Online giving for church is all about providing a safe and easy way to contribute to the church from the comfort of your home or wherever you have access to the internet. It also allows you to make contributions to the church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations, this will allow you make recurring or one-time donations to special causes at anytime. Your Anonymous donations are only tracked for tax and security purposes, you can easily Sign Up for a New Account and complete your initial account registration using the church online donation software or website.
Why online giving is the best for you:
- Financial planning allows you to adjust your schedule payday with the contributions you give to the church
- You can make your donation anonymously
- No need to write checks or use cash for the money collection basket
- It allows you to give donations even if you can’t attend the church weekly programs or Mass.
- You can change the amount you want to give at anytime.
- If you don’t have a credit cards or debit cards, you can use your bank account.
- All your personal information will be handled privately and secured, without intermediaries.
The Benefits of online giving to the church:
- The payment of tithes will increase due to regular and easy contributions of the people.
- Church does not have to pay special fees to cash checks.
- It will be easier to calculate the amount of donation received online.
- The church parish will be able to generate report for tax return.
- People from all around the world can easily give to the church.
- It keeps the church financial information safe and secured.
- It will allow the church to better serve the community.
Common questions and Answers about Online Giving/Donation:
Below are the most common questions people ask. If you have any more questions feel free to use the comment section below.
What is church Online Donation?
Online giving or donation is a direct payment program where the contribution is automatically transferred from your bank account, checkbook, savings or credit card account to the bank account of the church.
What are the Other advantages of Online Donate?
It facilitates management commitment, even if you can not attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to the church. it helps the church to save money and improve your budget!
How will the money be deducted from my account?
Once you complete the online registration form, the amount you specify is automatically transferred from your bank account to the bank account of the church. Your E-contribution will be taken on the date you specify in the online website donation form. Your Electronic contributions are documented in your bank statement as well as your online reports.
Can I give different amounts of offerings/tithes and request to be deducted at different dates?
You can request to donate different offerings at different dates and time; However, you have to do each one separately. You will receive a receipt for each.
What types of bank credit card can i use?
You can give online using your MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express card.
Can I use a debit card?
You can use a debit check card from Visa or MasterCard, but some debit cards might not be accepted in some online donation website or software due to the sensitivity of securely requesting a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Are there any fees involved with giving online?
Not to you. You will not pay any fees with an online giving. In addition, online gifts are a more cost efficient way for the church to process donations.
What if i changed my bank?
Enroll and update your bank information in the church online giving portal website.
What are the risk of giving online?
There is no risk involve. It is more safer than writing checks or bring cash to the church. Your Electronic contributions can never be lost, stolen or destroyed and have a high percentage of accuracy. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen. The security of the system is continually managed by the church.
What if I no longer want to donate online?
You can cancel your authorization by removing accounts and dates of donations.
How do I register for online giving for my church?
Got your church donation portal/website, complete the registration form and select the donations including the amount you would like to donate and information from your credit card or debit card. It’s that easy!
Can I make a one-time contribution?
Yes. The system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution. For a one-time contribution, you can designate that the contribution should be made immediately or, for both one-time and recurring contributions, you can schedule the contributions to come out of your bank account on the date(s) specified by you.?
What if I want to set-up a recurring giving, what are my options?
For recurring giving, you have the option of giving weekly or once a month.
Can I change my personal information or or cancel my contribution?
Yes. You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next contribution. Simply log in to the system using your user name and password and make the necessary changes in the church sites.
How To Support Your Church Through Online Giving
This service is a safe and easy way for members to support the ministry and other important projects. It is also a way to give your tithes and offering easily, individuals can always support the church by a single contribution or you can also set up a recurring contribution. Follow the three easy steps below:
1. Go to your church website online donation giving portal
2. Create a user name and password
3. Provides contact details and bank or credit / debit cards.
Indicate the amount, frequency (once or recurring) and the purpose of the contribution.
I hope you find this article useful if you want to know more about giving to the church, you can check out this article that talks about what God says about it Here