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What You Should Know About Donation Apps

Donation apps for churches are relatively new, so you likely still don’t know all there is to know about the technology. This information will help you better understand how donation apps work, and the benefits they can have for your place of worship.

No Development Time or Costs for Your Church

Your church wants to modernize and add more advanced giving options, but developing donation apps and other giving technology takes manpower and money that you simply do not have to spare.

But did you know that you can use third party donation apps for your place of worship? You will not have to hire developers or pay for technical support, because the work has already been done. The only cost involved in using an app like Givelify for your church is a small transaction fee. No setup costs. No monthly charges. Plus, the app is free for your members to download.

Your church no longer has to do without. By using third party donation apps, you can get all the added convenience of mobile giving without expending time and funds of your own.

Automatic and Accurate Accounting

Your finance team puts in a lot of time and effort to make sure the church’s accounting is done correctly and efficiently. They count cash and checks, track the information in church software, and carry funds to the bank for deposit. But wouldn’t it be nice if their workload could be significantly decreased?

With donation apps, that is now possible. When your members give through an app, the donation information is automatically tracked on a web dashboard. This donor and offering information can be accessed 24 hours a day by your staff, so they can simply watch the funds roll in.

Best of all, funds given through donation apps are automatically deposited into your bank account. This lightens the burden for your team, as they have less physical money to count and deposit in the bank.

Donation Apps Are Safe and Secure

One common misconception about mobile payments and donations are that they lack security. But this could not be farther from the truth. In fact, financial transactions through donation apps are just as safe and secure as using a debit card for online shopping — an activity that most people today do without a second thought. According to a survey by S&P Global Market Intelligence:

73% of those surveyed use mobile apps to pay bills

41% use apps on their device to shop in retail stores

23% use mobile payment apps to transfer money to their friends

Since more and more people are getting comfortable with using their mobile devices to make payments and purchases, they will have no trouble giving to your place of worship using their phones. You and your members can rest assured that they are in good hands while using donation apps to give to your church.

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