If your church isn’t reaching people on mobile devices, you miss out on a huge opportunity. A communication, growth, or outreach strategy that doesn’t include mobile overlooks the country’s most prevalent content delivery and communication devices. This is why you should consider text giving for your church / ministry. If you haven’t thought about building community, growing groups, optimizing giving, and interacting with your people online, now is the time.
You will reach a larger audience by instituting eGiving solutions, including text to give for churches. People take their mobile phones everywhere, which means that if you look at this from a business perspective, texting might be one of the most underrated technologies around so you need to consider text giving . Consider these stats from Nonprofit Source:
- 91% of American adults own a smartphone
- 1 in 4 donors use mobile devices to discover nonprofits
- 7 out of 10 churchgoers use text messaging
- 25% of donors complete their donations on mobile devices
- In the past year, mobile giving donations have increased by 205%
- The average donation size for text-to-donate fundraisers is $107
- Responsive design doubles giving on mobile devices
With flat or declining giving trends due to the economic downturn, the church needs viable giving solutions. Furthermore, fluctuating attendance patterns on Sunday mornings can limit and restrict giving. When people on-the-go can’t attend church regularly, you don’t want to be out of sight and out of mind. Statistics show that when attendance drops, engagement decreases, and giving declines.
Why not provide your donors with the most convenient way to give?
Q: How does it work?
A: Donors text a keyword and amount to your church’s predetermined number to give.
Q: Is it secure?
A: Yes, text to give transactions you receive are PCI-compliant, meaning you and your donors can rest assured knowing that their sensitive information will be safe.
Q: Am I assigned a keyword?
A: No, you can create a custom text keyword!
Q: Is text to give available to those outside of my congregation?
A: One of the biggest advantages of text giving is that it can bring in a lot of new donors- this means anyone with your predetermined text number and custom keyword can give!
Q: What is eGiving, and why is it important?
A: Churches with an eGiving platform experience substantial increases in all types of giving as people can make donations – anytime, anywhere, 24/7 – as well as manage recurring giving, give to special funds, make pledges, and review giving history.
Giving with a mobile device is the new offering plate. Text giving is convenient and easy to use.
Plus, studies show that integrating an eGiving and communication platform with a ChMS increases engagement and inspires people to give more often and in multiple ways. To save time and avoid costly mistakes, the church needs to adopt an integrated eGiving platform that pairs powerful online giving tools with an accounting and communication platform all in ONE place.
As Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Thomas is responsible for the company’s overall sales production through multiple sales channels. Born and raised in Florence, S.C., Thomas has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing leadership. He holds a degree in business and is currently pursuing an Organizational Leadership degree. He loves seeing people move outside their comfort zone and exceed their goals. In addition to his work at ACS Technologies, he volunteers with several organizations, including a local ministry in Florence.