Text-to-give for churches could prove highly beneficial for modern tech-savvy congregations. After all, leaders need to keep up with the latest social trends to optimize their donation initiatives - a crucial aspect of managing a church community. Specifically, more individuals are keying in the convenience of their smartphones - with over 80% of the world population using smartphones.

Additionally, over 46% of mobile users spend 5-6 hours on their phones daily. Therefore, an effective church giving model could leverage the rising trend of mobile use. Text-to-give, an emerging fundraising technology, makes it convenient for donors to contribute from the comforts of their handheld devices. eGiving options have proven to increase overall donations by as much as 26%.

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With a text-to-give platform, leaders can further enhance online giving for churches, driving donations through texting, one of the most popular modes of communication among church members. Donors can set up their first gift in a matter of seconds and send subsequent donations with a single text.

According to a US bank study, 76% of people do not have more than $50 on them at any given time. Text-to-give offers a more convenient donation method, ideal for churchgoers who do not carry checks and cash.

Text-to-give platforms allow donors to choose their preferred donation method with peace of mind. For example, donors may opt for recurring tithes distributed directly to their church account or specific one-time offerings at their convenience - all straight from their text-to-give platform.

With a highly accessible and simple solution such as text-to-give, your members will be more inspired to give any time, from home, at a church event, or even out of the country.

How Text-to-Give for Churches Works

Vanco makes text-to-give for churches seamless for donors and church leaders. Donors can begin their text-to-give journey with a dedicated phone number without complicated hardware setups or app installations. Through Vanco’s intuitive platform, church giving becomes as simple as sending a text.

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Step 1 – Send Text

First-time users begin by sending a text message to their church’s unique 10-digit number (provided by community leaders and representatives). Once the message goes through, they will receive a link to Vanco’s registration page.

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Step 2 – Register

At the registration page, donors fill in their details (i.e., contact information and credit card number) and click “process” to finalize the submission.

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Step 3 – Text to Donate

Upon registration, donors will receive an automated confirmation message (via text and email) from the Vanco team with each contribution. Donors can now text the amount they wish to give and send it via message. Donors may make recurring donations by typing “repeat” in the text box. Additionally, each church donation comes with an emailed receipt for easy documentation.

Text-to-give encourages church members to give freely and conveniently, without incurring special fees. The mobile phone serves as a reliable point of communication between members and the church - with all donations charged through the payment method provided in the registration process.

Reach out to the Vanco team for a free demo of our text-to-give platform and experience a convenient fundraising method that empowers and inspires members!

 

 

Put the Power of Giving in Your Members’ Pockets with Text-to-give.

Make giving as simple as sending a text

  • Support multiple funds through a single phone number
  • Accept one-time or recurring giving
  • Be up and running quickly with your own dedicated local phone number

How It Works

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A Vanco eGiving Consultant will reach out to you to schedule your demo. Want to speak to someone immediately? Give us a call at 855.213.3705.

What Customers Love About Vanco Faith

“GivePlus makes giving easy because everyone has their cellphone at church.”
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church  Chicago, IL

“The consistency of being able to give online certainly has helped collections.”
Victory Baptist Church – Roanoke Rapids, NC

“Best move we have made to help our church for increasing offertory”
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin  New Richmond, WI

Frequently Asked Questions

How do members give by text message?

Your organization is provided with a dedicated, 10-digit number. Text donations are sent to your dedicated, 10-digit number where they are received and processed by Vanco.

How will the church know when a text donation is made?

Text donations will appear on Vanco’s standard processing reports along with all other transactions.

How do members know when their donations are processed?

Members receive immediate confirmation via text and email that their donation was received. After a text donation has been processed, it appears on the member’s credit card or bank statement.

Are members assessed any special fees?

No, but normal text messaging fees from their cell phone carriers may apply.

Are text donations ever charged to a member’s mobile phone bill?

No. Donations are processed using the payment method specified in the member’s online profile. Phone carriers handle only the text message, never any financial information.

With Vanco, your members can choose exactly how & when they want to give

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Boost giving for your church with a mobile app.

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