Here at eGiving.com, we’re dedicated to helping ministries like yours develop purposeful eMinistry that makes sense with your unique Kingdom-building vision. Starting with our initial application, we want to know what you want your eMinistry to accomplish and what you’d like to see your ministry’s giving accomplish. As a ministry to you, our Kingdom-minded staff will provide as much guidance and support as you need in order to help you implement our tools in ways consistent with your overall ministry vision. Below are some specific goals some ministries have and how we have helped address them.
Reaching Out to Non-Web Natives
While eGiving.com may be part of a vibrant eMinistry for many, it can still help those who simply want to save hassle and paperwork (for themselves) and stamps (for their givers). For those ministries without websites whose financial partners are not website-savvy, we provide services to help meet your needs. Your givers don’t need access to set up their giving accounts, and once the giving accounts are set up, regular gifts will be deducted from your givers’ checking account, debit card, or credit card each week, month, or quarter, as they specify.
This kind of hands-free giving relieves your givers of the burden of remembering each month and having to physically write out a check and pay for those pesky stamps. On your ministry’s end, recurring electronic giving offers the kind of giver inertia that simple pledges do not give. You also benefit by automated reporting features that reduce the chance of human error and free up your administrative staff for other tasks.
Connecting with the Average Adult
Most people under 55 are online regularly and are comfortable doing financial transactions online. Overall, paper check use is continually decreasing in popularity, accounting for only 26% in 2010, as opposed to 61% in 2000; by contrast, online bill payments made up 45% of all payments in 2010, compared to 12% in 2000.
Even the over-55 crowd is increasingly utilizing online billpay and banking options, contributing to nearly 25% of online payments in 2010. As those already comfortable with such technology reach the golden years, that percentage promises to rise.
Bridging the Gap to Younger Generations
Not only are today’s teens and twenty-somethings incredibly plugged in, they’re also very mobile in their devices-of-choice. Instead of accessing the internet from their computers, they’re opting to use their smart phones and tablet devices, making mobile-friendly websites incredibly important. For those ministries targeting their eMinistry toward the younger crowd, our mobile giving pages and Facebook app will help make the connection. We also have text giving!
Whatever your eMinistry priorities may be, we’ll help you achieve your specific ministry goals with our tools and expert guidance.
Since 2000, eGiving.com has served to assist in funding Christian ministries with effective strategies & tools of electronic giving (recurring & online giving). eGiving.com serves both churches as well as para-church ministries (including schools, pregnancy centers, missions, and works of mercy). To learn more about how eGiving.com’s web-based tools can help your ministry accomplish its vision, visit our website at www.eGiving.com or contact us toll free by calling (888) 780-4483.
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