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Futuristic Fundraising Ideas for Church Stained Glass Restorations

On 19, Aug 2021 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Stained Glass Repair And Restoration | By Martin Faith

Stained glass is something many parishioners take pride in. These historical treasures can be found on the windows of many churches across Austin.  These windows are durable and will last a long time if properly cared for.  For many older churches, this means it is likely time to start thinking about restoration.  The hardest part of a restoration journey is fundraising. If you are a member of a congregation looking for funds for restoration projects, there are several new and exciting ways to do this.

Why Churches Should Use Modern Technology to Fundraise for Stained Glass Restoration

Raising funds for stained glass restoration projects is a daunting task. Churches are non-profit institutions and so they rarely have extra cash on hand to help pay for all of these types of repairs themselves. That’s why almost every Austin church we’ve worked with needs some kind of fundraising in order to do the work that their stained glass windows need. Fortunately, technology has made raising donations much easier than ever before – read below to learn more modern ideas behind this process:

Online Fundraising Ideas for Church Stained Glass

Fundraising is certainly not a new concept for non-profit organizations. But we wanted to outline some of the most successful things we have seen churches do more recently.

GoFundMe:  One of the newest ways to raise money for causes is called GoFundMe. With an easy setup and away quick share with the world, it has made church stained glass fundraising much easier than before! A good way to start is by appointing someone in your church who understands the internet and social media well enough to work with the GoFundMe platform. This will make reaching out even more effective and ensure you get the money your church needs for restoration.

Email Blasts:  In today’s day and age, churches have found a new way to connect with their congregations. They send out email blasts that are filled with information on the congregation’s latest events and news. But, they can also be used for broadcasting your and associated links to donate.  Email blasts make an excellent companion method of fundraising because you’re able to easily share them through emails and people will easily be able to donate when they click on your links.

Venmo Offering: The advent of cash apps has made it easier than ever to collect money for church offerings. With just a Venmo account, anyone can set up an automatic withdrawal from their bank account to offer donations electronically.  This means no hassle or paperwork and they can do it right from their own home.  Not only does this make collecting easy, but also tracking and distributing funds! Simply announce the fundraiser in church and let your congregants know which email to use to donate and you are all set!

Contact us at Stained Glass Ausitn today for more information on these amazing fundraising methods for your church!

Martin Faith is a talented artisan, businessman, and collector of rare and antique stained glass windows. After moving to the United States from Scotland, Martin opened up his own studio which produces custom, handmade stained glass. He and his team have produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows for over 12,000 customers of various styles including Art Noveau, Art Deco, Mission, Prairie, Greene & Greene, contemporary, and beveled glass. Martin's areas of expertise range widely and include historic glass preservation, religious stained glass, and restoration. His work adorns the walls of homes, businesses, and churches all throughout the city of Austin and the surrounding area.

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