Church Admin & Finance, Treasurers
Payment Solution to Accept Recurring Donations?
August 5, 2019
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Our church is looking for a company to help process donations online. We are currently using Stripe on our Squarespace hosted website, but want to find somewhere we can do recurring donations. We're exploring a few options but they all look pretty similar, so I'd love some suggestions. We've been looking at Planning Center, Subsplans, and Clover Give. Any feedback about those companies or have another one you really like? Thank you!
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We use Giveify for those who want to give regularly and skip the traditional offering envelope. The people who use it appreciate the ability to give directly.
Hi. Are you using a church management system (ChMS)? If so, I'd first look at what electronic donation systems integrate with it, and how their fees compare. The big advantage is then it's all tied together, no duplicate entry, etc (see my comment in this other thread).
If you aren't using a ChMS, then you might want to consider that first, or at the same time. Or at least consider a solution that you know can integrate to some of the main ChMS tools at whatever point you decide you need one. Hope this helps!
The Bridge App, which is available to all CRCs in Canada, has a 'GIVE' function that allows members to donate to the budget and other causes designated by the local church. While giving can currently only happen through credit cards, we expect that before the end of August (2019) the Give function will also allow for recurring giving and debit transactions. A number of Canadian CRCs are already using the Give function, and have processed a considerable amount of donations.
Several CRCs in the US have also expressed interest in The Bridge App and have requested a trial once the Give function is fully operational in a few weeks.
In addition to the Give function, The Bridge App allows the local church to post announcements, prayers, events calendar, recorded or live streamed worship services, membership directory (with or without photos), as well as the Bible in various versions, the Today devotional, plus news and posts from CRC News, The Banner and The Network.
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