One of the most frequent questions we get from churches and nonprofits considering adding online giving options is whether e-Giving is growing the donation plate, or just replacing cash and check donations that would come in anyway.
It’s a good question, and in the early days of electronic giving it was harder to make that distinction. But data now shows that online giving is growing at a much faster rate than overall giving.
How is this adding to the donation plate rather than replacing it?
The speedy growth of online giving points to its popularity among donors. Givers like online and mobile giving options because of convenience and control over the receipt for proof to the IRS about the donation. Some givers also like to funnel most expenditures through rewards cards to get miles and other benefits.
What many churches already using e-Giving want to know is:
The success strategies of churches crushing the average
We have many clients who have found the right combination of outreach and electronic giving tools and are enjoying significant benefits to the donation plate. There are many lessons to borrow from these early adopters and you might be surprised at how non-technical the solutions are. Things like….
Here are some additional tips in our new case study, where eGiving has grown to a large percentage of the donation plate at this thriving church!
If you have not yet presented members with electronic payment options, you want to know – what is this going to do for us?
The data shows e-Giving is growing and it’s growing the donation plate. What’s holding you back? Here’s a guide that answers frequently asked questions about what it’s like to launch and manage e-Giving.
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