If you’re wondering how to accept donations online, it’s likely that 2020’s mandated church closings brought a stark realization to your church:
If we can’t meet, how will we collect tithes and offerings?
Accept Donations Online with an Online Giving Solution
Obviously, you need some kind of “system,” but where do you start? There are many different kinds of online giving platforms available. They range from simple giving processors to comprehensive donor management solutions that automate everything for you.
Churches often start at the low end of this spectrum hoping to save money and keep things “simple.” They need 1) an AFFORDABLE system that was 2) designed for the CHURCH in order to accept donations online. But inevitably, they find that they need MORE.
First, they realize that reconciliation with the bank is really hard. Then they see that they need a giving experience that doesn’t scare givers off. (It’s a thing!) Next, they wish their systems would integrate with each other.
The Best Giving Systems Helps Churches, Givers and Leaders
But don’t be put off by those concerns! Your best bet is working with an online giving provider that makes it simple for YOU and YOUR GIVERS. One that takes on all the responsibility and automates everything. And, most importantly, one that does this with no monthly fees.
Guidelines for Finding the Solution that Covers all Your Bases
To ensure you find the system that’s right for you to be able to accept donations online, we recommend that you:
Speak with more than one vendor. Find out what makes it different than other systems. Ask for referrals and details about onboarding to their system.
Demo several solutions.
How Vision2 Operates Differently
Here are just a few of the things that make Vision2 different:
Our Financial Structure Vision2 was created from the ground up to operate in a completely new way. Our unique relationship with the bank enables us to quickly give you your funds, automate reconciliation, and eliminate giving limits.
We also made the considerable investment required to become a payment processor. This allows us to transact gifts directly — without a middle man — to save churches money. It gives you ownership and visibility at every step of processing. This allows us to protect your givers.
Our Accounting Processes and Safeguards Vision2 is the only giving solution that brings all your giving management functionality under one roof. It speaks your accounting software’s language for integrated processing. And it includes an audit trail that protects your ministry against fraud and error.
Our Managed Services Accepting donations online can only be simple in every aspect if there’s someone on the other end taking care of every detail for you. That includes helping you with messaging for your launch, your giving page, your acknowledgment emails and more. It means we’re correcting any issues during the payment lifecycle before you even know there’s a problem, say, at the bank.