By now, like most parishes, you’ve seen a decrease in your collections due to the restrictions in place from the Coronavirus pandemic. At a time when passing the collection plate during mass isn’t an option, using Abundant™ through PDS will provide multiple ways for your parishioners to continue giving. And with Abundant being fully integrated with PDS, your staff will be able to manage your collections easier, even while working from home.
Parishioners can give whenever they want from wherever they are
Abundant allows your parishioners to give online, via text, or through the mobile app from anywhere at any time.
Using online giving or giving through the Abundant mobile app in PDS, they can give one-time gifts or set up recurring donations, manage their gifts, and even view their online giving history. Through text giving, your parishioners and even guests can text a keyword of your parish’s choosing to initiate a gift. Their payment method is automatically saved for future donations making it even quicker and easier moving forward.
Use Giving Forms to Promote COVID-19 Activities
During crisis events, parishes are finding ways to continue their ministry. But in order to do ministry and provide for your community, you need to be able to raise money to support those efforts.
Abundant gives you the ability to create customized giving forms for your specific needs. You can create a customized giving form for your COVID-19 activities and embed that form on your parish website, or share that link out to your parishioners via email or social media.
Implement Online Giving with Abundant from Home
Working from home doesn’t have to be a roadblock to providing what your parish needs to do ministry. You can set up online giving directly through Abundant in PDS; you only need a computer and internet service. The videos here will walk you through how to set up and implement online giving for your parish.
Be sure to include online giving options in any of your parish communications including social media posts and emails. If you are live streaming mass, continue including the time you would normally spend passing the collection plate and remind your parishioners they can still give their collection online or through text or the mobile app.
By using Abundant through PDS, you provide your parishioners an easy and safe way to continue supporting the financial needs of your parish family.