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Mobile Donations: Replace Your Wallet With Your Phone

Who needs to carry cash when you can pay for just about anything using a credit or debit card? Why keep your wallet full of money just to give to churches and charities, when you can use your phone to make mobile donations instead?

No Need To Carry Cash

How often do you actually have cash in your wallet? If you are like most Americans, you rarely carry paper bills. 50% of Americans only carry $20 or less in their wallet, and 9% don’t carry any cash at all. The habit of carrying a full wallet is beginning to fade away, because most people now pay for goods and services using credit or debit cards. Many are now even using their phones to pay at the checkout line, thanks to mobile payment options like Apple Pay.

Unfortunately, this lack of cash can cause a real problem when you attend church services or nonprofit fundraisers. What if you want to give $100, but only have $5 in your wallet? What if you forgot to stop by the ATM and don’t have any cash at all? You may make a mental note to make up for it next week or send a check in the mail, but forgetfulness often gets in the way. With your busy schedule and so many things on your mind, you may never even realize that you didn’t give.

The Convenience of Modern Technology

Modern technology has made carrying cash and checkbooks almost entirely obsolete. You can shop online using your smartphone. You can do banking using your smartphone. You can transfer money to a friend or family member using your smartphone.

Why should giving to charity or your place of worship be any different? Why should you be forced to bring cash to church or fundraisers in order to give?

Thankfully, you have an alternative: using an app to make mobile donations.

Mobile Donations Using Your Smartphone

Giving has never been more convenient, thanks to smartphones. Rather than bothering with cash, you can simply pull out your phone and make mobile donations in a matter of seconds. Finally,  you can make donations in the same way you shop and do your banking.

No more trips to the ATM to make sure you have enough cash for the offering plate at church. No more mailing checks to your favorite charity. No more missed giving opportunities. In just a few taps on your smartphone, you can give on the spot and move on to the next thing on your hectic schedule.

With such an effortless and beautiful giving option available to you, why would you ever go back to stocking your wallet with cash?

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