WHY INCLUDE A GIVING PAGE?
The Giving page is a place where you can promote your church’s eGiving options. How do members set up recurring donations online? Can visitors give during service using their smartphone? Here is where you can talk about that.
As a reminder, this should not be the only place you promote eGiving options. You should be sharing this information during weekly services, church events and in your bulletin as well.
Put your eGiving link in a prominent location on your website so members and visitors can easily find it.
You want this page to be as helpful as possible. Imagine you’re speaking to someone who isn’t familiar with eGiving when you write this page.
Make sure your church website uses a secure connection. It’s easy to do this – you just need an SSL certificate.
Include specific information about these options, such as: The link to your online giving page, where to download the mobile app or the number to use when texting a gift.
Add a link to your Missions page to show people the causes your church supports.
OUR eGIVING OPTIONS
Include information about how members and visitors can contribute to your church’s mission on this page. It is also a good idea to include a note about security to assure donors that eGiving is secure.
Here’s an example of how your church could talk about Vanco’s eGiving and security:
Supporting the church’s mission is as easy as opening your smartphone. Download the Vanco Mobile app, find the church by name and give.
TEXT TO GIVE
Donate to the church by sending a text! Members and visitors can send one-time gifts or set recurring donations via text message to the church number: [XXX.XXX.XXXX].
USE OUR KIOSK
Donate or pay for events in person at the GivePlus Kiosk, which accepts credit and debit cards and instantly emails or prints receipts.
SWIPE TO PAY OR DONATE
Forgot to bring cash or a checkbook? Members and visitors can pay or donate with a swipe of their credit or debit card with the GivePlus Swipe card reader. It’s perfect for events, activities and facility rental fees.
We take protecting the security and privacy of our members’ information very seriously. Our website uses an SSL certificate to ensure a secure connection, and Vanco maintains the highest level of PCI-compliance to protect donations and payments processed through our eGiving tools.
RESOURCE TO PROMOTE eGIVING
We have dozens of resources to help churches promote eGiving, share stories of successes and encourage both members and visitors to contribute. Here are a few of the most helpful resources you can use to craft messages for this page and reach your community: