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Church Giving Doesn’t Have to Be Hard. Read These 5 Tips.

You may have heard about some modern methods of church giving, like mobile apps and text-to-give. You may have even thought that they sound far too complicated. But it actually isn’t as difficult as you think. Church giving apps are actually the most easy-to-use options for donating to places of worship.

Getting a Church Giving App

To get a church giving app, the only requirement is that you have an iPhone or Android smartphone. All you have to do is download the app from the App Store or Google Play. Many of these apps, such as Givelify, are completely free to download and use.

Once the app is on your device, you can give to your church from anywhere, at any time.

Setting Home and Favorites

Who has time to search for their church every time they want to give? To bypass that step, church giving apps allow you to set a home church and favorites.

Once you have your favorite ministries saved, you can pull them up easily and make a donation in a matter of seconds.

Give Quickly and Easily

80% of online donations which take longer than 30 seconds to complete are abandoned before they’re submitted. Why would online donations take so long? The main reason is that they require donors to fill out long forms with their personal information prior to giving. This takes up far too much time, and of course people get frustrated and give up.

With church giving apps, you don’t need to constantly enter login information just to give. In fact, you will only have to log in and provide your payment information once. From that point on, the information will be saved and you will be able to donate in just a few taps. It doesn’t get any faster or easier than that.

Year-End Tax Reporting

One of the most taxing parts of doing your taxes is looking through your financial records to find every charitable donation you have made in the past year. But if you use a church giving app like Givelify, that work will already be done for you.

At the end of the year, a record of all of your donations — and who you made them to — will be sent to you automatically. You can also find this information in the app itself, by looking at your giving history.

Immediate Receipts

If you want to know right away that your donation was successful, church giving apps will give you that information. After giving through the app, you will get an immediate donation receipt that shows the amount you gave. You won’t have to wait; it will happen instantly.

Mobile giving has never been easier, and if you aren’t using an app for your church giving, you are missing out.

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