Monday, December 10, 2018

ECFA State of Giving - Big News for Churches

As your church comes down the home stretch for 2018, we’ve compiled ECFA State of Giving 2018 to show how last year ended for the nonprofit ministries and churches that ECFA certifies:

  • Big news: Cash giving is up 5.9% between 2016 and 2017, the highest one-year increase since 2012-13, unadjusted for inflation.
  • The 5.9% increase compares with 2.2% for 2015-16 and 2.2% for 2014-15.
  • The data is based on $13 billion of cash giving.
  • For individual churches in particular, giving was up 7.4% between 2016 and 2017, compared to the previous year where it was up 2.5%. 
  • The size category with the largest increase is churches with a budget of $25 million and higher, which is up 8.8%. The smallest increase is churches with less than a $1 million budget, which increased by 1.8%. 

For more insights on giving trends for churches for the complete ECFA State of Giving report.