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3 Ways Mobile Donations Will Benefit Your Ministry

You have been contemplating the idea of accepting mobile donations at your church, but you still have a few questions. How exactly will mobile giving technology benefit your ministry? What improvements will you see firsthand? Let’s take a look at three ways mobile apps directly — and positively — impact church giving.

Less Counting, Faster Deposits

Does your team ever get tired of sorting through cash and checks during or after every service? Wouldn’t it be much easier if those tithes and offerings traveled directly into your church’s bank account instead?

With mobile donations, that is a very real possibility. If you enable your parishioners to make their gifts through a church giving app, that money can arrive in your bank account by the next business day. That means your team will spend less time collecting and counting donations, and no one will have to visit your bank to deposit the funds.

You also won’t run the risk of the money getting lost or stolen. Unfortunately, that is a real concern for many churches. The less time it takes to get the money from your churchgoers and into your bank account, the better off you’ll be.

Reach People Outside of Sunday Service

As much as you would love to see every single member of your congregation in church every week, you know that it isn’t always possible. Families go on vacation. They visit other churches. Sometimes they get stuck at home due to weather, illness, or injury. Normally, their absence would cause a dip in your church giving. But church giving apps can take care of that problem.

No matter where your parishioners are, they likely have their mobile phone by their side. According to Pew Research Center:

90% of American adults own a cell phone

29% of cell phone users say they can’t imagine living without their device

44% of mobile phone owners sleep with their phone next to their bed

If your parishioners get in the habit of making their tithes and offerings through an app, they will continue to do so even when they aren’t physically present. Some of your members may even give throughout the week simply because they can.

Increase Church Giving By 20-30%

Since you are considering new church giving technology, you likely have one end goal in mind: increasing tithes and offerings. You want to have your finances in order so you can grow your church and watch your ministry flourish.

You will be happy to know, then, that mobile apps can directly improve your bottom line. We have it on good authority from churches across the country that accepting donations using the Givelify app leads to increases of 20-30%. They have even reported seeing these increases during times when they typically see decreases.

Adding a church giving app to your fundraising process will bring about positive changes for your ministry. The only thing left to do is sign up and get started.

About the Author

Allison has a passion for charitable giving and believes that small acts of kindness can make the world a better place. She uses her web content and social media expertise to guide churches and nonprofits through the mobile fundraising process.

Allison Weaver