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4 Reasons Why People Love Mobile Giving for Churches

Parishioners love using mobile giving to donate to places of worship. Let’s take a look at four of the biggest reasons behind their appreciation for the technology.

No Need To Carry Cash or Checks

How much cash do you currently have in your wallet? When was the last time you wrote a check? If you are like most Americans, you rarely carry either. According to a survey by Princeton Survey Research Associates International:

78% of Americans carry less than $50 in cash

49% only carry $20 or less

9% don’t carry any cash at all

But without cash or checks, how can you give during service? Well, if the place of worship doesn’t offer any options besides the offering plate, you can’t. Since your parishioners likely don’t carry cash on a regular basis, they probably would prefer not to need to. Why make them use cash during service when they don’t have to use it for anything else?

With mobile giving, a lack of cash or checks would be a non issue. Parishioners can simply pull out their smartphone and give within a few taps. You won’t have to worry about anyone forgetting to stop by the ATM, or leaving their checkbook at home. Isn’t that a much better way?

Mobile Giving From Anywhere, At Anytime

Your parishioners would love to attend every service, but sometimes life gets in the way. Whether they go on vacation, are forced to stay home due to illness, or get snowed in on Sunday morning, they occasionally have to miss a service.

Worse yet, being absent can sometimes mean that you don’t receive their offering. But churchgoers who use Givelify know that mobile giving can make this problem go away.

With mobile giving, donors can make offerings from anywhere at any time. Even if they can’t be physically present, they can still give to your place of worship.

Increased Church Giving

Churchgoers aren’t the only ones who love mobile giving. Church leaders and administrative teams also appreciate the perks that mobile giving brings.

One major benefit is increased giving. According to various Givelify member churches, adding mobile giving has resulted in a 20-30% increase in donations. Wouldn’t you like to see an increase like that at your place of worship?

Less Behind-the-Scenes Work

Generally, more giving results in more work for your team after the offering plate is passed. It takes a lot of time and effort to count the cash and checks that have been dropped in the plate. And after that, someone has to take all of that money to the bank and make a deposit.

With mobile giving, your team can skip all of that hassle — or at least not add to it. As soon as the donations are made using your giving app, the money will head directly to your bank and arrive by the next business day. No counting. No possibility of lost funds or mishaps.

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