"excel in this grace of giving" (2 Cor. 8:7)

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Responding to Requests

Many response forms will request information about Gift Aid, giving envelopes, etc. Managing such requests efficiently and personally communicates the value we place on the response, and our trustworthiness in financial matters. Aim to visit personally in response to requests within three weeks of receiving a response form.

Intentional giving

Planned giving is a key principle underpinning Giving in Grace, so take a moment to review the  Key Principles tab. Each tab in this section deals with a mechanism for planned giving that can help our journey to generosity. As noted elsewhere, an information request can be both transactional and transformative. There may be a story that needs to be told and heard behind the decision to ask for information. That's why the personal visit in responding to requests matters.

Responding to Requests

On the first day of the week

The starting point for many on their journey to generosity and the most popular form of planned giving.
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Gift Aid it!

Gift Aid makes a substantial contribution to churches and charities – and the Chancellor is still giving!
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Giving via bank transfer

Giving by Standing Order and Direct Debit offers both givers and their churches significant benefits.
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Dedicated charitable giving accounts

Charitable giving accounts offer rich possibilities for both regular planned giving and one-off gifts.
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Leaving a lasting legacy

Potential income from legacy gifts is estimated at £1 billion but, anxious to ask, churches are missing out.
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