Three Tips to Jump Start Planned Giving in Your Church

Very few church members will leave a planned gift to their church. Adding a church to one’s will is very easy to do. So why aren’t more members doing that? Because the church doesn’t ask.

Fortunately, asking for a planned gift in the church is easy. There are three components which, when used together, help inspire members to remember the church in their wills.

  • Legacy Giving Messages – Include short, simple reminders in every communication, such as, “Remember the church in your will.”
  • Annual Seminars – Bring in a respected professional, such as an estate attorney, to speak about estate planning issues.
  • Personal Asks – Make private, one-on-one requests at an appropriate time.

Here are some other articles I’ve written in the past:

For more hints and helps, download this free Planned and Legacy Giving Manual.