The technology behind Egiving provides an all-around solution for Christian ministries to manage and increase giving. From its secure processors to its inclusive approach, it’s designed similarly to many top-ranked systems available in the secular world, but instead, it’s a ministry. Egiving provides ministries with electronic giving solutions that are truly safe, flexible, user-friendly, and inexpensive.
What makes the tools available through Egiving safe? The same thing that makes any online payments safe: the processors. Egiving’s tools use the same processors as do companies such as Yahoo, the US Postal Service, and Bank of America. These highly ranked processors comply with up-to-date security regulations and meet higher standards than do most banks. All information is backed up via SAT 70 audited and PIC-DSS certified processing and is backed up in multiple locations. The same company used by Egiving, Fiserv, processes approximately ¾ of America’s EFTs.
The believers that have designed Egiving’s resources realize that each ministry is unique. Not only do pregnancy centers have different giving needs than churches or Christian schools, but each individual ministry has its own priorities, as well. That’s why Egiving has many options available to help your ministry organize its giving tools in a way that makes sense for its individual needs. Options include various giving pages and the potential for giver-originated accounts. The options of giving types is also up to your ministry’s preferences: Checking and savings accounts, debit cards, and all major credit cards are all potential sources of giving that you can make available to donors.
The system will be easy for you and your staff to learn and maintain, thanks to its web-based applications, Egiving’s initial training and ongoing American support, and the connectivity to your organization’s website and existing software programs. For givers, the online format will be familiar and simple, giving them additional opportunities to give in a way that’s becoming most comfortable for many.
Because Egiving offers software-free processing, you won’t have to replace outdated programs or worry about theft. In addition, all prices are below market value. The total cost for implementation ranges from $0 to $200, and monthly support costs $30 to $40. In addition, the following individual processing fees apply:
• ACH (check)—$0.25
• Credit Cards—$0.25 plus 2.1-2.55% merchant fees, depending on card type
• NSF from $4.50
The tools available to ministries through Egiving provide the kind of service Christian organizations generally can’t afford because Egiving is a ministry to ministries, not a business out to make a profit.
If your ministry has never utilized electronic or web-based giving options, you may have further funding available through those avenues that you won’t see any other way. The greatest benefit of Egiving is not anything listed above, but simply that it actually works: It helps ministries increase their efficiency and financial resources for the cause of Christ.