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Samantha Decker

As the Content Marketing Manager for Clover Sites, Samantha brings both experience and a passion to equip the local church by providing resources to help them live out their mission for the sake of the Gospel. As a former Church Communications Director, she understands the ins and outs of church communications, and is always up for some (good) coffee and conversation. Samantha enjoys living in Oklahoma City with her husband, Dustin, and their son, Eli.

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How to Make Your Church Website Social Media Savvy

By: Samantha Decker
June 19th, 2018

Social media. Reading those words probably got some of you super-excited. On the other hand, it probably filled some of you with dread! These days, it’s a big way that millions of people communicate with each other.

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Five Ways to Engage Visitors During the Offering Time at Your Church

By: Samantha Decker
June 5th, 2018

Let me set the scene for you… It’s Sunday morning. It’s that part of your church service where you take up the offering. It’s that moment when someone stands in front of your congregation and hopefully inspires them to open their hearts and give to your church. And let’s say the person with that role today is you. You’re ready and prepared. You know exactly what you’re going to say. You’re prepared to connect generosity to both the vision of your church and the impact it’ll make on human beings. And then…. YOUR EYES LAND ON A COUPLE OF VISITORS SITTING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU ON THE FIRST ROW. Suddenly, you’re nervous. And just like that, what you hoped would be a powerful moment in your service now feels awkward.

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Why Branding Matters for Your Church's Giving Page

By: Samantha Decker
May 15th, 2018

Pop quiz time! When you see this symbol, what do you think of? What about this one? Or this one? Chances are that you know all three of those images pretty well. Why? Because brands like Nike, Chick-Fil-A, and Target have worked hard to make themselves known by their branding. And because of that, when you see their logos, you know exactly who they are. As a result, you’re more likely to trust them with your business. Have you ever thought that the same might be true when it comes to online giving at your church?

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An Online Giving Tool Comparison: Finding the Best Fit for Your Church

By: Samantha Decker
April 17th, 2018

Fact… Your church needs the financial support of your people to keep going and growing. We all know that’s true, right? Great! Another fact… Digital giving is the best way to reach your people. We’ve said it before: the trend in giving is going digital. More and more people are giving their money online. As a result, churches are looking for a way to help their people do just that in an easy, simple way.

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Trend Forecast: The Top Five Design Trends For Your Church Website

By: Samantha Decker
March 27th, 2018

It’s time to get out your umbrellas, because the design trend forecast for the coming year is blowing through!

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Keep Your Church Website Up-To-Date: Why Your Account Information Matters

By: Samantha Decker
March 20th, 2018

  When it comes to designing your church website with Clover, one of the most common concerns we hear is this: “I don’t know anything about web design or coding. How am I supposed to do it all for myself?” Trust us, we get it! The thought of creating and updating a site with little to no experience all on your own sounds intimidating on paper. But you can also trust us when we tell you, there’s no simpler way to do it than with Clover Sites.

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Four Keys to a Successful Email Giving Campaign

By: Samantha Decker
March 13th, 2018

  These days, the world has gone digital, and so in turn should the way you communicate to your congregation. Gone are the days when a postcard or even a phone call was the best way to connect with your people. Today, email is the way to go. While so many churches have and use an updated email list to inform and connect with their people, many don’t realize that it also provides an opportunity to make an ask. Your email list actually represents one of the best opportunities your church has to take up an offering.

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Clover Give and Clover Sites: Four Steps to Easy Integration

By: Samantha Decker
March 6th, 2018

Guys, its me, Luke… and I’ve got a question for you:

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5 Keys to Unlocking Better Small Groups

By: Samantha Decker
February 27th, 2018

Our goal at Clover is to do one thing: To make ministry easier for churches. And while most of the time that means helping create and manage beautiful, professional church websites online, it also means sharing a few ministry tips and tricks that we’ve learned from church leaders along the way.

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[Giveaway] Free Easter Graphics and Holy Week Devotional Guide 2018

By: Samantha Decker
February 15th, 2018

Lighten your workload this Easter season - download this gift of FREE Easter Graphics PLUS a Holy Week Devotional Guide. In the church world, it's easy to let Easter feel like just another event to get ready for. But, we want to help you (and your congregation) pause, and reflect on just how impactful and crucial to our faith this one event in history was. This devotional guide and graphics were designed to do just this.

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