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Is your church the perfect victim for cybercrime?
By Lindsey Elias, Marketing on October 3, 2022

Is your church the perfect victim for cybercriminals? They think so, and they're predicted to cost us $11.5 trillion in 2023. Get better protected now.

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4 Ways to Help Prevent Pastoral Burnout: Advice from Clergy Members on Self-Care

It may seem counter-intuitive, but learning how to care for your own needs helps you to better support others by avoiding pastoral burnout.

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The Top 3 Property Claims for Houses of Worship – And How to Prevent Them

To help you better secure your house of worship, we’ve compiled our claims data and singled out the top three property risks to worship centers.

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7 Ways to Increase Online Giving: Get the Most Out of Digital Donations

Houses of worship have found that the option to donate online is mutually beneficial for them and their members.

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You serve all types of citizens—but does your website? Find out.

It’s important to make sure your website is able to serve everyone—or you could find yourself in legal, financial or reputational trouble.

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5 Questions to Ask When Live-Streaming Worship Services

Live-streaming worship services is an easy way to keep the faith while social distancing. But there are factors you need to consider before hitting record.

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How to help prevent crime at your worship center

Help protect your members and your facility by developing a security plan that addresses your unique risks and concerns.

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3 Steps to successfully maintain your worship center

Routine maintenance is crucial to helping provide a safe space for your congregation. Regular upkeep can also help save money on repair costs.

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Weeds among the wheat: Preventing affinity fraud in your congregation

Affinity fraud has cost thousands their life savings. Con artists work to steal money from an identifiable groups, especially faith-based communities.

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How to protect your worship center from financial fraud

Fraud can threaten the reputation and vitality of a religious organization. Protect your worship center with policies designed to prevent & expose theft.

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The Coronavirus: What do I Need to Know?
By The Glatfelter Team on March 3, 2020

We’ve pulled together the latest recommendations for schools, healthcare facilities, worship centers, municipalities and emergency responders.

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Best practices for employee and volunteer background checks

It may seem in poor taste to require background checks for volunteers and employees, but to protect your community, background checks are essential.

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How to develop a security program for your worship center

Security has become a hot topic for all faiths, but the process of implementing new measures can be overwhelming. Keep these three steps in mind.

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Winterizing your worship center

Fall is the best time to winterize your house of worship. Use these tips to keep your worship center and its members safe this winter.

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Religious mergers and consolidation: What to consider when combining congregations
By The Glatfelter Team on October 24, 2019

Some worship centers are exploring new ways to grow and survive, including merging congregations. If you are considering a merger, keep these tips in mind.

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Tips for organizing a sweet Trunk or Treat
By The Glatfelter Team on September 26, 2019

Kids measure success by the amount of candy they can stockpile, but pulling off a great Trunk or Treat event requires more than a moutain of chocolate.

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4 Steps to help create a safer place to worship
By The Glatfelter Team on August 22, 2019

How to assess your risks, make a safety committee, develop a plan and train your team.

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Are churches cyber crime's perfect victims?
By Lindsey Elias, Marketing on August 1, 2019

Cyber crime is on the rise, and cyber criminals love to seek out unsuspecting organizations. We've pulled together the protection plans you need to know.

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Special event safety: inflatable amusements
By Katrina Eicholtz, Marketing on June 13, 2019

Inflatable amusements can provide a ton of fun at your church's next event — but have you considered the safety risks? Read on for inflatable safety tips.

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5 free resources to help your church manage events and renters safely
By The Glatfelter Team on May 10, 2019

From concerts and fundraisers to vacation bible school and rehearsal spaces, your church serves the community in many ways. Use these five free resources to help you better address the...

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5 tips to help your church prepare for Easter
By Katrina Eicholtz, Marketing on April 11, 2019

Is your team ready for Easter Sunday? From welcoming guests to preparing your team and property, Easter can be a busy and stressful time. We're sharing 5 tips to help you prep for the rush...

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Protecting your congregation's youth: 5 tips for church childcare safety
By The Glatfelter Team on February 14, 2019

Your church has a wonderful childcare facility, allowing your members to use a care center for their children that resonates with them. While your childcare attendees are learning and...

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Expanding church membership: recruiting new congregation members in 2019
By Katrina Eicholtz, Marketing on January 17, 2019

Are you constantly on the hunt for congregation recruitment tips? We're sharing our favorite ideas for tackling membership growth in 2019. Engagement is the cornerstone of our ideas. Here...

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5 Christmas tree fire safety tips
By The Glatfelter Team on December 13, 2018

Christmas trees are a beautiful way to celebrate the holiday season. However, they pose risks to your organization. Check out these 5 Christmas tree fire safety tips.

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Fruitful fundraising for churches: 3 tips for building a generous culture
By Katrina Eicholtz, Marketing on November 9, 2018

We're rethinking fundraising in religious organizations. Check out our tips and best practices for raising the funds you need to further your mission.

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How to prepare your property for winter weather
By The Glatfelter Team on October 4, 2018

Fall is here, winter is coming. Prepare your religious entity for winter weather by inspecting heating systems, checking your roof and preparing a plan for parking lot maintenance. Using...

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Stay better prepared and stay better protected
By The Glatfelter Team on September 10, 2018

Use these critical tips to help prepare and protect yourself and your home from hurricanes, floods and tropical storms. Hurricane season can cause downpours, strong winds, flash flooding...

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Is your congregation trained to respond to an active shooter?
By The Glatfelter Team on August 31, 2018

Maintain the feeling of comfort and security within the walls of your place of worship by training your congregation on how to strategically respond if an active shooter intrudes your...

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3 quick tips for improved cyber security for your religious organization
By The Glatfelter Team on August 1, 2018

Your religious organization holds important online records, such as financial information that hackers often target. Keep this information safe with a strong cybersecurity plan that...

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4 ways to help protect youth from sexual abuse
By The Glatfelter Team on July 20, 2018

Manage the risks that your religious entity faces regarding sexual abuse and misconduct. Perfect your hiring process, create a reporting mindset, clearly define intolerable behavior and...

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