19 Apr How to Make Giving Easier Than Ever
Giving used to be easy. Well, okay, maybe not easy, but there certainly weren’t as many options to give. For hundreds of years churches around the country would pass the offering plate and people in the church would donate in cash. This process changed little with the advent of checks, and even when credit and debit cards came onto the scene, people still had the patience to fill out forms and drop their checks or credit card information into the plate. Today, most people, no matter their age, no longer carry cash or a checkbook and are more worried about their credit card information than ever.
As technology accelerates forward and security has risen as a top of mind issue, people want easier, more secure ways to give. So, what can you pair with a donation plate that will make every generation in your church happy with their options? One way to go is to implement an all in one giving platform. Here are three reasons to consider a platform that incorporates text and online giving along with church-wide communication at the press of a button.
Choosing a platform that incorporates both online and text giving streamlines the sign-up process and ensures that your team doesn’t have to bounce between two systems, trying to match up donor data in multiple databases. Combining these systems prevents a giant headache on the administrative side and gives your team more time to focus on other areas of your ministry or organization. What’s more, using only one vendor provides givers with peace of mind about their donations since they know exactly what portal to use.
Make sure to choose an all in one platform that has security at the top of its priority list. You want to choose a solution that’s PCI compliant, and that helps your organization stay compliant as well. Combining text and online giving in one platform allows your donors to enter sensitive information only once instead of multiple times and makes it more likely that no matter how or when they’re moved to give, their information is already preloaded and ready for them to make a donation.
Flexibility & Stability
A giving platform that incorporates both text and online giving allows for both flexible giving during a particular call to action (such as for a particular campaign) with something as simple as a text. While it also allows donors to set up monthly or weekly amounts to give through an online portal. This helps ensure that both event-based giving and steady month to month donations can both come off without a hitch. Making it easy for your donors and giving your staff a better handle on the financial state of your organization.
Giving is a mindful act of the heart. Leverage technology to enable your members to give. Talk to a mobileAxept team member today to take the headaches out of tracking, securing, and soliciting donations.