The Super Bowl has come and gone, and last week you were probably watching all the ads released online. But the world of mobile giving for churches and nonprofits kept on turning. Catch up on all the latest news and resources with the Givelify Mobile Giving Weekly. Subscribe now to get it delivered right to your email inbox every week.
Every Monday we hand-pick the top five stories from the previous week and give you the Monday Mobile Giving Roundup. Here are the best of the best from last week.
Mobile Ministry Trends for 2015
A few years ago, we looked at several mobile trends for pastors and thought it time to update some of what was discussed. In that past article we broke down those trends into three categories (devices, services, and experiences) and will take a similar approach into updating our viewpoints. The hope is that you’ll get a better grasp of the technologies and behaviors that can empower ministers in 2015 and beyond.
Mobile Trend #1: Devices
If you were to listen to a lot of media today, you’d think that there were only smartphones and tablets. And to a large extent, there is over-riding preference for those devices. However, it’s where smartphones and tablets land in 2015 that might offer surprises.
Read more on Church Tech Today
How to Get Your Current Donors to Give You 40% More
What would it look like if you raised 40% more from your current donors? Let’s run the numbers:
What if you are raising right now – say, $100k a year – and it comes from a group of about 700 donors. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could raise $140k from those same 700 donors?
Or what if are you raising right now $1,000,000 – and it comes from 2000 donors each year. Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring in $1,400,00 without a whole lot of extra work?
I like that math, don’t you? So let’s make that happen for you!
Read more on Fired Up Fundraising
Givelify Donation App: Your Questions Answered
In a previous blog post, we answered many questions churches and nonprofit organizations have asked about the Givelify donation app. Now let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions donors have about using the app to give.
Is the Givelify Donation App Safe?
Givelify goes above and beyond to safeguard all personal and payment information. We use industry-reviewed, military-grade encryption standards to protect all confidential and sensitive data at point of collection, during transmission and while at rest.
Data transmission to and from Givelify servers is protected via sophisticated cryptographic methods including SSL.
Read more on the Givelify blog
4 Myths About Online Giving
As the Director of Business Development for a faith-based online and mobile giving provider, I spend most of my days talking with pastors and church leaders about the ways in which technology can transform the “giving culture” at their churches.
During these conversations, I am often struck by how hesitant many church leaders are to engage with digital giving tools. Despite the fact that less than 7% of transactions in the United States are conducted via cash and check, many thousands of churches continue to count on cash and check donations for 100% of their annual budget.
Even more frustrating is the fact that so many of the “objections” raised toward online giving are not really objections as well. They’re simple misunderstandings about the nature, cost, and impact of online giving. I call them “myths” because I believe there is a clear and compelling answer to each one of them. Here are some of the most common ones I’ve heard. Do any of them sound familiar?
Read more on ChurchMag
Why Savvy Nonprofits Are Dumping QuickBooks™ and Moving to the Cloud
Believe it or not, your organization is about to be part of an enormous wave of change in the next few years.
That’s because, if you’re like a lot of nonprofits, you’re using an on premise accounting application. And most likely that on premise solution is QuickBooks.
Fundraisers are embracing the speed, mobility and flexibility delivered through the cloud. But take a look around and you’ll see that most business offices are still using outdated accounting systems—though this is rapidly changing. Within a few years, your on premise accounting system will likely be as old hat as cassette tapes and roll-up car windows. You will be driven into the world of the cloud, like it or not, and there are a few key factors that will guide you there.
Read more on npEngage