Churches need more help than ever raising money for everything from building funds to community action projects. Even though members of your congregation often want to contribute, they can get distracted by the chaos in the world. The more difficult it becomes to reach people, the harder churches have to work.
Try using these three ways to increase church giving. They will give you an advantage that helps you reach your financial and spiritual goals.
Use Email and Social Media to Reach Congregants
Don’t rely on your community members to give the church money on Sundays. Some people have schedules that prevent them from attending every service. Others want to support their religious institutions without attending services regularly. If people only have a chance to donate during church, then you will lose contributions from them.
Give your congregation more opportunities to donate by reaching out to them with emails, newsletters, social media posts and other types of communication. You can also use written communication to describe why your church needs donations. Some people will feel more generous when they see how you plan to use their money.
Make Church Giving as Easy as Possible
The vast majority of people carry less than $50 in cash on a regular basis. Even fewer walk around with their checkbooks. You know what everyone has in their pockets, though? Smartphones.
You can make it easier for members of your community to donate money by using a mobile giving app like Givelify. Givelify uses a simple interface that lets people donate any amount of money to your church building fund. The money that gets donated today automatically gets deposited in your account tomorrow.
You can even use Givelify’s online dashboard to track donations by donors and fundraising campaigns. Since it integrates with your church’s financial management software, you get an accurate record for your files.
Host Events That Encourage Fellowship
Hosting events gives you a chance to remind people that your church needs money to grow. Events that encourage fellowship are even more likely to work, because people tend to donate money when they see their peers give.
Bringing people together on a weeknight or weekend afternoon strengthens your community. If people feel like your church plays a prominent role in their lives, then they will want to donate more.
Churches rely on the generosity of families to pay bills, maintain buildings, and expand. By following these three tips, you can increase the amount of money that gets added to your church building fund. Every extra dollar counts.