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With worship services moved to the web, many local houses of worship have seen a significant decrease in donations and tithes.

A study from Faithlife Giving found that since the pandemic, churches with an online giving platform were more protected from severe drops in giving (>50 percent drop) than churches with no online giving platform, while 4 percent of churches without an online giving platform saw a 50 percent decrease or greater in total monthly gifts in March.

Join FāVS for a live video chat that will address how to increase online giving. The chat will be at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 16.

Renn Salo, the product manager for Faithlife Giving, will discuss the topic with FāVS Editor Tracy Simmons before opening the chat up for Q&A with attendees.

Salo has served thousands of churches and ministries with online and digital payment solutions since 2007. At FaithLife Giving she uses technology to equip the church to grow. She is also a graduate of Whitworth University with a degree in Organizational Management. Renn is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) and lives with her family in Bellingham.

The video chat is free, but attendees must register below to get access to the live meeting.

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.


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