Online giving is a growing trend for generosity and stewardship in churches. Some are receiving over 50% of their offerings online and seeing an increase of 15-20% in giving. Consider the debit card only option to save on processing fees.
Integrates with Churchteams Contributions
When donors click to give online, or on the date of their recurring donation, contributions are posted into the church's bank account. At the same time, they are credited to the donor's giving record in Churchteams. When Sunday's offering is entered, church's have the option to run the summary with or without the online giving for that week. This report includes amount and percentages by contribution method enabling you to track online giving weekly.
Split Designations To Multiple Funds
Many people want to give online and split the designation into multiple funds. Our unique software allows donors to split their donations between designated funds. The designations are credited to their giving immediately as indicated above.
Partnership with Ardent Giving Solutions
A lot goes on behind the scenes to track and process online contributions. There are relationships with banks and payment processing companies. We chose to partner with Ardent because of their years of experience in the payment processing industry, their approach to pricing and their commitment to bringing the best possible value to churches. For more information and to get started in setting up your online giving, call (877) 505-3260 or click here for more information.
Debit Card Only Option
Ardent was the first company to offer the debit only option and brought that option to the market. This allows a church to use this approach to reinforce principles of debt management. Because there are no rewards points associated with debit cards, it also ensures a larger percentage of the offering going to the church. Credit cards and ACH are also options the church can use.
Ardent will give you greater details, but the distinctives we liked are the option to use debit cards only and wholesale pricing. This means the percentage taken out of each transaction is based on the reward percentages required by each card. That way savings go to the church rather than the processing company or the donor management software.
- No setup fees.
- Annual compliance fee of $179.
- Monthly fee of $39.
- Transaction fees as low as $1.23 per $100 with debit card transactions. Lesser percentage with larger transactions.
- We can process any type of card, but debit card only has benefits many churches prefer.
- Ardent article in Worship Facilities Magazine on 2011 debit card rate change.
Ardent will provide you with ideas and materials for church-wide communication based on the best practices of other churches.