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What do we do now? ND Synod

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Grace Duddy

on 14 September 2015

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Focus on "Adults under 40"
Where do we go from here?
What young adults expect of you
Emphasize that everyone has gifts to share and live it out
"Ask, Thank, Tell" by Chick Lane
Motivations for giving are different . . . and that's ok
More resources on design thinking:
Why is this important?
What's the goal?
Intergenerational Stewardship Ministry
Common Misconceptions about Adults under 40
"Young adults don't give to institutions"
"Young adults don't give"
According to the 2015 Millennial Impact Report,
of Millennials made a charitable donation last year.

The word stewardship is passé
"Young adults don't pledge"
Is the church an institution or a cause?
What about the light bill?
1. a society or organization founded for a religious, educational, social, or similar purpose.
It's true!
1. A person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition
1.1 Reasonable grounds for doing, thinking, or feeling something
2. A principle, aim, or movement that, because of a deep commitment, one is prepared to defend or advocate
A Cause
“I personally refer to millennials as the next ‘Great Generation’ because the degree of generosity that we’re seeing from them is quite impressive . . . One common theme among all young people, it was true of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers at this age – they’re idealistic. The big difference, when we began looking at millennials, is that they’re turning their idealism into action in a very real way.”
-Jean Case, a former executive at AOL and chief executive of the Case Foundation
"Millennials are actually more generous than anyone realizes" by Brigid Shulte (Washington Post, June 24 2015)
But, Millennials are impulse givers . . .
Changing the language
Changing the Medium
Making online giving a primary medium for micro and monthly gifts - 84% of Millennial donors want to give via website
2013 Millennial Impact Report http://www.themillennialimpact.com/research/
2013 Millennial Impact Report http://www.themillennialimpact.com/research/
Estimate of Giving Card
Giving Plan
"How Millennials are Reshaping Charity and Online Giving" by Elise Hu, NPR News http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2014/10/13/338295367/how-millennials-are-reshaping-charity-and-online-giving
Does it get at the root of what it means to be a
- it isn't mine to begin with?
Keep in contact
Thank You
Giving Platforms
Inspiration + Impact
Living into God's Abundance Together
"All generations learning about stewardship and growing in their relationship with God together"
"Get everyone to give more to the church"
Clear Ask
Learn Together
"Not Your Parents Offering Plate" by Clif Christopher
"Giving and Stewardship in an Effective Church" by Kennon Callahan
Clif Christopher's Three Reasons People Give
1. A belief in the mission
2. Regard for staff leadership
3. Financial stability of the institution
My Favorite Question
5 Motivations for Giving
1. Compassion
2. Community
3. Challenge
4. Reasonability
5. Commitment
What are your top 2 motivations?
Who are you asking?
What are you asking for?
Make the ask specific and offer options
Get different people involved in the asking
Don't just ask for money
Create a "Thank Plan"
Make your thank yous personal and public
Get a variety of people involved in the thanking process
Think about value or percentage not just the amount
Make thanking a leadership practice
Don't just thank people for what they give to the church
Invite people to share stories
Use "congregational journalists" to collect stories
Find unique, mult-media ways to tell stories
Get a variety of folks involved in the storytelling process
Create a narrative budget
Make it conversational
Fast Company Article:
Design Thinking for Educators:
Thank You!
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