Speaking of Clover

[Free eBook] A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Your Church Website

Posted by Samantha Decker on August 10, 2017

Once you decide that it's time to create or redo your church website, it's hard to know where to start (and then where to go from there). The process can feel daunting and overwhelming when there isn't a step-by-step guide to follow. That's why we created A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Your Church Website.

In this eBook, we've laid out 7 easy steps to creating a beautiful church website. From planning and development all the way to launch, it’s our goal to make the actual process of creating your website as easy as possible. We don’t just think creating a website for your church can be simple; we know it can. The process is all there for you, you just need to get started checking off those steps!

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Topics: Best Practices, Free Resources

Why Upcoming Events Matter on Your Church Website

Posted by Samantha Decker on August 8, 2017

 

When it comes to your church website growth and usefulness, an  important element to include is a calendar of your upcoming events.

We’re talking about more than the regularly scheduled Sunday morning services or weeknight programs. We’re talking about special, out-of-the-ordinary events like:

  • Service projects
  • Outreach opportunities
  • Church meals and gathering
  • Holiday worship services

This list could go on and on, but you get the idea! Maintaining an up-to-date calendar on your website is not just important to your congregation.

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Topics: Best Practices

[Free On-Demand Webinar] Giving Coaching

Posted by Samantha Decker on August 1, 2017

 

We know that a lot goes into planning for Sunday morning. The welcome, the worship, the sermon, and other aspects of your service are all thought out, but somehow, the offering time seems to typically be an afterthought. But, just like preachers should pray, read, and study, and just like musicians should rehearse, someone needs to prep for the offering.

We've created an On-Demand Webinar (watch it whenever you want!) to help coach you on what the giving time should look like in your service, and why it's important.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Give, Free Resources

Five Ways to Promote Your Church Events Online

Posted by Samantha Decker on July 27, 2017

 

You’ve done it! You’ve put in all the work, done all the planning, and finalized all the details to make the next big event at your church the best one yet. Now what?

Well, now comes the biggest challenge of all: making sure people show up!

Promotion is key to a successful event, but figuring out creative and effective ways to promote can certainly be a challenge.

When it comes to promotion, there are so many ways to go. Traditional mail or email? Announcement on Sunday morning or a note in the bulletin? A phone call or text reminder? Posters hung up around the church or in the community? All of the above? The options are seemingly endless!

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Topics: Best Practices

Do You Know How To Treat Your Major Donors?

Posted by Samantha Decker on July 18, 2017

Discipleship is at the heart of the church. It’s all about helping people take steps towards God, and those include financial steps. Part of leading a financially healthy church is first leading your people to be financially healthy—even your biggest givers and wealthiest families.

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Topics: Best Practices

Is Your Church a Healthy Church?

Posted by Samantha Decker on July 13, 2017

As a church leader, one of the greatest hopes you have for your church is that it be a thriving, healthy place for your people.

On paper, that sounds great!

But what does a healthy church actually look like in real life? That’s sometimes harder to pinpoint.

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Topics: Best Practices

[Free eBook] A Better Solution for Both Donors and Administrators

Posted by Samantha Decker on July 11, 2017

When was the last time you knew donors felt truly excited to give at church?

Let's be honest, it's hard to be excited about online giving with a clunky, hard-to-use giving system. Donors are confused about how to use it, and admins are frustrated at the complexity of the "behind-the-scenes" work.

If this sounds like your church, don't worry!

In the past, we've written blog posts about how to switch to online giving and ways to inspire online giving, but we want to take it a step further.

Clover Give is the perfect solution and we've created a free resource to help show you why.

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Topics: Best Practices, Free Resources

Is Your Church Website Mobile Friendly?

Posted by Samantha Decker on July 6, 2017

When it comes to accessing information online, think about the primary way you do it. What device do you use most often? When you need to find something fast or on the spot, what do you use?

If your answer isn’t your phone, we’re shocked!

In this day and age, people are using their phones for far more than communication. Phones have become one of the primary tools to access the Internet and find information when it’s needed.

With nearly 50% of all web browsing happening on phones and tablets, 

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

4 Ways to Emphasize Online Giving In Your Church

Posted by Joanna Gray on June 29, 2017

Question:

How much time do most churches allot for people to give?

Answer: 

Somewhere between two and five minutes just once a week.

If that doesn’t sound like a lot of time to you, that’s because it’s not! What that means in reality is that most churches only provide the opportunity for their congregation to give during a quick offering time on Sunday mornings. 

With that in mind, let’s ask some hard questions.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Give

3 Tips for Keeping Your Church Budget

Posted by Joanna Gray on June 21, 2017

 

We’ve been talking a lot about giving here at Clover in the last few months because we know that giving is essential to the life and health of your church. But when all the funds have been pledged and the money starts coming in, the question remains: what do you do with the money that’s been given?

The answer to that question lies in your church budget.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Give

Speaking of Clover

 

Here's what makes Clover Sites so great.

All of Clover’s (long list of!) features are specifically crafted for the church: 

  • All our websites are beautifully designed. 
  • Enjoy a stunning mobile experience.
  • Section-Based editing.
  • Get funding to do what you feel called to do. Integrate online giving into your Clover website.
  • The Greenhouse allows anyone to create and manage a website. 
  • Real, Genuine Customer Support.
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