of good music and giving

The Walking Guys, a Nashville based band, tell of the unexpected generosity they've experienced walking the tour down the East Coast.

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Why you can't out give God

What if we gave immediately, even if we felt like we couldn’t afford it? Stories of God's faithfulness amidst the difficulties of life.

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The type of leader it takes to create an empowering culture

The Kindrid team shares takeaways from their time at the LifeChurch.tv Network Summit in September and Craig Groeschel's lessons in leadership.

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What happens when you buy coffee for 25 strangers?

The Kindrid team anonymously purchased 25 cups of coffee so others could experience unexpected generosity ­­and then watched what happened.

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How we challenged people to 'give what you can, take what you need'

A couple weeks ago, we put out a challenge. The generosity that flowed out of it was more than we could've ever imagined.

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Does text and online giving make tithing impersonal?

Swipe, click, scroll: sometimes everything we do feels like it’s mediated by a screen. Paying bills, booking a flight, buying groceries. Giving?

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Raising $1 million in 12 hrs: 5 lessons churches can learn from HONY

How Humans of New York used technology to mobilize millions in giving­­-virtually overnight.

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Inspiration Award: Why generosity can't be cancelled

What do you do when a severe snowstorm threatens to close your doors on Sunday morning?

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Theology of Smart Giving: 5 things we believe (Part 2)

The theology behind the technology over 50,000 people use to give.

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How LifeChurch.tv used Smart Giving to engage 400+ first-time givers [Case Study]

LifeChurch.tv used giving technology to help over 400 new people engage with generosity.

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Theology of Smart Giving: Why don't we use cash registers in church? (Part 1)

Why don't we use cash registers in church? Because giving isn't a transaction.

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How a pastor's midnight decision completely shifted church giving

One pastor set up smart giving in 15 minutes while laying in bed. Now 75% of his church's giving comes through Kindrid Smart Giving.

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Q&A with Rusty Lewis: 'Churches are creating obstacles to giving'

Generis' Rusty Lewis shares his thoughts about why the church is creating obstacles to giving if they don't have a mobile alternative.

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5 Questions to ask and answer before choosing a text giving service

Choosing a text giving service is an intimidating process. Conversations with partners revealed five big concerns and what it took to convince them.

Healing Place Smart Giving Rollout

Healing Place rolled out Smart Giving just in time to combat the summer giving slump!

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How to Keep Your Church Engaged with Giving This Summer

Summer giving is, on average, 13% lower than the previous three months! How can your church keep people engaged this summer? We have a few ideas.

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Scheduled Giving Made Simple

Smart Giving just got a whole lot smarter! Scheduled giving means more consistency for your givers...and your church!

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5 C’s to Overcoming the Communication Barrier to Giving

Sometimes, the way we communicate about giving actually limits our effectiveness. Learn how you can change your approach to invite more people to give!

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Keep Your Congregation Engaged with Smart Giving

Explore 5 keys to keep givers engaged and using Smart giving, long after rollout!

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Building a Culture of Generosity vs. Increasing Giving

Are you increasing giving at your church or increasing generosity? We'll examine why you might be confusing the two.

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7 Common Questions about Smart Giving

Find the answers to some of the questions you might have about Smart Giving.

Breeze Church Management Integration

Smart Giving seamlessly integrates with Breeze Church Management software!

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Church Planters: 5 Effective Ways to Help Raise Money

Church planters have a hard task in front of them. We want to make it easier with these tips to increase giving at your church plant!

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8 Stories to Inspire a Lifestyle of Generosity

Dive into 8 stories meant to inspire generosity at your church or nonprofit!

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ACS Integration Live!

Smart Giving seamlessly integrates with ACS Church Management software! Check out this free guide to get started.

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The Generosity Ladder

Learn about Generous Church's "Generosity Ladder" and how you can challenge your givers to climb higher towards a lifestyle of generosity.

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5 ‘Outside the Box’ Church Fundraising Ideas

Here are some creatives ideas to help you inspire generosity!

Free Resources for Churches

Check out these resources designed specifically for churches...and the best news? They're completely free!

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Church of the Highlands Smart Giving Rollout

Church of the Highlands did an amazing job rolling out Smart Giving with their givers!

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How a NYC Church Used Smart Giving to Fundraise Their Vision

Redeemer Presbyterian ran a fundraising campaign on Giving Tuesday creatively using Smart Giving. They saw some spectacular results!

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Smart Giving by Text Rollout

Bethel Church in California did an awesome job rolling out Smart Giving with their congregation.

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Church Community Builder Integration

Smart Giving seamlessly integrates with Church Community Builder (CCB) Church Management software!

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New & Improved Church Software Integrations !

A giving tool is only useful when it’s simple for givers and church admins. We think Smart Giving will fit the bill.

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Smart Giving Rollout

Lake Hills Church shares their sign up and rollout story using Smart Giving.

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Introducing LifeChurch.tv as a Founding Kindrid Partner

Life.Church is one of the most innovative churches in the country, known for YouVersion, The Bible App for Kids, and now, Kindrid Smart Giving.

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New Features!

We've made some important improvements to Smart Giving that will make a big difference in your church's experience.

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Making Generosity Personal

A Smart Giver shares her experience tithing by text!

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Giving By Text Now The Preferred Method

New research shows that millennials now say text giving is their preferred method of giving.

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Smart Giving Impact

The impact of Smart Giving is in the numbers. Our churches see significant gains in new givers and total giving!

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Arena Software Integration

Smart Giving seamlessly integrates with Arena Church Management software!

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Heartbleed Security Update

Heartbleed security update and what it means for you.

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Kindrid + Your App = Seamless Giving

Many Churches have mobile applications, but when you tap the “Give” button, user experience falls apart. Not so with Smart Giving.

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Kindrid Giving Case Study

Winston Salem First saw considerable gains in new givers and total giving after rolling out Smart Giving.

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Setting Up Your Kindrid Account

Administrators are often surprised by how simple setting up a Kindrid giving account is...but don't take our word for it!

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How-to-Give Video

Service will never stop after sign up. We created this new resource to ensure just that.

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Sharing Text Giving with Your Church

Our cofounder shares the best way to introduce Smart Giving to your congregation.

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We Have Partnered Up With Convoy Of Hope

Help us support Convoy of Hope!

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Sharing Kindrid!

Are you a decision maker who needs more information about Smart Giving to share with your team? Download our overview!

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Raising $33,000 in One Night with Smart Giving

We're often asked how nonprofits can successfully use Smart Giving at one time fundraising events. CARE for AIDS' annual gala is a perfect example.

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New Barna Research on Importance of Text Giving for Churches

Barna recently discovered a trend that will make a big difference in your church.

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Four Year-End Giving Tips

Cornerstone Church shares their 4 tips for year end giving!

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Review & Testimonials Part 2

What do our churches have to say about Smart Giving?

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New “How-to-Give” Video

Share Smart Giving with your church using this new instructional video!

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Reviews & Testimonials

A pastor using Smart Giving weighs in and shares how this new way to give impacted his church.

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Kindrid + Fellowship One = Cheerfully Simple Giving

Smart Giving seamlessly integrates with Fellowship One Church Management software!

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How to Share Smart Giving With Your Church

We're often asked the best way to share Smart Giving with your church. Here's your 5 step guide to rollout success!

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What Mobile Giving Means to Your Church - Five Lessons

62% of those between 18­32 give using their phones. Are you making the most of that statistic in your church?

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Bridging The Gap Between Good Intentions and Generosity

Why does Kindrid exist? We want to eliminate barriers to giving and equip everyone to give with a single tap.

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Partner Spotlight #2: Project Rwanda

Kindrid cofounders rode across the country in 2008 raising $70k for Project Rwanda. Now Project Rwanda is Kindrid's newest partner!

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There’s a new way to be generous.

Generosity looks a little different today than it did a decade ago. Make sure your church is ready to engage this new generation of givers!

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Redeemer City to City

Cities are the epicenter of culture. How do we reach them? Answer: sustainable church planting, like Redeemer City to City’s new campaign, God Loves Cities.

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This Simple Little Form is the Only Thing Between

We want to help your church engage new givers and increase giving. Here's how we think we can do it!

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Introducing Kindrid 3.0

We're pivoting! While our mission hasn't changed, our strategy has...check out what that means for your church!

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Kindrid’s First Birthday and Praxis is Invited!

We're celebrating our first birthday and have some big news about what the next year holds!

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