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Speaking of Clover

Keep It Simple: Five Basic Things Your Church Website Should Have

Posted by Samantha Decker on October 3, 2017

Let’s face it: Most of us have a habit of overcomplicating things from time to time. What should be simple and straightforward suddenly becomes lengthy and overwhelming.

Sometime we overcomplicate the process and make things more difficult than they need to be. Take your church website for example.

We get so bogged down with the ins and outs of what’s next, new, and exciting that we loose sight of the basics.

That’s why the number one rule for your church website should be:

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

Five Ways To Find & Keep Your Volunteers

Posted by Samantha Decker on September 28, 2017

What do you think is the secret to a successful Sunday morning at your church?

A good sermon? Big attendance? A great worship set list? Free coffee?

All that is great, but let’s get real, you guys. The real secret to success on a Sunday morning (besides God of course!) isn’t any of that.

It’s the volunteers.

You simply can’t do what you do without the help of the people who willingly give up their time to jump in and serve at your church on a regular basis.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

Five Tips for Web Design on a Budget

Posted by Samantha Decker on September 19, 2017

One of the biggest questions people have about creating a website is this:

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3, Design

Is Your Church Website Launch Ready?

Posted by Samantha Decker on September 14, 2017

When it comes to building your church website, knowing when you’re officially ready to launch is key to your success. There’s nothing worse than announcing a big, exciting launch only to reveal a half-finished, poorly working website.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

The Ultimate Guide To Building Your Church Website

Posted by Samantha Decker on September 12, 2017

In this digital day and age, you know your church needs a website. Or maybe your church has a website, but it looks like something straight out of the 90's with outdated content and graphics. You don’t just need any website, you need a great, helpful, and updated website. The kind that makes people want to step out of the digital space and into the actual space of your church. No pressure, right?

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

The Who’s Who Of Your Church Website Design Team

Posted by Samantha Decker on September 11, 2017

If you’ve ever been to any live sporting event, then you know one of the most exciting parts of the experience is the announcement of the starting line up (and the snacks, too… obviously).

The lights drop low, the music starts, the spotlight hits the floor, and the players come out one by one. You get a glimpse of the key players on the team—who they are and what strengths they bring.

And we consider this blog the same thing. It’s so important to build the right team of people to speak into the design and structure of your website as your building the perfect website for your church (more on how to do that here). This is essential for every church, but especially for those of you who don’t have a church website team already assembled on staff.

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

[Guest Post] Five Simple Ways to Market Your Church in Your Community

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks on September 7, 2017

Once upon a time churches were on the public square, an integral part of the community. That’s not the case today, and so churches need to work harder to connect with their communities.

Here are five simple ways your church can reach your local community:

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Topics: Best Practices, Clover Sites 3

Dear Clover Classic, Does Your Church Website Sometimes Look Weird?

Posted by Joanna Gray on August 18, 2017

ATTN: CLOVER CLASSIC USERS -- we have good news to help you upgrade your website! [Note: those already using CS3 can ignore this warning.]

Does your website sometimes "go crazy"? Do the menus ever look like the menu in this image? If you're on Clover Classic, it's pretty likely Flash is causing problems for your website viewers and causing problems for search engines, too!

Because this issue is dependent on browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer) there's not much that Clover can do about it because there's no way to automatically override the browser settings. But YOU CAN fix it anyhow -- and FOR FREE!

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Topics: Clover Sites 3

Who Do You Call When You Need Church Website Help?

Posted by Samantha Decker on August 15, 2017



Who do you call when you need help?

Well, it usually depends on what kind of help you need. If it’s an emergency, you call 911. If you need advice, you probably call a friend. And if you need a little help with a product or service, you probably call that company directly, right?

But then what happens?

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Topics: Clover Sites, Clover Sites 3, Clover Give

ICYMI - Clover Events is Live! #SummerofClover and How to Win!

Posted by Joanna Gray on August 3, 2017

Maybe you saw the emails, but we're really excited so we want to make sure you know! We’re announcing a new way to share and promote events on your church website - we call it Clover Events

Whether it's a youth retreat, family picnic day, or any activity, people can now come to your website for new or upcoming information. Clover Events allows you to create a beautiful calendar,feature your special events, sort and search for them -- and display it all on your website in a clear and compelling way. 

Clover Events makes displaying your events as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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Topics: Clover Sites 3, Company News, New Feature

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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