Why Do Churches Switch Online Giving Platforms?

Why Do Churches Switch Online Giving Platforms?

There’s a pretty good chance your ministry accepts digital gifts in some way, shape, or form. It’s 2019 after all! A donation page on your website, a mobile app, text giving, and giving kiosks all benefit the overall mission of the church. But, what worked for your church a few years ago may not be the best solution for you today.

With the speed that technology advances, it’s vital to reevaluate your online giving solution from time to time. This ensures your current provider is meeting your needs right now and moving forward. If you’re considering a new digital giving platform, here are the top reasons churches switch to easyTithe.

Better features for churches and faith-based organizations

Some online giving products have an overwhelming number of features, but that doesn’t necessarily make them better. For the best possible experience, it’s crucial these features make sense for churches and faith-based organizations. If your current giving platform doesn’t provide the following, it may be time to switch to easyTithe:

  • Seamless (and automatic) ChMS integrations
  • Accepts credit, debit, and ACH (eChecks)
  • Customizable forms for event registration and more
  • Unlimited designations
  • Multiple ways to give: text, mobile, online, Facebook, and giving kiosks
  • Easy-to-manage recurring giving options

A truly affordable solution with upfront pricing

When it comes to giving platforms, pricing is a challenge because what looks like an affordable rate may not be once fees are added. Consider the total for processing fees and pricing plans to get a better idea of cost.

Know that ACH payments have lower costs, so be sure you switch to a platform that accepts eChecks. Look for flexible pricing plans and options for tiered rates. When tiered rates apply, you get lower processing fees the more people give.

Another way to help with fee costs is utilizing easyTithe’s feature that lets donors choose the option of covering processing fees by adding them to their gift.

An admin experience that saves time and energy

Even if your current giving platform has low processing fees, if it doesn’t save your church admins time and energy in their days, it’s costing you more than you realize.

Have a conversation with your financial staff to discuss your giving platform. Talk about whether the control panel is easy to navigate, reporting is simple and clear to read, and integrations work the way they should.

A giving experience your church loves

First-time donors, recurring givers, and everyone in between loves an easy giving experience. When gifts are effortless to make and easy to manage from a smartphone, tablet, or computer, people notice, and they’re encouraged to give more (and more often!).

People also appreciate a secure giving experience, so focus on switching to a Level 1 Certified PCI Compliant Service Provider like easyTithe. Create familiarity with branded donation pages and customizable features. Remember, people want to give to your church, not be sent to a third-party unbranded website.

Support and resources that go above and beyond

Support doesn’t stop at sign up. When you switch to easyTithe, we consider you a partner and we’re dedicated to helping you further your mission. Our team is quick to answer questions, address concerns, and help your church utilize all our powerful features designed to inspire giving. We also have Church Success Coaches available to help you make the most of our platform.

We provide everything you need to successfully switch to easyTithe from 1:1 support to customizable transitioning materials. If you’re ready, sign up here today using the code SWITCH to get 3 months free during the transition.

Want to learn more? Simply call 1-888-778-4843 or email sales@easytithe.com. You can also try a demo right here!

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