One of the most common questions I get in coaching is about getting out of a financial slump or increasing giving in general.
Call me a minimalist, but as far as I can tell you really only increase giving 2 ways:
1. The current givers give more
2. Inspire new giving
I believe both are effective strategies and you should have a system in place to help current givers reach a place of generous giving and for non-givers to begin giving consistently.
At Calvary, we have used the Tithe Challenge as the tool that does both. Normally the tithe challenge is used to help non-givers stick their toe in the water of giving. But we have seen this as a great tool to inspire generosity even above the tithe.
The key to seeing this happen is found in following up differently than those who are simply committing to tithe.
I talk about this in detail in our Tithe Challenge resource, which I highly recommend if you're looking to inspire new giving AND encourage people to greater levels of generosity.