Provide your parishioners multiple ways to give
Did you know that only 11% of people prefer using cash, and nearly half of those that do carry cash have less than $20 on them. I know that I am one of those people. I think the last time I was carrying any kind of cash was a few years ago when I attend the book fair in Baltimore, and you know what? It was a total hassle.
That’s why it’s so important you provide multiple ways to give. People are more likely to donate consistently when their preferred payment method is accepted.
For some, it’s easier to give on your website using a debit card or eCheck as they pay bills. Others prefer giving on-the-go using a mobile app and their credit card, and, younger generations like the convenience of donating via text. Giving kiosks are an excellent solution for those that want to give during church but forgot cash.
At the AOB many parishes are happy with a few different online giving platforms. Here are a couple of options you can check out.
Oh I almost forgot, do you know what the best part of online giving is? Some people will choose to set up automatic weekly giving! That means they never miss a week of giving!
If you are looking to make a change or add online giving, please contact your Regional Director.