In preparation for the largest giving season of the year, we put together a checklist to make sure you’re digital giving presence is on point. Don’t forget, 31% of all charitable giving happens in December, so don’t take this lightly.
Digital giving portals are a must, they provide a mobile responsive page for donors to contribute digital gifts through credit card or ACH. If you don’t have a giving portal, we’ve got a tried and true digital giving suite we think you’ll like.
1. Set up your digital giving portal.
To begin, register for free here, then when inside your dashboard you’ll see a module drop down with with “Giving” inside it. Once in the giving module, click “Add Bank & Legal” this creates your processing account. When you’re done with that, you’re ready to accept donations! Learn more about the setup process here.
2. Set up your text-to-give number.
With Church Base, text-to-give is free, unlike most giving suites. Once inside “Manage Churches” you can click “generate number” under the church you’d like to get set up on text-to-give.
Add your text-to-give number to your app, projector graphics (we offer free graphics here), and any print medium you use to encourage giving.
3. Add your digital giving url to your app & website.
You can find your giving url inside your Church Base dashboard by going to “Website Widget” on the left. Once you have your URL send them to your professional church app designer and your web admin. You may also use the short link (churchbase.gifts/ID) where you change the ID with the ID of your church (listed on the donor url.
4. Test your digital giving.
Before you push out the giving portals to your congregation, always test the url, kiosk, and text to give with a $5 gift. Just to make sure everything’s working correctly and setup right.
You’re ready to rock and roll!
Host your Christmas services confident that you did all you could to give people options when donating this season!