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When Was the Last Time You Wrote a Check for Anything?

What method do you use for making payments or donations? Do you still write checks, or have you — like most Americans — moved on to better, faster, and more convenient technology? With technology changing so much so quickly, it’s time to look into using a mobile giving app for church and charity donations.

Checks Are On Their Way Out

Cash and checks are the traditional means of making payments or giving to church and charity. But in today’s society, most people avoid using these outdated methods. According to the Federal Reserve, check payments have been cut in half since 2003. If you are like 74% of Americans, you write at most one check per month.

As recently as 1990, checks made up 64% of payments. But now that percentage has decreased to just 15%, and credit and debit cards are the most popular payment method. Why are so many people leaving checks behind? The answer is clear: online and mobile giving is easier than writing a check to the church.

Modern Technology Is Here

As technology advances, more and more people make use of modern methods to make payments and donations. Debit cards, online banking, and mobile apps have made checks all but obsolete.  Why would you take the time to write out a check when you can swipe a card or tap your phone in a fraction of the time?

If you commonly make donations to places of worship or charitable causes, you likely have been frustrated at the lack of these new options. After all, you can use your phone to do nearly all of your banking and shopping, so why should you have to break out the checkbook just to make a donation?

Thankfully, nonprofits and churches are beginning to realize that people like you are not too fond of their outdated giving methods. They have begun working to create a better, faster giving experience for their supporters by using mobile giving app technology.

Fast, Easy Giving With a Mobile Giving App

Does your church or favorite charity have a mobile giving app? If they do offer this technology, you likely already know how much better the giving experience can be. But if your preferred organization does not offer a mobile giving app, let them know how adding the technology can benefit not only their organization, but supporters like you as well.

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