Communications

Optimize Internal Communication for Maximum Impact

Internal communication affects your ministry’s external impact more dramatically than you might realize. If you want what emerges on the outside to be compelling, then you should strengthen your internal communication by practicing healthy habits.

Branding

10 Short Ministry and Church Branding Tips

1. You are always building or eroding your brand, even if you don’t intend to do so.2. Branding is much more than a logo, tag line or website. These are merely identity assets.3. A primary goal of branding should be to initiate, cultivate, facilitate and influence conversations.

Communications

7 Signs It’s Time to Overhaul Your Ministry or Church Website

This is the first post in a series on how to add value to your brand through your website.Your website is your ministry’s new front door. Think of it as your online curb appeal.It tells people that you’re either open for business or nobody’s home.

Communications

4 Secret Tips For Rocking Your Whiteboard

At Resonate, there’s a method to our creative and strategic madness.And today we’re giving you an exclusive peek at a Resonate secret weapon for fostering strategic, creative, and team collaboration. Think of it as a behind-the-scenes tour of our top-secret branding, marketing and communications laboratory.

Communications

How to Keep Your Team from Going Adrift

It happened . . . somehow, you lost your way. Team members have jumped ship, and you’re sailing right past your ministry goals. Despite robust vision and mission statements, your ministry seems to be floating adrift.‍What went wrong?‍

Communications

The Importance of Values Over Ministry Trends

It is relatively easy to create and set trends in ministry these days. It can be as simple as starting a new program for discipleship or changing the style of worship that stretches your people.

Communications

Ministry Branding DNA Convergence—Core Values, Competencies and Passions

Communications

Lean Into What You Love

Communications

Listen & Hear What Your Team Isn’t Saying

Communications

Technology Should NOT be a Substitute for Meaningful Human Interaction

Communications

Ministry Leaders: Try Whoa for a Change

Communications

Feeling Overwhelmed by Ministry Communications?

Communications

5 Ways to Keep your Meetings from Wasting Everyone’s Time

Communications

Ministry Communication Commandment: Thou Shalt Know Thyself

Communications

7 Ways to Get Unstuck

Design

Give Your Poor Logo a Break (Part One)

Design

Give Your Poor Logo a Break (Part Two)

Branding

Why You Need a Brand Lab and a Wild-Eyed Mad Scientist

Communications

14 Urges Leaders Should Resist Every Day

Creative

Three Ways Not to Short-Circuit the Creative Process

Ministry

The Difference Between Your Ministry Identity and Your Ministry Logo . . . and Why It Matters

Best Practices

5 MORE Secret Tips For Rocking Your Whiteboard

Momentum

9 Steps to Slingshot Your Ministry to the Next Level

Branding

Online Transparency Versus True Colors

Creative

9 Ways to Find Your Creative Jam

Social Media

20 Quick Tips to Help You Engage More Effectively on Twitter

Online

50 Simple Ways to Advance Your Ministry on the Internet

Branding

Is There a Difference Between a Logo and an Identity?

Church

5 Keys to Sharing a Vision that Resonates with Your Church or Ministry

Tips

20 Ways to Cultivate Resonance in Your Connections and Relationships

Branding

Great Marketing 101: Starbucks, Smoothies and One Great Barista

Branding

Why You Should Kill Your Vision and Mission Statements

Communications

Three Layers of a Total Church Communications Strategy

Plenty of churches communicate well, at least in one aspect of communications. What we often lack, however, is a comprehensive and cohesive total church communications strategy.

Branding

Your Ministry Brand Needs Soft Power

Hard power is pretty straightforward in that it is coercive and largely based on military might and economic strength. On the other hand, soft power represents the non-coercive side of influence.

Church

27 Church Leadership Conversations to Cultivate the Giving Spirit and Optimize the Giving Season

Rather than jumping aboard the sleigh full of hype, the Resonate team genuinely helps your church leadership discern where to focus your generosity efforts. One solid snowball packs a lot more punch than 10 handfuls of sludge.

Best Practices

24 Nonprofit Leadership Conversations to Cultivate the Giving Spirit and Optimize the Giving Season

Your nonprofit faces unique challenges when it comes to raising funds. Not to incite rivalry … but churches have built-in weekly gatherings and a tithe mandated by Scripture (okay, maybe some friendly competition is in good fun!). 

Leadership

22 Keys to a Life-Giving (As Opposed to Soul-Sucking) Team Meeting

There are days (Don’t count them. Instant downer.) when it feels like your life revolves around meetings. And let’s be real. Years back, your family asked you why you wanted to go into this, you didn’t say “because business meetings just...complete me.”