3 Reasons Every Church Should Offer Giving Online

3 Reasons Every Church Should Offer Giving Online Tools for giving online have been around for many years but, suddenly, nearly every church recognized the need for digital options. Why? Almost overnight, 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent church closures revealed the importance of offering a way to give when the doors are closed. Churches that could no longer meet in…
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How Do You Thank a Donor? Include These 4 Tactics.

How Do You Thank a Donor? Include These 4 Tactics. How do you thank a donor? That's a great question because, unfortunately, it's not always done well. To begin with, thanking volunteers and givers sometimes falls to someone with the least amount of knowledge of the value of the gift. Second, rarely is there any guidance as to what makes…
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Do Churches Pay Credit Card Fees?

Do Churches Pay Credit Card Fees? If you’re new to online giving, you may wonder if churches pay credit card fees. The answer is YES … and sometimes NO. Here’s what we mean: When Churches Pay Credit Card Fees Anytime money is transferred with a credit or debit card, various entities involved in the transaction do charge fees. You don’t…
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2021 Church Giving Trends

2021 Church Giving Trends Guess what?! 2021 church giving trends aren’t all gloom and doom! Take a look at where the path has taken us this year … and what we’re seeing that’s new. Post-COVID Generosity If you’ve been wondering how other churches fared through and post-COVID, State of the Plate reports some good news about church giving trends. For…
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What Does Donor Stewardship Mean?

What Does Donor Stewardship Mean? Donor stewardship is the process of building relationships with donors after they give a gift. It aids in stewarding givers to grow in the spiritual discipline of giving. Initially, the term referred solely to the way nonprofits retain donors and turn them into ongoing supporters. The strategy essentially provides a communications plan to keep donors…
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How to Accept Donations Online for Your Church

How to Accept Donations Online for Your Church 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…
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Church Credit Card Processing Simplified

Church Credit Card Processing Simplified If there’s one thing everyone agrees on, it’s that credit card processing is complicated. Fortunately, the way church credit card processing works is generally no different than in other industries. All organizations that process financial transactions face the same basic structure of payment processing. But it’s the individual practices of some of the players in…
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Seeking the Best Church Giving Software? Ask These Questions

Seeking the Best Church Giving Software? Ask These Questions Whether you’re looking to replace your current church giving software or you’re looking into online giving for your church for the first time, you’ll improve the experience if you go into it forearmed. It's important to know your needs and set goals in place prior to your search. Comparing platforms can…
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Inspire Tithes and Offerings Online with Visual Ministry Designations

Inspire Tithes and Offerings Online with Visual Ministry Designations Is there a way to teach givers about the difference in tithes and offerings online? Dave Ramsey says, “Like llamas and alpacas, tithes and offerings are often grouped together, but they’re definitely not the same thing. A tithe is a specific amount (10% of your income) that you give first, and…
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The Best Options in Mobile Giving for Churches

The Best Options in Mobile Giving for Churches Mobile giving for churches is a hot topic right now. Everywhere you look, people are on their phones. So it makes sense that churches would wonder how important mobile should be in their overall online giving strategy. Mobile devices accounted for approximately half of Internet traffic across the globe in 2019, and…
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