You’ve probably read about the benefits of online giving. Of course, many articles that cover these benefits paint a broad stroke over the topic and can still leave you wondering, what’s it really like to add an online giving platform to my church?
Last year, faith-based organizations received the largest percentage of online gifts on #GivingTuesday compared to other nonprofit sectors. Yet, many churches are on the fence about whether they should participate on November 27th.
#GivingTuesday kicks off the season of generosity, and it’s on November 27th! While it’s only a single day, the impact is momentous. The first #GivingTuesday was in 2012 and raised over $10.1 million online. In 2017, over $274 million was raised, and this year giving is expected to increase by 21%.
Various factors impact your ministry’s health, like digital giving tools, your ChMS, leadership, staff, budget, and the local community. The key to success is that each of these factors work together. Of course, this doesn’t happen on its own—it takes a plan.
You may not realize it, but Church Management Software (ChMS) empowers ministries to better connect with their congregation. Because the technology aligns with your church’s vision and integrates with systems you already have in place, it’s simply easier to focus on growth and engagement.
Since getting its start in 2012, #GivingTuesday has grown year after year. People across the globe embrace this day of giving in the height of consumerism around the holidays—it’s a breath of fresh air. It reminds people to give back in a meaningful way rather than getting caught up in shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.