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Explore our continually expanding library of case studies, ebooks, articles, guides, timelines and presentations to help you make an informed decision about selecting and launching an e-Giving program.




Discover industry research, thought leadership and success stories. Learn how to evaluate providers, get your committee on board and how e-Giving works. Get equipped with the right tools and knowledge to launch your e-Giving program.


Churchgoer Giving Study 2015 vs. 2017

Churchgoer Giving Study 2015 vs. 2017

Get a copy of our new study that compares the preferences and trends of churchgoers from 2015-2017.




Discover industry research, listen to how industry leaders approach e-Giving and learn how other churches successfully grow their giving programs.


Churchgoer Giving Study 2015 vs. 2017 – Research

Results show that churchgoers still hold significant preferences for electronic giving, and we found new results and surprises regarding the way congregations want to give. Download

How Recurring Gifts Make Giving More Predictable – Case Study

A non-traditional community made growing stewardship a challenge that Lexington Park UMC answered with recurring gifts and online giving from Vanco. Download

Different Approach to Money Talk Yields Big Results – Case Study

Kettlebrook Church inspires greater generosity among its members by sharing stories about missions and how they’re funded. Download

Fulfilling Your Church’s Promise – Infographic

Strategic planning takes time, clarity and collaboration, but is well worth the effort. Use our 6 steps, offered in a simple infographic, to help set your project’s mission, vision, values, goals and measures. Download

4 Action Plans to Reach Givers – eBook

An eGuide with research-based action plans that give churches the tools they need to reach each member in their church based on their giving preference. Download

6 e-Giving Tips from Churches in the Know – Infographic

We talked with six churches to get their top tips for creating and maintaining a successful e-Giving program. What’s worked for them could also work for you. Download

Strong e-Giving Built on Trust, Reliability – Case Study

Recurring giving, strong support and smooth integration with PDS make Vanco the right choice to provide e-Giving for St. Mary’s Crescent Catholic Church. Download

The Disappearing Check – SlideShare

What does the shift from paper to electronic payments mean to your church? Learn how e-Giving can benefit both the church and congregation. Download

Power of the Pulpit – SlideShare

Tips, advice and success strategies from pastors and industry influencers that can clarify your thoughts and shape messages to your congregation about stewardship and giving. Download

Nurturing a Sense of Belonging Among Visitors – Article

Connecting with visitors quickly and personally could help make them a permanent part of your church community. Download

Church Leaders’ Opinions on Stewardship and Giving – Roundtable

What can church leaders do to prepare for economic downturns that make it harder for their members to give? Hear from contributors to Voices on Stewardship. Download

70% e-Giving adoption – Case Study

70% of Faithpoint United Methodist Church members use electronic giving, and overall contributions have increased noticeably since its adoption. Read our case study to learn how the church embraced e-Giving. Download

Church Member Survey and Survey Companion

Use this short survey to find out more about your members’ technology habits, communication preferences, activities and attitudes toward giving. The survey companion, A Window into Stronger Stewardship, provides tips on how to conduct the survey and analyze its results against national responses. Download

Building Blocks of a Complete Giving Program – Video

Electronic options like Online, Credit/Debit, Kiosk and Text — along with the traditional passing of the plate — all have their place in helping churchgoers express their generosity. Our video can help guide you to the best combination of options for your needs. Download

Growing Giving Through a Kiosk – Case Study

Living Stones Churches recently accepted our invitation to try Give by Kiosk. Members are lining up to use it before and after services, and contributions are steadily increasing. Read this case study to uncover their success strategies. Download

Churchgoer Giving Study: Findings Report

As a follow-up to our early findings report released in November 2015, we have completed further analysis from our comprehensive survey of more than 1,000 U.S. churchgoers and uncovered that churchgoers have a variety of emotions that drive their reasons to give. Download

Churchgoer Giving Study: Early Findings Report

We surveyed 1,002 U.S. Christian churchgoers in August 2015, focusing on the attitudes, preferences and behaviors of churchgoers toward giving. Download

Building Blocks of Giving

Churches need to give members options for giving if they want to increase the total donation plate. Our infographic illustrates different giving methods and the steps you can follow to find the right combination. Download

Breaking Down Barriers to e-Giving

To help break down barriers that may be keeping your congregation from increasing the donation plate, we address seven common concerns that have taken on near-mythical status. Download

Inspiration for Pastors on Growing Generosity

A collection of tips, advice, and success strategies from leading industry influencers and pastors to help you leverage the power of the pulpit to motivate your members to be more generous. Download

Positive Impact of e-Giving on Church Finances – Case Study

Pastor David Norman shares success stories of how electronic giving helped his ministry avoid financial hardships through winter storms and summer slumps. Download

Seniors Embracing Electronic Giving – Case Study

With approximately 25% of its total donation plate coming from electronic giving and its average member over 60 years old, Trinity Episcopal Church in Asheville, N.C., defies stereotypes. Download

40 Percent of Total Donations from e-Giving – Case Study

Leadership from the pulpit and other success strategies that helped Constance Evangelical Free Church in Andover, Minn., grow electronic giving from zero to 40 percent of its total donation plate. Download

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Overcoming the 10 Reasons Not to Give — Checklist

This list of 10 reasons churchgoers give for not giving also offers solutions that can help you connect with your congregation and activate the full power of their generosity. Download

4 Ways to Improve Stewardship in your Church – eGuide

Charitable giving typically fluctuates with the economy, so churches need to plan for the downturns by removing as many barriers to giving as possible. Even in a strong economy, our eGuide is a great resource for helping you identify and remove those barriers within your church. Download

10 Reasons I’ll Never Give to Your Church — Infographic

Understanding some people’s hesitation to give is critical to encouraging generosity and stewardship. Download

Purpose, Personas and Process – Whitepaper

Take the mystery out of your marketing and develop a winning plan with these steps from Think Digital CEO Justin Wise. Download

Church Tech 2.0: Beyond the Basics – Presentation

Innovative technology can help churches attract and keep members, enhance engagement and offer new giving options. Download

6 Business Practices to Help Churches – Infographic

Learn how churches can adopt sound business practices without compromising their spiritual mission to survive and thrive while facing financial challenges. Download

Leaving the Comfort Zone – Article

Four steps that innovative churches use to develop a strategy for reaching their financial stewardship goals and growing their ministry. Download

Getting Money to Your Mission – Presentation

Create a plan to connect your congregation with your ministry and encourage their involvement in helping your church succeed. Download

3 Tips to Connect Members to Your Mission – Article

Your members want to know how their giving makes a difference. Read our article for a plan to communicate how your congregation’s giving supports your mission. Download

6-Step Strategic Plan to Grow Your Ministry – Article

A church can’t grow membership and stewardship without strong strategic planning. Read our article to learn the six steps your plan needs to be successful. Download

5 Activities That Will Energize Your Members And Serve Your Community

Discover churchgoers’ top five leisure activities and tips on how they can energize your members and build successful outreach ministries. Download

Everyday Opportunities for e-Giving — Infographic

There’s something going on in your church community every day of the week, so your members often want to give outside of Sunday services. See the ways e-Giving fits into your congregation’s active church lives. Download

e-Giving Options for Your Entire Church Community – Infographic

Learn how to increase summer generosity by offering members and visitors electronic giving options and get the added benefit of receiving donations and payments from anywhere within your church community. Download

Electronic Giving’s Role in Creating a Sustainable Ministry

Like it or not, building a thriving church and a growing, sustainable ministry takes money, as well as a plan for how to raise and spend it. This whitepaper will help your church create a successful fundraising strategy, find the solutions you need to implement it, and overcome key challenges along the way. Download

The Most Giving Time of Year – A Blueprint for a Successful Giving Season

Your church likely gets a third or more of its donation plate in November and December and Vanco understands this significance. So, follow our blueprint to help you prepare for the most giving time of year. Download

10 Essential Questions to Evaluate Online Giving Providers

This guide provides the top 10 questions you must ask — and the answers to listen for — when evaluating electronic giving providers. Download

Hands on Guide to e-Giving

This guide will help your church get started with electronic giving and make life easier for your church administrators, especially when it comes to processing and reporting. Download

Strengthen Stewardship through Electronic Giving – an eBook for your Church Committee

Do you need to explain how e-Giving works, or its benefits to your ministry and members? Get the help you need to start an e-Giving program with this eBook written for your church committee. Download

Strengthen Stewardship with Electronic Giving – Church Committee Presentation

This presentation for your church committee explains the special features and benefits of e-Giving and why members will like the consistency, convenience and control it places in their hands. Download

Top 10 e-Giving Operational Questions

This guide provides answers gleaned from 15+ years’ experience working with more than 15,000 churches. Discover just how easy it is to integrate e-Giving into your day-to-day activities. Download

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Get equipped with the right tools and knowledge to launch your
e-Giving program.


20 Customizable Church Messages

Good communication with members is key to successfully launching e-Giving solutions for your faith-based organization. Here are 20 customizable messages to use in your community outreach. Download

e-Giving Launch Timeline

Now that you’ve decided to offer e-Giving options, follow this timeline to raise awareness and speed adoption. Plus, get a sample communication plan you can customize for your organization. Download

e-Giving Launch Checklist

Ready. Set. Launch! The technical aspects of launching e-Giving are surprisingly simple. Use this checklist to make sure you keep your internal and external communications in sync and stay on track. Download

The Executive Pastor’s Role in Promoting e-Giving

The best Executive Pastors know the right time to propose a new idea or push ahead on a needed change, like adding e-Giving to the church’s lineup of donation options. Download

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