Joining TENS is simple, and many of our members have been with us for more than a decade! But don’t take our word for it, we present the following user testimonials.
One of the best things about the TENS annual campaigns is that they are easily adaptable to a parish’s particular circumstances. A parish with a lot of strong writers or communications professionals can take the templates and personalize them, while a parish with less in the way of human resources can use the template as is, simply inserting the parish name as a “plug and play.” Any parish can use the resources and execute the campaign effectively regardless of the context.
Commonwealth users will need to watch for spelling issues (eg, honour *with* a u), and in New Zealand the switch from letter size to A4 sometimes required minor formatting adjustments, but these are easily done.
In my current parish, we’ve received a lot of feedback about how this was the most positive and forward looking stewardship campaign anyone remembers. And, as in every parish where I’ve introduced TENS, it resulted in a substantial increase in giving.
Since Davey became Executive Director, we have found him to be most helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive to our diocesan requests. The website is easy to navigate, and many of our congregations use their resources. The annual fee is an exceptional value when you realize it provides a ready resource for every congregation in the diocese.
The Episcopal Church is blessed to have had TENS resources made available to us these many years, assisting our congregations in navigating the ever-changing waters of congregational stewardship.
Thank you, Davey and Board!
We invited TENS, to lead four different webinars/workshops. Davey brought us more than two decades of experience fundraising for nonprofits and congregations to his work in stewardship. He loves to talk about the beautiful intersection of money and meaning.
Davey designed these workshops for clergy and lay leaders. These presentations and materials were relevant for congregations and ministries of all sizes.
Together, we learned some best practices and tools to make this year's pledge campaigns successful, develop skills on navigating some of the difficult conversations about money and meaning, and share what our leaders were doing in congregational pledge campaigns. TENS is here to help you. We are grateful for its ministry in the Episcopal church.
We chose TENS to partner with us to look at creative ways to navigate these uncertain times. The result was a deeply collaborative partnership developing a robust stewardship program which included relationship building, online giving, virtual auctions and galas and “hybrid” stewardship campaigns. These programs have been extremely well received and are actively being used here in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Working together with Davey at TENS was and is a pure joy!
We find the pledge resources easy to implement and effective, ready to download and run with just a little customization. The consulting we have received from Davey has pushed us to create more impactful materials and to tweak our messaging about fundraising to engage our members. I and several members of my congregation have participated in TENS conferences and trainings over the years, and our stewardship efforts show results for this investment. I am grateful to be in partnership with TENS, and for its leadership in fundraising for The Episcopal Church.